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Peer pressure and teenagers

Teenage peer pressure is common and it's natural for you to worry about your child if it’s negatively impacting their daily life. There are a number of things that you can try to help your teenager manage peer pressure. If you'd like to understand more about peer pressure, read our fact sheet on peer pressure and teenagers. You might also like to chat to other parents in the forums and hear about strategies that they’ve used.

Otherwise, see below for our top tips on what you can do to help your teenager manage peer pressure.

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Understanding teenage peer pressure

Peer groups play a large role in young people’s lives, particularly during adolescence.

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