Negative peer pressure can cause tremendous stress for our kids who just want to fit in and be accepted by the other kids at school. Fear of being
rejected, teased, laughed at, or of losing friendship can cause anxiety and even depression.
Children learn that when we take 100% responsibility for our lives it
gives us our ultimate power. We get to choose who we want to be,
what we want to think, how we choose to feel, and how we choose to
act, what we want to create.
Integrity means doing the right thing, even when no one else is
looking. When we live our lives with integrity we can trust ourselves
and others can trust us as well which leads to powerful self-
confidence and positive self-esteem!
Every time we are with someone we leave a “mark” depending on how we treat them. Treating others with respect means following the Golden Rule- to treat others as you would like to be treated. When we use manners and treat others with kindness, we leave “gold hearts” everywhere.
Having self-respect means giving ourselves a “gold heart”. It means standing by our values and treating ourselves with as much kindness, patience, compassion, and understanding that we would have with our best friend, our favorite teacher, or our favorite relative. Choosing self-respect builds powerful self-esteem
Making good decisions is critical for our children. Knowing what they believe about key issues such as cheating, lying, stealing, using drugs and alcohol, engaging in sexual activity, and cutting class can help them stand against peer pressure and stay focused on their goals. This skill book teaches children tools they can use to make good decisions and provides a platform for them to make a decision about many of the critical issues listed above before they actually face them
Knowing what we stand for, choosing what we want for ourselves, and learning how to say “no” to peers and “yes” to ourselves is critical for standing against negative peer pressure