Peer Pressure: Deal with it Without Losing Your Cool

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James Lorimer & Company, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Some psychologists argue that peers have a greater influence on one another than do their parents, siblings, and teachers. Sometimes this influence is positive, but all too often pressure from friends and bullies can have negative effects, from hurt feelings to seriously risky behaviour.
Using contemporary situations and language, Peer Pressure explores the pressures young people experience, how to walk away from it, and how kids can empower each other to stand up for their own interests.

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This book helps children make good decision over bad decision when tempted by peer pressure. The book also describes the diffrences between good and bad peer pressure.

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ELAINE SLAVENS is the former Consultant of Guidance and Social/Personal Skills for the Toronto District School Board and was previously Conflict Resolution Advisor for the Toronto Board of Education. This book reflects her deep and sympathetic understanding of young people and her experience with issues of conflict in school settings. The Deal With It Series helps adolescents cope with conflicts in everyday life and aims to promote peaceful homes, schools, and communities.

BEN SHANNON is a Toronto-based illustrator and musician. His work has appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, Wired, National Geographic World, and The Globe and Mail.

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