Teens who express differences with mom might also resist peer pressure: study
Joseph Allen, co-author of a study appearing in the journal Child Development. Allen said teens need to learn to stand up for themselves somewhere, and those who learn to do so in the right way with their parents are actually much better suited to do it well with their peers.
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#1 Dec 22, 2011
My children who were strong willed as teens were also leaders with their peers. They were seldom following the others.
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#2 Dec 23, 2011
my eldest grew up fast due to my divorce but he is a strong willed lad of 22 now.
When he was a pre teen and teen, he had to learn that things didnt come for free, with the tantrums etc. but i helped him obtain the designer trainers and clothes and computer games when he had to put up half the money. But the usual rules were he had to prove he had the money first. This process for me anyway stopped him from going down following the peers. He would hold his head high and say they were his, and not hand outs from parents etc.
This is one small part of how i helped him develop. My other two have had same treatment. My youngest is 14 and going thru some tantrums but he is learning. i am blessed with great boysx
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