“Peer Pressure Problems,” Friend, November 2017
When a friend or classmate tries to make you do something you don’t want to do …
Something that breaks a commandment
Something that makes you feel uncomfortable
Or just something you know isn’t right
Suggest a new activity. This is a great time to explain your standards.
“I don’t feel good watching that. How about this one?”
Call for backup. Talk to a parent ahead of time about an “escape plan” for dangerous or uncomfortable situations.
“I have to be home early. See you later.”
Find a friend who feels the same. Be brave and help someone else be brave too!
“No. I’m not OK with that.”
Just one drink! Don’t be a baby!
This game isn’t even that bad.
Tell her she can’t hang out with us.