Give Your Child Choices to Head Off Peer Pressure
He wants to wear a black shirt because “everyone” is doing it. Even at this young age, your child is experiencing peer pressure. By the time he’s in middle school or high school, he may feel pressured to try riskier behaviors, like drinking alcohol or trying drugs.

Giving your child practice making choices now is a good way to help him head off peer pressure later. Help him feel confident in his ability to make good decisions.

You might let him pick what he wants to do on his birthday (within reason and your budget). Give him options when it comes to what clothes to wear to school. Allow him to choose his extracurricular activity, whether it be band or football.

 

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