Ann, Age 9: Dealing with peer pressure

Kids Ask Dr. Friendtastic

Oct 28 2023 • 5 mins

Ep. 36 - Kids Ask Dr. Friendtastic: Learning to say "no."

Ann wants to know how to avoid letting her friends drag her into doing something she knows she shouldn’t do.

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(Obviously, this is not psychotherapy, and it’s not for emergency situations.)

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- What are some positive ways your friends have influenced you?

- Have you ever had friends or other kids try to influence you to do something that wasn’t smart or kind? What happened?

- Why do you think it’s sometimes hard for kids to say no to friends?

- Have you ever tried to influence a friend to do something? What was it? Why did you want your friend to do it? How did you try to influence your friend? How did your friend respond?

Books mentioned in the podcast:

Growing Friendships: A Kids' Guide to making and Keeping Friends

Growing Feelings: A Kids' Guide to Dealing with Emotions about Friends and Other Kids

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