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How Do You Help Your Teen Manage Peer Pressure in High School or College?

ANSWER:

Cheryl Frommelt MS LCPC LMFT
Clinical Director, Fox Valley Institute for Growth and Wellness
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Fox Valley Institute for Growth and Wellness
640 N. River Rd. Suite 108
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 718-0717 x 210
cheryl@fvinstitute.com
www.fvinstitute.com

How Do You Help Your Teen Manage Peer Pressure in High School or College?

Peers naturally influence our teen’s lives. The influence can be either positive or negative in nature. It is human nature to listen to and learn from
others in their age group. As kids get older, in high school and college, negative peer pressure can get in the way academically, behaviorally or
emotionally.

Let’s discuss 5 ways to help your teen manage peer pressure in high school
and beyond.

1. Encourage your child to take part in positive activities with positive
people that they can feel good about.
2. Listen to your child when they talk to you about peer situations. Don’t
overreact, lecture, shame or blame them.
3. Teach your child to foresee potential situations that may lead to trouble
and role-play saying “no”.
4. Get to know your child’s friends.
5. Develop a back-up plan when your child is in a situation they can’t handle.

Posted in: Peer Pressure, Schoolwork & Competition

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How Can I Help My Child Get Into a Good College?

ANSWER:

Julie Nelson-Kuna, PhD, LLC
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
800 W. 5th Avenue
Naperville, Il  Suite 101 B
(331) 472-7313; drjulienelsonkuna.com

 

How Can I Help My Child Get Into a Good College?

The issue of finding a ‘good’ college is frequently on the minds of parents of both
children and adolescents, as building a college resume seems to begin for our
children at younger and younger ages. College choices should be driven by the
unique qualities of your adolescent, and not necessarily by ‘top tier,’ or status-
seeking Ivy schools, as determined by US News and World Reports. Naviance is
a wonderful tool for examining college options. Myths regarding the value of
networking and connections gained by the college choice are discussed, and parents
are encouraged to work with their adolescent throughout the college admission
process.

Posted in: All Categories, Family & Relationships, Schoolwork & Competition

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