Blog Posts - Peer Pressure



Saturday Morning TV…If You Dare…

Have you watched Saturday morning TV lately? In a while? Ever? Saturday morning television (and, I’m sure, Sunday through Friday too), is not quite what it used to be in the olden days. Since my grandkids have lived with me, I’ve seen wei...
by Humoring The Goddess on Jan 30, 2016

Why Do We Scrutinize Parents?

"Oh, you must be a parent from the generation that lets their kids ride the subway alone?"  This is, of course, a reference to Lenore Skenazy, an advocate of free range parenting.  I responded "No, but I am of the generation that lets her k...
by Homeschooling In Buffalo on Jun 9, 2015

Hollywood's "Left Wing" Agenda (spoiler if you are going to see Night at the Museum 3)

I am terribly fascinated by all the hype that the there is a left bias in Hollywood and the main stream media.  Perhaps, I have spent too much time reading Manufacturing Consent, but it seems to me that there is a corporate agenda at work which...
by Homeschooling In Buffalo on Mar 19, 2015

I Refuse to Believe the Lies for One More Minute

It’s hard isn’t it? All you’re trying to do is buy a box of cereal and a gallon of milk, and you’re faced with the fact that you just don’t measure up. You can’t check out at any grocery or...
by Counting My Blessings on Mar 2, 2015

Are Saggy Pants a Deal Breaker? A Dad’s Dilemma

Recently, my oldest daughter and I were out and about, running some errands; on our way home, we stopped at a gas station. There I saw a group of young men, one of whom wore his pants so low that I was concerned he was going to trip going up the curb...
by Empowering Parents on Oct 21, 2014

Being Good Through Competition: Pigs Trough Syndrome

by John and Diane. I have this theory I refer to as the Pigs Trough Syndrome (no offense to pigs or kids out there.) The theory is based on this: A farmer can’t raise just one pig, because it would starve to death. One pig will not eat; it needs...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Oct 6, 2014

15 Terrible Excuses That Will Wreck Your Finances

We all tend to make excuses from time to time. It’s just human nature. But I’ve seen people rely too heavily on excuses when it comes to money. When they have too much debt or can’t seem to make ends meet they pull out the excuses a...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Jun 4, 2014

Is Your Teen Too Serious with Their Boyfriend or Girlfriend? Intense Adolescent Relationships

How serious is too serious when it comes to teen relationships? I’ve had to ask myself this question a few times over the past few years. Truth be told, it makes me more than a little uncomfortable when my kids want to spend all of their waking mom...
by Empowering Parents on Feb 11, 2014

Lessons Olympian Shaun White Can Teach You About Money and Life

By M. Butler Looking for words of wisdom from a professional snowboarder isn’t the place that people think t look when it comes to ways of bettering their finances. Then again, there are a number of things about saving money that you can learn...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Feb 6, 2014

How To Have A Greater Influence With Your Kids

Parenting in our world today can be scary as we see so many negative inputs in the lives of our children. From a skewed media, to negative peer pressure, our kids are under a constant barrage from negative influences. How can a parent compete? How ca...
by Youthworktalk on Jan 21, 2014

Building Student Leaders

The STAR (Students Taking an Action Role) program has produced leaders in high school and is now a means to organizing students in middle school […]...
by How To Learn on Jan 14, 2014

Can Peer Pressure be Positive?

Today’s pressure related topic for NaBloPoMo is about whether peer pressure can be positive, and once more I refer to the Wikipedia definition . “Peer pressure is influence that a peer group, observers or individual exerts that encourages others...
by The Zombie Chimp on Jan 8, 2014

NaBloPoMo Day 5 Never Swimming Against the Tide

I’ve been looking over today’s NaBloPoMo prompt for a time now. I expected inspiration to run up and head-butt me on the nose and shout at me some magic words of inspiration that I could write this post about. No joy. Despite my being on this pla...
by The Zombie Chimp on Jan 7, 2014

Peer Pressure or Jumping Off a Bridge

Today’s NaBloPoMo prompt is. “Tell us about a time you bent to peer pressure” I can’t think of any better example than the first time I smoked a cigarette. “Peer pressure, the influence that a peer group, observers or individual exerts that...
by The Zombie Chimp on Jan 6, 2014

Peer Pressure Kayak Purchases

Please stop.Take a deep breath.Count down from 10.I'm going to save you some possible headache if you'll take 5 minutes and read this. I hope you take this advice to heart because I sure didn't. I've bone headed this scenario twice and finally learne...
by PaynesPaddleFish on Dec 10, 2013

Building a Better Student: The Social Swamp

For a lot of students, school is just an excuse to stretch their social muscles. Too often it’s the only reason they still get up and go each day. They’ve completely checked out of the educational aspect, and simply live for the social interactio...
by Earnest Parenting on Dec 6, 2013

The Properly Socialized Homeschooler

Years ago, I chatted with a public school educator who upbraided me on our family decision to homeschool our children. “I can’t argue with you that what you’re doing academically is superior,” she said. “Your ability to...
by Middle Aged Plague on Oct 17, 2013

Get Salted: Parental Peer Pressure (PPP)

 First of all, let me say that I am by no means a perfect parent. In fact, this afternoon, after church I was having a much needed pow-wow with my two teens in a bid to undo some of the damage that I believe had been done by some of my actions and...
by Konnect Africa on Oct 4, 2013

GOT TEENS?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I can't believe it has been almost a month since I last posted on my blog, but I have started a new career...I am now a special education teacher for K-2, and I am excited and nervous.  So, I have spent the summe...
by Ziggys Blog on Aug 28, 2013

"Positive Peer Pressure . . . "

Greetings,Just wanted to share a bit of what has been on my mind over the last few weeks.  I've been thinking a great deal about the subject of peer pressure.  And frankly, some of this might actually stem from a dinner discussion we had th...
by The Adventures of Tartanscot on Aug 8, 2013


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