quotations about peer pressure
If you follow the crowd, you might get lost in it.
No child is immune to peer pressure.
KATHI HUDSON, Raising Kids God's Way
When you say "YES" to others make sure you aren't saying "NO" to yourself.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
ANONYMOUS, often wrongly attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rarely do schools acknowledge the power of peer culture in defining standards, and rarely do they take advantage of this power as an engine for quality. When students themselves are in charge of projects that they care about, peer pressure can become a powerful force for high standards.
R. BERGER, Harvard Education Letter
The recipe to ignoring peer pressure is feeling confident in who you are.
PHOEBE WALLER, "6 Ways To Stand Up Against Peer Pressure & Do Your Own Thing", Bustle, March 10, 2016
Peer pressure is not always negative. Sometimes, it inculcates new hobbies, habits, attitudes health conscience or a strong urge to succeed amongst people and where this happens, it is positive.
ADEYEMI RAPHAEL OLUWAMAYOWA, Peer Pressure: A Practical Guide To Handle It Successfully
How you handle peer pressure -- the pressure your children feel as well as the pressure you feel -- in the early years will play a significant role in how your children handle peer pressure when they become adolescents.
KEVIN LEMAN, Adolescence Isn't Terminal
The ugly reality is that peer pressure reaches its greatest intensity at just the age when kids tend to be most insensitive and cruel.
WALT MUELLER, Understanding Today's Youth Culture
Peer pressure has many redeeming qualities. It is the pressure of our peers, after all, that gives us the support to try things we otherwise wouldn't have.
BILL TREASURER, Right Risk
Peer pressure is not a monolithic force that presses adolescents into the same mold.... Adolescents generally choose friends whose values, attitudes, tastes, and families are similar to their own. In short, good kids rarely go bad because of their friends.
LAURENCE STEINBERG, You and Your Adolescent
The stress of resisting unhealthy peer pressure can be buffered by good family relationships and a high self-esteem, and it is often those adolescents with neither who succumb to unhealthy pressure from their peers.
L. EUGENE ARNOLD, Childhood Stress
There's one advantage to being 102. There's no peer pressure.
DENNIS WOLFBERG, Humorous Quotes for All Occasions
Of course, peer pressure has a strong positive component. It provides the social cohesion that allows the very development of communal affiliation. But peer power as an extrinsic force is a lot like radiation: a little goes a long way.
CHARLES D. HAYES, The Rapture of Maturity
The main consequence of saying no to negative peer pressure is not just withstanding "the heat of the moment," as most adults think. Rather, it is coping with a sense of exclusion as others engage in the behavior and leave the adolescent increasingly alone. It is the loss of the shared experience. Further, the sense of exclusion remains whenever the group later recounts what happened. This feeling of loneliness then becomes pervasive but carries an easy solution -- go along with the crowd.
MICHAEL RIERA, Uncommon Sense for Parents With Teenagers
Learning to effectively express your dissent when your peers are making a mistake is a business skill.
LARRY MYLER, "Overcoming Peer Pressure In Your Business Decisions", Forbes, April 9, 2015
The alter ego of negative peer pressure is ... drum roll, please ... positive peer pressure! It's true, this awful annoyance does have a brighter side that is not only prettier, but also helpful and productive.
HILARY CHERNISS & SARA JANE SLUKE, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Peer Pressure for Teens
When people get immersed in a culture with strong new memes, it tends to be a sink-or-swim proposition. Either you change your mind, succumbing to peer pressure and adopting the new memes as your own, or you struggle with the extremely uncomfortable feeling of being surrounded by people who think you're crazy or inadequate. The fact that you probably think the same about them is little consolation.
RICHARD BRODIE, Virus of the Mind
Most literature on the culture of adolescence focuses on peer pressure as a negative force. Warnings about the "wrong crowd" read like tornado alerts in parent manuals.... It is a relative term that means different things in different places. In Fort Wayne, for example, the wrong crowd meant hanging out with liberal Democrats. In Connecticut, it meant kids who weren't planning to get a Ph.D. from Yale.
MARY KAY BLAKELY, American Mom
The people in the popular group say there is no peer pressure because they are at the top of the food chain. Really what they are doing is just eating away at everybody else.
LAUREN GREENFIELD, Girl Culture