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Question Icon You should always refuse peer pressure. 

 


Question Icon To combat peer pressure, you need the funniest comeback, the fastest zing, or the biggest burn. 

 


Question Icon Insulting someone who's trying to pressure you is a good strategy.  

 

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Cartoon drawing of to friends on a benchNo way. Peer pressure can be good or bad. You've just got to look at what your bud's trying to convince you to do. If your friend's trying to convince you to do something that sounds fun or exciting, but that makes you kind of nervous, like white water rafting, or going to a new summer camp, then it can be a positive kind of pressure. Your pal's just trying to expand your horizons. But if whatever your friend is suggesting makes you the really nervous, or uncomfortable, or you know you could get hurt or in trouble, you're dealing with bad peer pressure—and you're best off if you say no.

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Cartoon drawing of to friends on a benchThat's right! Peer pressure can be a good thing. You've just got to look at what your bud's trying to convince you to do. If your friend's trying to convince you to do something that sounds fun or exciting, but that makes you kind of nervous, like white water rafting, or going to a new summer camp, then it can be a positive kind of pressure. Your pal's just trying to expand your horizons. But if whatever your friend is suggesting makes you the really nervous, or uncomfortable, or you know you could get hurt or in trouble, you're dealing with bad peer pressure—and you're best off if you say no.

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Cartoon drawing of a young girl walkingNo way. Zingers can be fun, but you don't have to use them. You can always keep it simple—just say, "no thanks," and walk on. It's fine to come up with a witty reason why drinking's a drag, but you don't have to. No one can argue with "I don't like it" or "I don't feel like it." If the person is bullying you at all, it can be smartest to keep it simple. A major burn might make them mad, and that won't help you at all.

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Cartoon drawing of a young girl walkingYou can keep it simple—just say, "no thanks," and walk on. It's fine to come up with a witty reason why drinking's a drag, but you don't have to. No one can argue with "I don't like it" or "I don't feel like it." If the person is bullying you at all, it can be smartest to keep it simple. A major burn might make them mad, and that won't help you at all.

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No way! Insulting someone is never good. You're probably upset because they're not listening to what you're saying. Being rude to them isn't going to make them start. It might make things more mean and intense—not good! The best thing to do is to say no—you can give a reason if you want, but you don't have to.

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That's right! Insulting someone is never good. You're probably upset because they're not listening to what you're saying. Being rude to them isn't going to make them start. It might make things more mean and intense—not good! The best thing to do is to say no—you can give a reason if you want, but you don't have to.

 

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