What is Peer Acceptance? Why is it important? What impact does it have on our children? This week we’ll address these questions and talk about what exactly peer acceptance is. We’ll explore the importance of peer acceptance on the mental, social and moral development of our children. We’ll also look at what things affect peer acceptance. Why certain teens find it easier to gain acceptance than others. Why certain groups seem to naturally gather in their own groups and how to handle cliques and the lack of acceptance. We all yearn to be accepted. This week we discuss why, and why it benefits us.
This week we tackle the topic of cheating in school. You might be amazed at just how many kids cheat in school. Some do it deliberately while others may not even realize they are doing it. We’ll talk about some of the different ways that students tend to cheat in school and their motivation for cheating. We’ll also discuss both the short term and long term consequences of cheating and why ultimately it simply isn’t worth the risk or the consequences.
This week we talk about how to know yourself and the importance of being yourself. A discuss what it takes to resist peer pressure and what how important trusting your instincts and own judgement are. We learn how to understand who we are, how to accept ourselves for the type of person we are and how to love ourselves for being the unique person that we are. We’ll also talk about how to handle yourself in situations where outside influences may try to change the person you are and why it’s important to stay true to yourself.