Peer Pressure: Deal with it without losing your cool

Peer Pressure: Deal with it without losing your cool

by Elaine Slavens, Ben Shannon
     
 
Some psychologists argue that peers have a greater influence on one another than do their parents, siblings, and teachers. Sometimes this influence is positive, but all too often pressure from friends and bullies can have negative effects, from hurt feelings to seriously risky behaviour. Using contemporary situations and language, Peer Pressure explores the

Overview

Some psychologists argue that peers have a greater influence on one another than do their parents, siblings, and teachers. Sometimes this influence is positive, but all too often pressure from friends and bullies can have negative effects, from hurt feelings to seriously risky behaviour. Using contemporary situations and language, Peer Pressure explores the pressure young people experience, how to walk away from it, and how kids can empower each other to stand up for their own interests.

Editorial Reviews

Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
"""As wonderful as the words are, it is the visual format and illustrations that make this series so appealing and kid friendly. The information, straight-forward talk, and behavior-challenging questions are well done, but the art will surely make youth pick up these books."""
S.W. Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group
"The author does an excellent presentation of good and bad peer pressure. Readers will mature in reactions to peer pressure as they learn to make good choices and realize that they are empowered to choose how they will treat others with fairness and dignity. Recommended."
CM Magazine
"Short sections and a good variety of presentation formats will keep the reader's attention, while sound advice, sample scenarios and suggestions for altering behaviour, without sounding preachy, will give young people plenty of ideas for gaining control of their own behaviours."
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Short sections and a good variety of presentation formats will keep the reader's attention, while sound advice, sample scenarios and suggestions for altering behaviour, without sounding preachy, will give young people plenty of ideas for gaining control of their own behaviours."
Children's Literature
Using a format that is a cross between a comic book and a graphic novel, Slavens and Shannon use direct language and realistic drawings to convey their message. Teens may be attracted to this book because of the bright colors and the contemporary pictures, but they will probably not be drawn to the message of the book without some guidance from a helpful teacher or parent. This title would be most useful in a group setting where the situations and questions portrayed in the book could then be discussed among a group of teens with an adult to guide and shape the discussion. 2004, James Lorimer & Company, Ages 12 up.
—Wendy M. Smith-D'Arezzo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550288155
Publisher:
Lorimer, James & Company, Limited
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Series:
Lorimer Deal With It Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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