The Complete Idiot's Guide to Surviving Peer Pressure for Teens

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The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Surviving Peer Pressure for Teens is must-have resource for getting through the teen years— from the tyranny of looking and acting cool to dealing with sex, drinking and drugs, violence, and the many other forces and influences teens face today.

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CIG to Surviving Peer Pressure for Teens 0028642155

The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Surviving Peer Pressure for Teens is must-have resource for getting through the teen years— from the tyranny of looking and acting cool to dealing with sex, drinking and drugs, violence, and the many other forces and influences teens face today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028642154
  • Publisher: Alpha Books
  • Publication date: 7/1/1901
  • Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
  • Pages: 159
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Peer Pressure Squeeze 1
1 Teens, Tension, and Turmoil 3
What Is Peer Pressure Anway? 4
Stressed Out 7
Is This Peer Pressure, or Am I Dreaming? 12
It Doesn't End at 20, So Deal with It 14
2 Raging Hormones and Blossoming Bodies: Growing Up and Growing Out 17
Welcome to the Teen Years 18
Physical Headlines 19
Emotional Scoop 21
Friendship's Not That Simple Anymore 25
Parents Just Don't Understand 26
Part 2 The Importance of Looking Cool 29
3 Judging a Book by Its Cover 31
Body Battles and Hairy Situations 31
My Cell Phone's Smaller Than Your Cell Phone 35
Following Fads 38
What You See Isn't Always What You Get 40
4 High School Hierarchy 45
Membership Has Its Privileges 46
The Popularity Circus 49
Not Always Status Quo 53
The One-Man Show 54
Part 3 The Challenge to Act Cool 57
5 Do Unto Others 59
Teasing 60
Have You Heard 62
What's Everyone Whispering About? 64
Ostracizing and Hazing 65
You Could Be Next 67
Victim or Villain 68
6 Rebel Yell 71
When Mom and Dad Become Them 72
Disrespectin' the Pack 73
Lying to the Folks 75
Breaking House Rules 76
Cutting Loose at School 79
Teacher Torture 81
Cheating Yourself Out of a Good Education 81
7 Getting It On or Putting It Off 85
Let's Talk About Sex, Baby 86
The Dating Game 88
Let's Get Physical 89
Every Reason but the Right One 91
Dealing with the ConSEXquences 94
So You've Decided to Do It 96
8 Drinking, Drugs, and Disillusionment 101
Blah, Blah, Blah, Tell Us Something We Don't Know 102
Why Would You Start? 103
What's Your Poison? 106
A Step in the Wrong Direction 112
There's No Such Thing as a Free High 113
Part 4 Letting the Air Out: How to Deal with Peer Pressure 117
9 Standing Your Ground While Keeping Your Cool 119
Knowing Your Limits 120
Steering Clear 122
Tactics, Excuses, and Lies: The Trilogy 126
Showing Your Strength 130
10 A Gentle Push in the Right Direction 133
Healthy Competition 134
A Guiding Light 137
The Need to Succeed 139
Golden Friends Are Priceless 143
11 Expert Advice: Getting It, Giving It, and Coming Out on Top 147
Talking Your Troubles Away 148
Teens Helping Teens 152
Setting an Example 155
Keeping It in Perspective 157
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