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How can peer pressure have a positive affect on the health decisions of a teenager?

How can peer pressure have a positive affect on the health decisions of a teenager?

Positive peers: If a teen's friends are choosing to make decisions that are healthy, then that teen has a higher chance of making his/her own healthy decisions. ...Read more

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How does peer pressure affect a teen's sexual development?

How does peer pressure affect a teen's sexual development?

Sex and teens: Peer pressure can disrupt a teens normal sexual development if a teen is pressured and gives in to sexual activity before he or she feels comfortable and ready. Sexuality is an important aspect of development and impacts a person's identity, self-worth, self-image, and emotional stability among other areas. It is important to respect your own sexual boundaries as well as others. ...Read more

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I am doing a research paper for school, could you give anymore information on how peer pressure can affect a teen's personality?

I am doing a research paper for school, could you give anymore information on how peer pressure can affect a teen's personality?

Peer Pressure: If you go to the American Psychological Association website you will find good research and information about peer pressure and lots of other things. Here's a link http://www.apa.org/search.aspx?query=peer%20pressure Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the type of peer pressure?

What are the type of peer pressure?

Many: Peer pressure can try to influence behaviors (pressure to have another drink, be more sexually active, vote for a certain person) or may try to influence thinking and values. It can be direct with peers verbally making statements that encourage thoughts/behaviors & it can be indirect with peers behaving in a way and rejecting when others do not fall into line. Seek wise counsel to find your way. ...Read more

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What is the solution of peer pressure?

What is the solution of peer pressure?

You are responsible: For you no matter what others say and do. . Think about what is right and wrong and decide for yourself what is the right thing to do. Develop inner strength and self-confidence, stand firm, walk away when necessary, resist doing something when you know better. Appropriate worthwhile peers will respect you. The others are not worth your time and likely have ulterior motives. Live strong and well! ...Read more

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What are the solutions for peer pressure?

You are bit older to: be asking. I would talk to someone who you trust. Give yourself some time alone to make important decisions or those you trust who have had a history of making decisions in a sound manner. Give more space to those pressuring you and let them know you dont enjoy being told what to do /what is cool and how much you dont measure up. Part of growing up is knowing who you are and being ok with it. ...Read more

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Can peer pressure ever be good for my child?

Can peer pressure ever be good for my child?

Depends on type: Certainly peer pressure to drink alcohol, do drugs, have sex, etc. Has very negative implications for the one being pressured or bullied. However, in other environments peer pressure can help kids stay away from these things and do better in school. ...Read more

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How would peer pressure change a person's personality and behaviour?

How would peer pressure change a person's personality and behaviour?

Multiple factors:: Stress, tension, anxiety, bullying, depession, drugs: need I say more: choose your friends wisely and ALWAYS COMMUNICATE ...Read more

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What effect does peer pressure have on drinking?

What effect does peer pressure have on drinking?

Peerpressure=alcohol: The adolescent substance abuse knowledge base reports 30% teens are offered drugs in middle- high school. According to the national household survey on drug use and health from the U.S. Department of health and human services, 74.3% of high school students have tried alcohol. To combat 'peer-pressure' parents should 'talk to their teenagers', know their friends and stay involved. ...Read more

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Are there any particular psychological or health related problems caused by peer pressure?

Are there any particular psychological or health related problems caused by peer pressure?

Many: Peer pressure, like any other psychological stress, can make a person uncomfortable, irritable, or distracted. Health problems can result if this pressure leads the person to act in unhealthy or risky ways. Common problems include smoking, irresponsible sex, unsafe driving, drug use, etc. Although resisting peer pressure can be hard, it's often the smartest & healthiest choice. ...Read more

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Are kids under greater peer pressure to misbehave in HS or college?

Are kids under greater peer pressure to misbehave in HS or college?

Interesting question: Kids are always under peer pressure. As kids mature, they become more self assured & independent (usually following ideals instilled by parents) rather than depending on others for validation. College represents a problem in that this is the first place young adults are completely on their own to make good or bad choices. A person is always responsible for their actions high school or college. ...Read more

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Why is my blood pressure high as a teenager?

Why is my blood pressure high as a teenager?

Multiple causes: A number of conditions raise blood pressure in a teenager. Some well known causes are: hyperthroidism, coarctation of aorta, metabolic syndrome associated with obesity, vascular abnormality in kidneys, chronic renal diseases, and essential hypertension. Consultation with your primary care doctor is advised. ...Read more

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What is considered high blood pressure in a teenager?

What is considered high blood pressure in a teenager?

Varies with age: The normal blood pressure for children increases as they grow older. Certainly any systolic blood pressure greater than 135 in a near adult would be worrisome and lower pressures in children who are younger. You can do a google search for "blood pressure tables for children". ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 147/80 why is it so high? Im a teenager 17 yrs old

My blood pressure is 147/80 why is it so high? Im a teenager 17 yrs old

BP: Make sure you are using the correct size cuff and in an environment that is calming. Often taking a home BP is best. Record your values and see your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some leads to of high blood pressure in a teenager?

Could you tell me what are some leads to of high blood pressure in a teenager?

Many causes...: While there are good medicines to lower the blood pressure, the most important thing is to figure out why a child is having high blood pressure, and then try to treat that. There are a number of causes ranging from obesity to kidney problems to a tumor. ...Read more

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Why my blood pressure is unstable 1st try is 145/81 2nd try is 137/71 im a teenager 17 yrs old?

Why my blood pressure is unstable 1st try is 145/81 2nd try is 137/71 im a teenager 17 yrs old?

Blood pressure: If you keep trying you will get different readings at different times, technique differs posture and other factors. Your blood pressure is fine. Unfortunately as per HeathTap rules you are still a minor, you need to be above 18 years to be able to ask questions on your own, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Do I have high Blood pressure as a teenager? almost all my readings has been over 130 and the highest recent one was 141/98. what should i do?

Do I have high Blood pressure as a teenager? almost all my readings has been over 130 and the highest recent one was 141/98. what should i do?

Get evaluated: I worry less about an upper number of 130 than the 141 and the lower number of 98 is definitely high. This is not ER like high, but you need to get in for a review of your history, exam and some testing. Cut out any salty foods from your diet for now as well as caffeine. If the doc can exclude some medical issues you may have simple high blood pressure.Sometimes diet/activity can help or meds ...Read more

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CAN SVT CAUSE INCREASE IN BLOOD PRESSURE. DURING AN EPISODE, IT DA REACH UP TO 195/90. I'm only a teenager, and I'm worried if that is normal with SVT?

CAN SVT CAUSE INCREASE IN BLOOD PRESSURE. DURING AN EPISODE, IT DA REACH UP TO 195/90. I'm only a teenager, and I'm worried if that is normal with SVT?

See a doctor: looks like you are having a problem with the heart electrical conduction. You can be at any age group to have this problem, but you need to see a cardiologist to address this issue and get treated. Don't let it go. ...Read more