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Lesson Plans To Educate About 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 don't enjoy being told what to do /what is cool and how much you don't measure up. Part of growing up is knowing who you are and being ok with it. ...Read more
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
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
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
I am doing a research paper for school, could you give anymore information on how peer pressure can affect a teen's personality?
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
I get so much peer pressure to have sex. And don't get me wrong my drive is up there but im nervous and scared its a whole new world. Should I cave?
True to one' self: Good for you. Just because everyone is doing it doest mean you have to follow. ...Read more
Hi., I want to start an exercise plan. I do have blood pressure. 28 years old. What can I do to help my pressure? Any, cardio exercise plan?
Exercise: Blood pressure tends to increase temporarily w/weight lifting but strengthening should still be a definite part of everyone's exercise program, along w/aerobics, stretching/flexibility & balance. These latter elements tend to lead to lower blood pressure in the long run. In general, comprehensive regular exercise leads to lower pressure. That and eating healthy. Good idea to avoid adding salt. ...Read more
Why is a physical fitness plan that causes a reduction of blood pressure beneficial to cardiovascular health?
If I have high blood pressure without on medicine and on amoxicillin and plan in getting drunk this weekend what can happen?
Alcohol and BP: The Amoxicillin and alcohol is not the best idea. But the BP elevation and alcohol can cause a stroke quite easily. A bad idea, and a sadly all too common mistake. I'd rather have a heart attack than a stroke. I don't want somebody feeding me while I sit in an adult high chair and drool. Alcohol isn't worth it? ...Read more
I had a small puncture wound on my finger and it has become puffy and red around the area and it has become difficult to bend the middle of my finger, it feels like their is pressure built up, I plan on seeing a doctor soon im worried they might have to c
I feel some kind of pressure/tension behind and inside my left eye. It's been 3 months. Which kind of doctor should I plan an appointment?
See an EYE MD: The Adderall XR you are taking causes drying of the mucous in your tears, nose and mouth. This can block the small entrances to your sinuses on one or both sides and cause the pressure there to elevate and produce pain behind the eyes. Make an appointment with your family doctor to arrange a trial off of Adderall XR or investigate the matter further. ...Read more
Eye pressure 28 and threshold is 19. Use eye drop until pressure is stabilized. Then stop drop and try slt. Does this sound like a reasonable plan?
I took the Plan B pill last Tuesday. I am not experiencing pressure and pains from the left side of my uterus. Worse than period cramps?
Possible: Without more information it is difficult to say if you should worry. First do a pregnancy test. If positive, see your GYN (or come see me, I am in Vegas). If your test is negative, then you should still see a doctor but it is less urgent than with a positive test. Cramps and bleeding is normal after plan B - but having them to one side could be a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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