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Visual Aid To Teach Peer Pressure
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
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
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
First aid to lowering high blood pressure and when is it a state of emergency? Presume there are no past conditions known.
Stepped on earring on pool deck. Do I need a tetanus shot? It bled so I put pressure on it to make it stop, put antibiotic ointment on and now have a band aid on it. What should I do?
Can I take only half a dose of pseudoephedrine (30mg)? I am also taking gualfenesin and dextromethorphan to aid in relieving sinus pressure....
I'm trying to lose weight. I'm a breastfeeding mother to a 11 week old also have high blood pressure. What can I take to help aid with my weight lost?
Eat Healthy/Exercise: There are no magic bullets for weight loss. Eating a healthy diet & exercise is key. Breastfeeding moms require 200-500 extra calories a day & must drink adequate fluids. Recommend: a balanced diet that includes 5 or more servings fresh fruits/vegetables, daily exercise (walking, yoga, etc); will help lower BP too. Investing in a bike with child carrier trailer will exercise you & soothe baby. ...Read more
I had a cold since the beginning of january and can't get rid of the cough also when I cough my navel hurt. I get pressure in my navel when I sit down I take high blood pressure medicine called triamt/hctz also rite aid brand tussin and 800mg of ibuprofe
Persistent: Persistent cough with head congestion is usually caused by sinusitis. Recurrent coughing can strain abdominal muscles and could explain why your tummy hurts when you cough. This is the kind of problem that your family practitioner or internist should evaluate. I wouldn't rush off to a specialist just yet..... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Visual aide: You can find books and articles that show the changes in motor function in patients, over time, for instance progressive lose of ability to walk, use a wheel chair, needing assistance you can also use pictures of normal muscle and dystrophic muscle to visualize the changes. ...Read more