This version of How to Deal With Peer Pressure was reviewed by Klare Heston, LICSW on September 8, 2017.
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When people are taunting and teasing you for not doing something you don't want to, it's hard not to feel frustrated. On some level, you want to just cave in. However, doing so would violate your principles and possibly corrupt your future. Fortunately, peer pressure can be resisted with some effort by building your self-esteem and confidence, learning how to say no, and surrounding yourself with more accommodating people.
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