Most of us felt uncomfortable in our teen years. It’s a terrible age to be stuck in and most of us look back on those years with our eyes rolling in the back of our heads.
When you’re in your teens, you’re surrounded by peer pressure.
What’s even worse is that it peaks in middle school and high school. It’s a time where want to fit in, but we’re less likely to make level-headed decisions by doing so.
It’s a scary thing for most parents to think about.
We know that some are better at overcoming peer pressure than others, and we’d love to believe our children would be great at handling sticky situations, but that’s not always the case.
Most of us also remember that our teenage selves would have sooner followed our friends off the edge of a cliff than lost face in front of them or (heaven forbid) asked our parents to bail us out.
So what can you do as a parent in those types of situations?
Well, thankfully, Bert Fulks, a youth minister, and father of three has figured out an excellent plan.
Bert recently asked a group of kids if they were ever in an uncomfortable situation that they went along with because they felt like there was no other choice.
Every single kid raised their hand.