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How can I teach my child to deal with peer pressure?

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How can I teach my child to deal with peer pressure?

Many times, even as early as kindergarten, kids struggle with peer concerns and they feel most comfortable coming to you as the parent. I break these issues into two concerns. One is a safety concern. If at any point your child feels unsafe then I think it's important to talk to your child about this and to encourage them to talk to the teacher. You should talk to the teacher as well. If the concerns are only peer conflicts then I would encourage your child to manage these concerns themselves and give them the skills that they would need for such as problem solving. Conflict is part of relationships and we want them to have this skill so as they get older they are able to manage these concerns. 

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