Adolescents and Their Peers

What teenagers can only learn from their friends and peers.

Adolescents and Peers

As parents it’s tempting to think that we know all there is to know when it comes to our kids. But that’s not necessarily true. When it comes to learning how to get along with others, teens learn more from their friends than their parents. It’s why it’s important that teens spend time with kids from their own age group explains Arthur Robin, author of Your Defiant Teen. “They need their peer groups because they really need role models for trying out different identities and they really need to experiment with role models, experiment with interpersonal relationships to learn more about how to relate to other people in an adult like way. And while they’ve seen how their parents relate to each other and that helps a little bit, parents really need to understand that the closeness with peers is one of the main ways that teenagers learn how to relate to other people.”

The Parent Report’s expert guest is Arthur Robin, co-author of Your Defiant Teen.

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