Hanging with the crowd. What our kids gain from their peer group, next on The Parent Report.
Often when we think about peer groups , negative things like peer pressure come to mind. But Phyllis Cohen, co-author of “You Have to Say I’m Pretty, You’re My Mother” says peer groups offer a lot of positive influence and are a necessary part of our children growing into independent adults. “We want them to fit in with a group, because that’s part of how they develop a peer group, and that peer group is necessary to achieve a successful separation and getting launched into the world is so much about having a peer group that will help you get launched successfully. We would be worried about a youngster who was not developing healthy peer relations because it is such an important element of being able to make a healthy separation and a healthy adjustment to a social world. ”
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