Handling Peer Pressure
A Chelsea House Title
Kate Stevenson Clark
Narrated by Julie Williams
Approximately 2 hours
Available as an MP3 CD in a sturdy vinyl case.
$24.00 for MP3 CD edition.
Book published by Chelsea House
Real-life peer pressure is not just about dares and bullies and can be much harder to spot. Peer pressure can cause people to avoid making friends outside their own clique, follow trends without thinking, try to achieve an impossible look, not take school seriously, and let anger turn into violence. Handling Peer Pressure examines the many different kinds of peer pressure, where it comes from, and how to beat it—and tells the stories of some remarkable people who did. Topics covered include: eating disorders; how TV shows and the media perpetuate stereotypes; teens battling pressure to drink and smoke.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Peer Pressure in the Real World
The Popularity Game
The Pressure to Fit in
Conforming to a Look
Fanning the Flames of Anger
Under Pressure in the Classroom
Cigarettes, Alcohol, and Other Drugs
Overcoming Peer Pressure