Peer Pressure, Week 1

We will be discussing the basic idea of Peer Pressure during our in-class discussion lessons this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“No-one is immune to peer pressure.”  Kathi Hudson (author)

Have you ever felt pressured into doing something that your friends are doing, even if you felt it was a mistake?  This is an example of Peer Pressure — the power that others may try to have over you to get you to say or do things the same way they do.  We’re often aware of peer pressure when it is negative — when someone is trying to pressure us to do something we think is wrong.  You can feel peer pressure from your classmates at school, and adults can feel it from people they work with.  But your peers can also be a positive influence — in karate, your peers can encourage you to be a better martial artist, to learn new skills, and to achieve your goals.

Discussion Questions:

1)  Who are your peers?

2)  How do your peers help you in karate class?

3)  Is it all right to tell your peers “No”?

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