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Understanding Modern Peer Pressure

Help Struggling Teen

Peer pressure
 in our society is far more advanced and in-depth than ever before, and many troubled teens have difficulties resisting this pressure. Teenage boys and girls have enormous pressure on them to live up to what is considered the ‘norm’. This can include the type of music they listen to, the type of clothes they wear, drug and alcohol use, and being sexually active, among many others. At Zion Educational Systems, we strive to help parents of troubled teens find help for their struggling son or daughter. Please give us a call at 866-471-8579 to get started today.

Peer pressure has been around forever, it just has manifested itself in different forms throughout history. In our technologically-driven society today, it is a bigger problem than ever before. Television ads are full of suggestive material that dictate what is socially acceptable and what is not. These ads often encourage alcohol use and sexuality. In addition, the development of social networking sites has increased peer pressure in our society. Teenage boys and girls are pressured into participating in harmful behaviors, such as drug or alcohol abuse and sex.

Many boys and girls in the adolescent stage have not mastered the ability to think rationally. They have allowed society’s expectations to completely control their lives. These troubled teens can feel as if they are between a rock and a hard place. They have to choose between either losing their self-respect and dignity by participating in harmful behaviors with their peers; or keeping that self-respect and dignity by resisting the peer pressure, but being alienated by their friends.

ZES Can Help Parents Find Help for Their Troubled Teen

At Zion Educational Systems, we are a resource for parents of troubled teens that can help locate the school or program that fits your child’s needs. We believe in the importance of selecting the right program, which is why we have trained professionals ready to assist you. Our services can help troubled teens find the program that will help them learn strategies in which to avoid peer pressure. If you have any questions or concerns for us here at ZES, please call us at 866-471-8579.

If you would like to know more about therapeutic boarding school and other residential programs for troubled teens, please contact a family counselor at Zion Educational Systems for guidance.  To get started click the button below!

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