Before my presentation, I would like to ask all of you a few questions. Up till now, what have you experienced in your teenage life? Is it full of ups and downs? Are there so many sad moments in your life? If yes, you may suffer from different problems in your teenage life. But don’t worry. Today, we are going to investigate on the topic of “Teenage problems”, as there are more and more teenagers having so many problems confusing them a lot nowadays, and we will go deeply into some of them today.
First, to start with the topic, I would say the most severe problem that teenagers are suffering is the peer pressure. I think many of you had experienced this problem before. In order to expand the social circle and maintain a strong social tie, teens will have interaction and communication with the others, especially with their classmates as they meet at school every day. They are more likely to hang out with other teens that do the same things. So during those interaction and communication, teens may feel the internal pressure to do the things that their friends are doing. They often give in to the peer pressure as they feel that they have no choice if they want to have a close relationship with their friends, and it may eventually cause some harms on the teenagers. For example, a study from Columbia University shows that kids are six times more likely to have a drink if their friends often drink alcohol, so it may be harmful to their bodies.
Actually, some teens do not recognize the peer pressure when it’s happening, while the others may be overly sensitive. It is important for parents to have prepared for their children to deal with peer pressure at school. Parents should have a close connection with your children and so they will be able to hear from them whenever they are suffering some difficulties and think of the solutions to deal with.
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