The Outsize Influence of Your Middle-School Friends - Deepstash

A child's pre-teen and teen years are a high-emotion transitory period. This is due to shifting classmates, social pressure, multiple classrooms and a period of many 'firsts'.

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The Outsize Influence of Your Middle-School Friends

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A study on sixth-graders revealed that friendship is crucial and real for kids, and can be as deep as a parental relationship.

Most parents and teachers do not understand the importanc...

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Social isolation is the dark side of the school, in which many kids with no friends are at risk of anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. There is a perceived sense of threat with being fri...

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The Peer Effect

Teenagers and adolescents are more likely to behave recklessly, do something stupid, or commit crimes when they are together.

Breaking the law or trying out drugs/alcohol is also done ...

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Social Buffering is a phenomenon where just the act of being together in a group, just the mere presence, lowers the anxiety and stress levels of teens.

It is a positive and protective...

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