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Fitting In/Peer Pressure

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Fitting in is one of the most difficult issues pre-teen and teen students face. This newly updated section examines issues of friendship, dating, peer pressure, grades, sports, drugs, violence, fashions and more. Each section offers practical advice for coping, plus use-the-newspaper activities. Teacher Guide also available.

Sample Newspaper Activity
Cliques or groups that exclude people sometimes make news. Look through the news sections of the newspaper and find a group that does this. Write a sentence explaining why the group excludes others. Write another stating how this makes people who are excluded feel.

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PTAs, civic or neighborhood groups, teacher unions or associations, children’s hospitals, counseling agencies, child psychology practices, recreation departments, teen organizations.