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Great Youth Wellbeing: I am feeling pressured by my friends to have sex. What should I do?

A big part of the teenage years is the need to fit in and be independent. The challenge is that these things can prevent you from considering the long-term consequences of your decisions. They also prevent you from focusing on what is right for you.

Rather than allowing peer pressure to get to you, you want to focus on having compassion for yourself. What do you feel is right for you? Also, consider the potential consequences of your decision. Those young people who are the happiest and most resilient are the ones who think for themselves instead of mirroring the unhelpful behaviours of their peers just to fit in.

Think ... Mind Emotional Nurturing!



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