Part III: Developing Satisfactory Peer Relationships
According to Research:
Adolescents who do not develop positive peer relationship are at a greater risk for developing problems such as delinquency, substance abuse, and depression (Simmons, R., Conger, R., and Wu, C., 1992)
Teens that have friends also have increased self-esteem, emotional support, and guidance
69% of girls in parent-adolescent surveys commented that they “very much” wanted help learning how to make friends (Stromme & Stromme, 1993)
The following tips can be used to help teens develop satisfying friendships. If you are a parent, consider the following discussion points with your daughter to help her learn how to make more satisfying relationships. If you are a teen, consider the following discussion points as a means to evaluate your current friendships.