The Effects Of Peer Pressure On Youth

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Introduction Motivation is the influence or force that causes someone to do something (“Merriam-Webster Dictionary” n.d.). To determine why children lack motivation to complete classes, the cause to their de-motivation needs targeted. When children are motivated, they will succeed with a sense of accomplishment. “Encouragement is the key to motivation” (Nelsen, Lott par 2 2015). If a child is encouraged and praised for their achievement’s, they feel a sense of self-worth, which develops a high self-esteem. Individuals with a high self-esteem accomplish goals. Peer pressure has been identified as a big impact on teenagers, and contrary to popular belief, Secure Teen (2013) has found that peer pressure may encourage positive influences on our youth. To promote motivation and a high self-esteem students could participate in groups to thrive in the classroom. These groups would be called N-I-A-F (No-one is a failure), not a typical study group or therapy, a community of academic socializing to motivate students toward success. Peers would encourage each other in N-I-A-F, and work as teams to achieve. Teens need to know their capabilities and weaknesses along with being praised for their proficiencies to be motivated. Knowing your weaknesses is empowering and shows that you are human (Scivicque 2011). The idea that students helping one another could ultimately be the key to the underachiever or unmotivated is an
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