This week we discussed peer pressure and shared examples of when we might be influenced by our peers. Some great examples were brought up and I quickly realized just how often these girls are put into similar situations. At this age, there seems to be a lot of bullying, but soon, they will be faced with even worse decisions.
We learned the Girls on the Run strategy of “stop, breathe, listen, and respond” that will help them stand up to peer pressure. Our warm up included some role-playing using the strategy and it was great to hear the responses from the girls. The girls would stop to think, take five deep breaths, listen to that little voice in their head, and respond with a clear mind.
What a great way to approach the big decisions in life, stop…breath…listen…and then respond. I think we could all learn a lesson from that.