We all want our teens to be able to say ‘no’ and walk away from the things they should walk away from. But it’s not easy for them to do this when they’re under pressure from their peers. We parents have to help them learn how to say no and walk away.
Even if your relationship with your teen doesn’t, at this time, permit an open conversation about how to say no, you CAN offer the code for a text or call that’s an SOS. They might just use it!