Peer Pressure and Bedwetting

Nov 02, 2022 | 1.5 minutes Read

Peer Pressure

Pressure From Peers Is Nothing To Fear When You Have A Confident Kid

Peer pressure is an unavoidable part of growing up and it affects children in different ways. Factors such as self-confidence, friends, parents, intelligence, and popularity all have an impact.

What Is Peer Pressure?

Peer pressure is the influence a group of peers has on its members to fit into a particular way of thinking or behaving. As children get older, their peer group becomes increasingly influential. Bedwetting can be associated with feelings of guilt and shame, and a loss of self-esteem. If your child talks about feeling different from others or has low self-esteem, they may be more sensitive to negative pressure from peers.

How To Deal With Peer Pressure?

Coping with peer pressure is about a balance between adopting the behaviors or attitudes of the group and remaining true to yourself.

  • Build your child’s self-esteem. Children who are self-assured are less likely to be influenced by peers.
  • Encourage open communication and trust. Be confident that your child will make the right decisions or will feel that they can come to you for help.
  • Encourage your child to have diverse circles of friends. A wider friendship circle provides your child with friends to turn to when other friendships become a ‘bit tricky’.