Do you have children? Mine are all grown and gone now, but if I cast my mind back oh about ten years I can remember not only that he was under pressure to meet their hunger for clothes and accessories that enable them to keep up with of their group, but also that I was under pressure to maintain financially.
So where does this come from this desire for the latest cool fashion? E 'immaturity? A lack of independence? Or both.
I remember howI was raised in Brighton (south coast), suddenly everyone was wearing Levis to school. Man was cool, too cool for school! There was minor types just stay and watch how these guys were walking around the site, directly from Grease. I immediately started bugging my mother for a pair of Levis, but unfortunately we could not afford not only could not afford Levis jeans! What could I do? I applied the pressure just as today's teenagers do. I rememberbegging, pleading, whining and perpetually trying to make my case. I was treated like a nerd at school and nothing could save me. All the chips while my mother, God bless her, was spared by the Heinz beans to get money off me jeans and a pair (beans media jeans?). A Saturday in 1969 she has regularly with my very own pair of jeans, not Levi, but the jeans anyway!
The following Monday I went off to school, proudly strutting my stuff. Things have not gone wrong, but it couldwould have been better. Even though I was recognized as wearing denim (up 3 points I think), it was also noted that Levis were not so I just made a kind of fresh subgroup in the hierarchy. Being vain and impressionable when I left some of my existing friends and starting hanging out with some of my new cooler. Despite the best efforts of my mother for supporting me we had not done enough. But I learned an important lesson – do not try to be who you are. The higher I climbedthis 'social ladder' was the most superficial people on the border with the idiots, the more I regret moving away from my old friends. I also felt for my mother who has sacrificed for my vanity. I never think 'fashion' to …
1998, three teenage children 13, 15 and 18. Guess what?
Anyway, enough memories – to the point: the dictionary definition of peer pressure is this: –
Peer pressure is a term that describes the pressure exerted by a peer group inencourage people to change their attitude, behavior and / or morals, to conform, for example, the actions of the group's fashion sense, taste in music and television, or outlook on life. Social groups affected include the groups members, when the individual is "formally" a member (for example, a political party or trade union), and social cliques. A person affected by peer pressure may, or will not belong to these groups. They may also recognize dissociative groups with whichdo not want to bind, and then behave negatively related behaviors of that group.
But it exists today in terms of clothing? My family has traveled the United States for a long time 'and every time we visit shopping mall houses that are basically the brand, we do not seem to be many generic clothing stores left. And all the products seem to be accessible and all the shops packed with children. In general the UK has followed the trend and is slowly, butsurely the conversion instead of shopping centers and main streets, shops follow suit, they are all 'names'. I can see the trend of peer pressure swing away from the visual perception of how people look towards the dissociative groups, which I think is a fancy term for bands.
From my experiences as a teenager and a parent I learned these things:
or for you to be true
• Do not be influenced, a perfect sense of individuality
The more personal or do you find more others will wantbe like you
O Leave your kids, but not ruin them, encourage their sense of self