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Arguing with Mom Helps Teens Fend Off Peer Pressure | Time

Jan 04, 2012

Parents of teens beware: It may not be a good thing if you always gain the upper hand in arguments with your son or daughter. New research shows that adolescents who quickly backed down during an argument with their mother had a harder time resisting peer pressure to use drugs and alcohol than teens who were able to calmly, persuasively, and persistently argue their point with Mom.

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