Friends are a vital and influential part of your child’s social development. The relationships they form can be positive and fulfilling emotionally, physically and mentally. Those same relationships can also lead to negative outcomes. Sometimes a child struggles with making and maintaining friendships, succumbing to peer pressures that may lead to a change in behavior, influencing their academic performance and emotional well-being.
Many also feel the pressures of fitting in or seeking the approval of their peers by engaging in activities such as drugs or alcohol. This is also a critical time when your child explores relationships and sexuality and may be overwhelmed by the dynamics of a first relationship.
The Ovia Care Team can support you and your child with valuable information, guidance and resources to help navigate this important social development.
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