The Importance of Positive Peer Support

Positive peer support comes in all different, shapes, sizes and forms. It can come directly from a person or a group of people, through the Internet, via social media networks, in school, on sports fields and so many other places. As most would agree, even the smallest form of positive peer support can be life changing!

Peer pressure is often considered a negative action or influence – like forcing someone to do something they don’t want to. And nowadays, with the advancements in technology and ever-changing social media networks to navigate, peer pressure can come from more than just word of mouth. Luckily, peer pressure isn’t always a negative thing, and positive peer support is an important trait that we work to instill in the students here at Greenbrier Academy for Girls.

Peer Support Can Influence Many Aspects of Your Teen’s Health

Not only can positive peer support help individuals to feel good about themselves in the moment, but it can also improve teens’ decision-making processes, reduce the risk of depression, and boost overall confidence and self-esteem.

Positive peer support is about helping yourself and others to make the positive choices, stay motivated and gain confidence. It involves the actions you do, the words you say and the people you surround yourself with – and can help you transform your relationships into healthy and virtuous ones.

Positive peer support is a key aspect of life here at Greenbrier Academy, and if you are interested in learning more about what we can do for your daughter, please call us today at 877-788-8422. Our admissions team would be happy to talk with you over the phone or assist you in scheduling a tour of the school.