Study: Sassy teens less prone to peer pressure

December 22, 2011

A University of West Virginia study gathered information on 150 teens from diverse backgrounds.

Researchers examined how the kids communicated with their moms, as well as their friendships, social skills, and alcohol use.

Their findings showed the teens best able to resist peer pressure were those who openly expressed their views to their mothers.

The study appears in the journal Child Development.

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