As children enter their adolescent years, they are confronted with events that cause them to reflect on who they are and what they want to be when they grow up. Having so much confusion can overwhelm kids, and it leads them to look for guidance from their peers rather than from their parents. This puts them at risk for peer pressure and causes them to adopt new values and behaviors to fit in with their peers.
The majority of the time, parents have a difficult time adjusting to their child’s new personality. This occurs frequently because parents do not fully comprehend what their adolescent is experiencing. Fortunately, the problem can be solved. Parents can get ideas on how to deal with peer pressure by watching movies that deal with the subject.
1. Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo, a Disney film, is hardly a household name when it comes to movies about peer pressure. The animated film, on the other hand, has a lot to say about the subject. To keep himself from being overprotective of Nemo, his father Marlin reminds him constantly that he’s too small to take care of himself.
A school trip turns disastrous for Nemo when he gives in to peer pressure, which leads him into trouble and even to the brink of death. Nemo comes to realize that his father’s caution was well-founded and regrets his hasty decision. Marlin comes to the realization that he has been too harsh on Nemo and must show trust in his ability to take care of himself during his quest to rescue his son.
The story revolves around Tracy, a young woman with a pure heart.
Adolescence brings on feelings of confusion and insecurity in a student. She befriends Evie, the most popular girl in seventh grade, in a desperate attempt to gain attention and popularity. One night, she meets a new friend who takes her down a dark path of prostitution, sex, and drug use. Her mother, a former alcoholic and high school dropout, struggles mightily to cope with her daughter’s downward spiral. Her mother is a recovering alcoholic.
3. Augusta, Gone
Gone tells the story of Augusta, who, at the age of 14, suddenly becomes self-aware of her body and what others think. Her life, which was already chaotic and uncertain, takes a turn for the worse when she befriends Rain, the neighborhood’s “bad girl.” After being influenced by her new friend, Augusta begins to use drugs, shoplift, skip school, and show disrespect to authority figures. It’s obvious to her mother that something is wrong, so she tries to get involved. She sends Augusta to a rehabilitation center to help her reform, refusing to turn her back on her in the face of her daughter’s aggressive demands for freedom.
4. Mean Girls
A gang of popular teenage girls known as the Plastics target Cady, a homeschooled 16-year-old, because of her naivete. She joins the plan to become one of them in order to exact revenge. Due to Regina, the leader of the Plastics and a powerful influence, Cady misses out on her friend’s art show and writes mean things in Regina’s burn book about her friends. Regina eventually makes the contents of the burn book public, and she blames Cady for everything. Cady comes to terms with her mistakes after she loses her friends, her boyfriend, and the confidence of her fellow students. She then sets out to make amends.
5. The Breakfast Club
The story revolves around a group of five high school students, each with their own unique personality quirks, who must spend their Saturdays in detention. Because he is intelligent, one of the five students, Brian, has been subjected to stereotypes from the beginning of the film. While he adheres to his principles and controls his behavior for the majority of the film, he eventually gives in to peer pressure and smokes marijuana with the rest of the group. Instead of making a big deal about it, the film suggests that it aids in his integration into the group.
Insecure and confused kids are particularly vulnerable to peer pressure, as shown in the films listed above. Parents often unintentionally contribute to their children’s sense of insecurity. These films can give parents a better understanding of what’s going on in their children’s heads and why they’re succumbing to peer pressure. You’ll be able to come up with better solutions as a result of this information.