I have lots to say about NurtureShock and many of the earlier articles by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman that led to this new book. Right now I’d like to encourage you all to check out the NurtureShock blog on Newsweek. As I have a chance to read more about the research and the conclusions they reach I’ll post and hopefully we will have some dialogue on these unique issues.

Here’s a link for an article on teen peer pressure with surprising findings. More important, in my opinion, than the idea that peer pressure is not as bad as we think is the fact that parent-child interaction is the foundation for healthy (or unhealthy) peer relationships later in life. Read the article and tell me what you think… how are parents shaping their children’s ability to connect with peers and manage healthy relationships on into adulthood?