Depending on your teen experience, the word “popular” probably brings up a variety of strong emotions. Dread? Excitement? Shame? Pride? Anger? Dr. Mitch Prinstein (author of the book “Popular”) nailed it when he said, “Even as adults we all still remember exactly where we stood in that social hierarchy.”
Why is this? Why does popularity matter SO much during the teen years? And how can we help our teen avoid the pitfalls? Listen this week to learn how to talk to YOUR daughter about popularity.
Mitch Prinstein, PhD, The Modern Teen, “A Letter to TEens About the Science of Popularity” Psychology Today (excerpt from the book “Popular: Finding Happiness and Success in a World That Cares Too Much About the Wrong Kinds of Relationships”)
Deborah Farmer Kris, “Being Popular: Why it Consumes Teens and Continues to Affect Adults” KQED