Firstborn was wearing four gold stars -- stickers, one on his forehead, one on his nose, and one on each ear -- when his mother picked him up today.
"Did you wear those all day?" she asked.
"Of course," he replied.
"Have you ever heard of peer pressure?"
Firstborn looked thoughtful. He's eleven years old, in sixth grade, in his first year of Middle School. "I don't think it applies to me," he said.
The important thing about dealing with peer pressure is to understand who your peers really are.