I’m sure all of us can remember a myriad of catchphrases we overheard our parents chastise us with over and over again as we were growing up, but perhaps none more than “If your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?”
Perhaps it sounded a little different in your family. Maybe something like:
If your friends said a bad word, would you?
If your friends stole, would you?
If your friends drank alcohol, would you?
If your friend lied, would you cover up for them?
Really, there are infinite possibilities that we could fill the blank with, but it all revolves around the timeless dilemma of peer pressure.
And if we’re being really honest with ourselves, that trend doesn’t get much easier with age.
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Sami Cone: Sami Cone, known as the “Frugal Mom” on Nashville’s top-rated talk show, “Talk of the Town” and as the “Savings Expert” on Fox 17 TN Mornings is a blogger, radio host & TV correspondent mentoring others to live their dream life on less and pursue their passions. A published author and seminar speaker, she draws on her experiences as a writer, editor, university professor, performer, professional athlete, and pageant winner to help women realize their full potential in life. Listeners also can find her on the nationally syndicated “Family Friendly Morning Show with Doug & Jaci Velasquez” and co-hosting Nashville’s “Discount Shopping Club LIVE!.” Sami is proud to call Nashville home with her husband of ten years, Rick, and their two children (a daughter & son) who are 19 months apart. Follow Sami and her fabulously frugal family adventures on her blog.
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