— I will help out in my community. I will give some of my time to help others, working with community groups or others that help people in need.
— When I feel angry or stressed out, I will take a break and find helpful ways to deal with the stress, such as exercising, reading, writing in a journal or talking about my problem with a parent or friend.
— When I notice my friends are struggling, being bullied or making risky choices, I will look for a trusted adult so that we can attempt to help.
— I will be careful about whom I choose to date. I will treat the other person with respect and not force them to do something they do not want to do. I will expect to be treated the same way in return.
— I will resist peer pressure to try drugs, alcohol, or smoking or vaping.
— I will not text or talk on a cellphone while driving and will always wear my seat belt.
ABOUT THE WRITER
Dr. Lanre Falusi is a pediatrician in Washington, D.C. Find more information at HealthyChildren.org, the website for parents from the AAP.©2022 Tribune Content Agency, LLC.