11. It’s Okay to Say No

In a world full of yeses, it’s okay to say no sometimes, in fact, it’s smart to! You shouldn’t feel obligated to say yes to everyone who applies a little bit of peer pressure to you, because that can lead to huge mistakes, like experimenting with drugs or having sex before you’re ready to.

You, your parents, and of course the law determine what is okay for you to do at your age. But ultimately, you’re the one who determines what you actually do when your parents and the police are nowhere to be found. And most often, it comes down to a simple question yes or no? To survive your teenage years, you need to know that it’s okay to say no sometimes.

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