We don't talk about it often enough, but coping with peer pressure is a vital life skill to cultivate.

Not only as teenagers, but all through life, there come times when we need to protect ourselves from negative peer pressure.

Here are our suggestions for how to cope with social pressure and develop a resilient self.

1. Value your instincts
2. Be assertive
3. Accept yourself completely
4. Choose your friends wisely
5. Ask for help when things go beyond you