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“Iva Stands Up to Peer Pressure"
once was a girl named Iva who thought she couldn’t be brave about
anything…She was even afraid of her shadow.
knew it didn’t take any effort to “not take a stand” or be strong about
while on the playground with some friends, some older kids approached and began
bragging about the drugs they had used. They
offered to get Iva and her friends some drugs too.
really scared that her friends seemed to be interested in what the big kids were
talking about, as they giggled and nodded as the older kids talked.
But Iva felt frozen in her tracks and couldn’t even speak.
older kids kept bragging, figuring they had some new customers to sell drugs to.
a sudden Iva’s fear turned to anger as she thought to herself:
can’t be lured into this temptation or let my friends be either!”
heard stories about other kids taking drugs and being harmed, even dying.
She didn’t want any harm to come to her or her friends.
So without letting her fear get the best of her, Iva blurted out loudly: Go away! We
don’t want your drugs!
friends surprised at her outburst, snapped back into reality and echoed in
unison: “Yes, go away, we don’t
want your drugs!”
The older kids hurried off realizing they hadn’t fooled anyone. Iva’s friends thanked her for showing such courage and for being a “stand up kind of person”.
by Dotti Holmberg-Waddell
Published by Apple Core Publishing
Found at www.rightchoicekids.com