May 10, 2013 —

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re bringing you a series of blog posts from the Five Moms’ children about why their mothers are so special and how they have impacted their lives! This post was authored by Five Moms' Blaise's 11-year-old daughter, Brooklyn Hoskins.

Hello my name is Brooklyn Hoskins and I am 11 years old.  I am in the 6th grade. My middle school has 2,600 students. My mom gives me lots of advice about the friends that I choose, and how to deal with the peer pressure of other kids my age or older. My mom says to choose friends that share my same interests, are in some of the same activities that I am in, don’t get into trouble, and will encourage me to be the best person that I can be.  I try to do that but sometimes, I still end up choosing people that do things differently than I am taught to do them.  I am still their friend, but I cannot hang around them all of the time or else I know that I would end up getting into trouble.

Peer pressure is tough on me because I am an only child, and I want to hang out with lots of different people, so that I don’t feel so alone.  My mom says that there are two types of peer pressure, good and bad.  She says that I will know bad peer pressure because it will be different than the things that I know are right, and it will make me do things that I would not normally do.  Good peer pressure helps me to be a better person, and to be better at something that I am interested in, like singing or playing the piano.  My mom has given me a lot of advice on friendship and peer pressure, but what I have written is her best advice to me.