Causes of Teen Stress
Teen stress is a very common emotion in today’s society. Statistics on teenage stress indicate that up to 60% of teens are experiencing constant worry. Symptoms of stress are the following: headaches, fast beats of the heart, sweaty and cold palms, depression, and more. Teens are becoming stressful for the reason that some have high expectations placed upon them, participate in extracurricular activities, and have the constant struggle of trying to fit in socially. Stress is a very unhealthy emotion and can sometimes lead into larger problems like suicide which has increased with teens because of everyday obstacles.
Society today is a very competitive world and there are continually expectations being placed upon teens. When it comes to education, sports, or special talents, high expectations are wanted by many people like parents, teachers, coaches, etc. What many of these adults fail to realize is that sometimes they add on to the pressure that the teen is already facing. Although peer pressure is a very well known and common factor in a teenager’s life, pressure from adults can be just as stressful. Expectations can become very hard to succeed, especially when some teens are being over-scheduled and working too hard.
Extracurricular activities are offered to many teens in many areas. Although being involved in extracurricular activities look good on college applications, participating in too many can become very stressful. When it comes to after school activities, as an individual you have to make sure that you know how to balance everything before taking on that extra thing to do. School alone can sometimes be overwhelming and having extracurricular activities can only add on to your stress levels. For example, between trying to maintain good grades, volunteering at the local hospital, and having a part-time job, there just are not enough hours in the day. Before things get out of control, make sure that every extra thing is...