Stress


Omg! I am freaking out!

 Why Taylor? What’s wrong?

Like everything!!! Have you seen my hair today? And Julie has on the same shirt as me (although it looks better on me) and I just chipped a nail!

Please tell me you are joking…

 Joking? Why would I joke about chipping a nail?  It’s dreadful. And I don’t have another shirt to wear and I can’t find my hair spray. I have to be to science in like 2 minutes, we have a test, and I am now just so stressed!

 Oh!!! About the test. I get it.

 No! Weren’t you listening? I don’t care about the test, it’s just that new hot guy is in my science class and I don’t want him to see me like this!

Many teens do stress about tests. Some, like Taylor, don’t (although maybe she should). Lots of teens stress about their looks. Others stress about boyfriends and girlfriends. Others are stressed about making the sports team. Stress seems to be in the air teens breathe today, so before you take another deep breath, let’s explore what stress is, what causes it and what you can do about it.

We will explore:

What Is Stress and What Causes It?

How Stress Impacts Your Thoughts and Feelings and Vice Verse

How Are Emotions Related to Being “Stressed Out”?

Your Brain on Stress – What’s the Matter?

Stress on Your Body: What’s Happening?

Signs of Stress Overload

You Versus Stress: Who Wins?

Bonus YSS: Corbin’s View on Stress

Post Question: What do you think causes the most amount of stress for teens? The most amount of stress for parents? 

 

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63 responses to “Stress”

  1. Billy P November 21, 2017 at 8:40 pm
    Billy P

    My friends cause me the most stress. I get sick of the drama and the backstabbing behavior.

  2. WLKH715 March 7, 2017 at 5:49 pm
    WLKH715

    I think that the greatest cause of stress in young people is, in some cases the school perhaps because of simple question or perhaps because of certain personal problems, they can also influence to that they tend to stress or the simple fact of being in youth, a stage where several Changes occur. And as for the adults what I think is that they are already problems maybe greater, either at work or also with the family to are thing i guess normal from time to time in people and therefore more in adults.

  3. WLKHS716 March 7, 2017 at 5:46 pm
    WLKHS716

    In my opinion, the most stressful thing is school in general. Tests and projects are very time consuming, and with all the sports and clubs and activity that teens partake in, it is hard to balance without getting stressed. Also the process of preparing for school and looking good for school is very stressful. The social aspect of school is also stressful, fitting in and making and maintaining friends. I think parents stress comes from their children success in school and outside of it. Parents really want their kids to do good in school and get into collage, so when they dont, parents get very stressed.

  4. WLKHS19 March 7, 2017 at 5:45 pm
    WLKHS19

    I think teens stress most about school and relationships, weather that be friends or dating. Teens stress about having a test and studying for the test, they stress about the amount of homework they have, and how to do it. Teens also stress about the teachers they have, or a project or anything too challenging and work involved for them in school. Not that they don’t have the right to, because stressful things are hard for people to handle, but they stress about doing good, and being the best in something. Weather it is direct or not, teachers and or parents can be pressuring their teens to succeed in school. With relationships, teens stress about how they look, what a friend did or said about them. Basically there is a ton of drama and that stresses teens out. The most amount of stress for parents is money, and their children’s life. Money is a major factor in feeding your family, keeping your house, having a job, putting your children through school, and more. If parents are struggling with money, they get stressed because money determines basically everything in life. Also, parents are stressed with their children’s life because they want to make sure they are making good decisions, and most of the time, parents don’t have a part in what their children do.

  5. WLKHS713 March 7, 2017 at 5:44 pm
    WLKHS713

    I think that a majority of teen stress comes from their daly lives. A lot of people maybe stressed out about their look becuase they dont think they look good enough or arent tall enough, or arent skinny enough. People can also be stressed out from school, too much homework, too many tests, and the work is too hars

  6. WLKHS714 March 7, 2017 at 5:43 pm
    WLKHS714

    Stress is caused by your desire to succeed at the things that matter most to you. Every teen has different priorities and feel differently about what is most important to them. Examples can vary from receiving good grades in school, to looking good in front of other people. The most amount of stress for parents results from their need to supply for their families.

  7. WLKHS701 March 7, 2017 at 5:42 pm
    WLKHS701

    I feel that what causes the most amount of stress for teens are relationships, family problems and school. Teens tend to think that they have to do everything perfect but don’t realize they can. Teens fall in love with a significant other and when the time comes and they break up they don’t know what to do. Having to much school work can also cause a lot of stress if the teens don’t finish. When a family member is sick teens tend to be very stressed out and only be thinking about that. I feel that the most amount of stress for parents is money and their kids. They want their kids to be as successful as possible and happy but when that’s not happening parents tend to get stressed out. Also if parents aren’t making enough money to support their family.

  8. WLKHS709 March 7, 2017 at 5:41 pm
    WLKHS709

    I think school causes the most stress. It’s not just the actual school work, it’s everything. Teachers, tests, homework, friends, crushes all cause stress. And with everyone one of those things is going on at once the stress is so overwhelming. That’s why I think school causes the most amount of stress for teens, because there’s more than one thing going on. For parents, I think their kids cause the most amount of stress. This is because the kids have all this stress building up from school that when they get home they let it out on their parents. Parents just want what’s best for their children, and it’s hard trying to give them the best sometimes. This is why kids cause parents the most amount of stress.

  9. WLKHS706 March 7, 2017 at 5:40 pm
    WLKHS706

    I believe that the most amount of stress students deal with largely comes from school. Whether it be excess homework, and/or Projects, or Tests and Quizzes, a lot of stress can be built up for a teen. The most amount of stress for parents stems from having to deal with their kids’ problems in addition to there own, such as their job.

  10. WLKHS 704 March 7, 2017 at 5:40 pm
    WLKHS 704

    I think that school in general is what causes the most amount of stress. Many things happen in school that can affect you mental and physical health, for example there is school work, sports, tests, friends, colleges, there are many things in schools that cause stress to students.

  11. WLKHS710 March 7, 2017 at 5:38 pm
    WLKHS710

    Looks and social status in school are two very big factors of stress. Other factors could be having to deal with a job, school, parents, and friends at the same time. Parents stress the education for their children and want them to have the best education.

  12. WLKHS708 March 7, 2017 at 5:38 pm
    WLKHS708

    I think what causes the most amount of stress for teens is trying to keep up with someone other than you are. Not being yourself and trying to fit in could really effect your personality and how you feel on a daily basis. Worrying about what others think of you is very stressful in it self and then not acting as yourself could be extremely stressful. Making sure your kids are safe and obedient but at the same time letting them have fun in their young years. The balance between those two can be very stressful to achieve for a parent.

  13. WLKHS703 March 7, 2017 at 5:38 pm
    WLKHS703

    I think that relationships and school work is the major cause for teens. The way teens look can cause stress because they want to be perfect but perfect is sometimes never the answer. I think parents get stress when their children do something bad or when there is something bad going on in the family. Parents are always worrying about their children which leads for a stressful life. Parents do not want to see their children life be ruined in a span of seconds when they created their life for 6 months.

  14. WLKHS712 March 7, 2017 at 5:37 pm
    WLKHS712

    Stress is caused mainly by pressure to be the best at everything. This includes looking the best and doing the best you can on your science exams. It is different for different people because different people worry about different things.The main source of stress for parents is probably providing for their children and making sure they are safe all the time.

  15. WLKHS718 March 7, 2017 at 5:37 pm
    WLKHS718

    Most amount of stressed is caused for teens through making pressured decisions and doing school work. Relationships are a big cause for stress. Being with someone that you think cares about you so much then suddenly drops you causes much stress and discouragement. Trying to be without that does not feel the same way you do also leads to a lot of stress. Most parents stress about their kids making bad decisions such as beginning to drink and try new things that are not good for them.

  16. WLKHS717 March 7, 2017 at 5:37 pm
    WLKHS717

    The thing that I think causes stress for most teens are doing good in school and also the social part of school. I feel that teens go to school feeling like they need to impress every one around them, and it causes them stress having to prove them self. Also, teens tend to stress over things that wont really matter in the real world, but think they will. What I think causes stress for parents is obviously their jobs, but making sure their kids are doing well in school, and are healthy physically and mentally.

  17. WKLHS705 March 7, 2017 at 5:36 pm
    WKLHS705

    I believe that teens focus their attention on small issues that will not matter in the future like Taylor chipping her nail because they don’t have many major problems. Adults on the other hand, most of the time, have their hands full handling their lives along with their family’s, and always have the constant worry about their kids and their futures.

  18. WLKHS702 March 7, 2017 at 5:36 pm
    WLKHS702

    I think that the pressure of society is what the major cause of stress. Yes tests, relationships, sports and others can be a huge part of teen stress, but I personally think that the pressure to be someone or something in today’s day is the major reason for teens stress. The stress to be popular or liked by people, or the idea of needing to be the best at everything. Adults have different kinds of stressful things going on. Maybe like what is going on at their job right now and they even might stress about the safety of their child. Parents stress mostly comes from their kids I think because all they want is the best for their child and they want them to strive for it.

  19. WLKHS707 March 7, 2017 at 5:36 pm
    WLKHS707

    I think that school and tests like in the scenario above cause the most stress for teenagers, especially because high school is very difficult by itself. The most stress for parents is probably from their children doing bad in school or being unsuccessful because all parents want is for their children to succeed.

  20. wlkhs603 March 7, 2017 at 1:53 pm
    wlkhs603

    Personally, I feel as if school and the daily life and pressures of a teen are what causes their stress. Although most teens stress about the same thing, there are many factors that can go into their stress and cause each person’s to be different. For example, stress doesn’t have to only be a one time thing, stress can be caused by many things that build up over time. Also, proof that stress can be caused by many different things is that not everyone goes through the same things in life. For instance, what goes on at home can also be a main influence on how much stress a teens has. On the other hand, not only are teens the one’s who have stress, adults do also. Actually, it’s very ironic that most of the time their stress is caused by their children. This is because they always want their children to succeed in life and always want to make sure they are making the right choices; however, adults also have many other factors that contribute to their stress such as just being an adult. For example, as an adult, one must (if they have children) care for their children, maintain a job, and use that job to provide for their family.

  21. WLKHS602 March 7, 2017 at 1:53 pm
    WLKHS602

    I personally believe that grades and being socially accepted cause the most stress among adolescents. Getting good grades is what will ultimately lead to getting into college and in turn, having a good job and living an overall successful life, however, what leads to having a good time in high school is not the grades, but how socially accepted a student may be. Because being popular in school is the difference between spending a Friday night by yourself, or at a party. Although this wont matter much in the long run, due to this I think most high school students unfortunately value social acceptance more so than they concern performing well in school, but both are defiantly a major cause of stress. Parents on the other hand usually care little about the social status of there child but rather concern themselves exclusively with the grades said student receives. This is due to the parents better insight and knowledge, that in 20 years, the only thing that will matter to there child is the grades he/she received in high school!

  22. wlkhs609 March 7, 2017 at 1:52 pm
    wlkhs609

    For teens, I believe school causes the most stress. This is because many view school as a gateway to the rest of their lives, and the amount of stress placed on teens from adults such as parents and teachers is truly unbearable at certain times. For parents, much of their stress comes from how their child will preform in school. Parents worry about their children because they want to see them do well. Parents may also stress about their jobs because their income may dictate, for them, how happy they’ll be and how happy their children will be. For both parties, it appears that school is a major stressor as teens just want a good future and parents also want this as well.

  23. wlkhs601 March 7, 2017 at 1:51 pm
    wlkhs601

    I think the most amount of stress for teens is the desire and expectation to be perfect in every task the are given. We are always taught that there is a certain standard that we need to surpass in order to be considered average. I think the biggest stress cause for parents is the constant fear that their child may be unhappy or in trouble and just not mentioning anything.

  24. WLKHS608 March 7, 2017 at 1:47 pm
    WLKHS608

    I think teens mostly stress about school/college and there future. Parents probably stress a lot about how to support there family and there child’s future and if they are kind to others or if they are being bullied. These can be great stresses because it is the one life you have and you want it to be a great/successful.

  25. wlkhs604 March 7, 2017 at 1:45 pm
    wlkhs604

    Having to manage time between school and social life can be stressful for many teens. Parents mostly stress on their child and making sure they’re doing well between school and behaving.

  26. WLKHS607 March 7, 2017 at 1:45 pm
    WLKHS607

    I think what causes the most amount of stress for teens is grades and overall pressures. For example peer pressure, pressure to do good in school, pressure to fit in, etc. For parents i think its more stressful to make sure your child is going down the right path and that they are going to be successful in life.

  27. WLKHS606 March 7, 2017 at 1:44 pm
    WLKHS606

    I think what causes the most amount of stress for teens is mainly schoolwork and trying to balance schoolwork with your social life. There never seems to be an inbetween. For parents I guess the most stress is having a kid.

  28. WLKHS605 March 7, 2017 at 1:44 pm
    WLKHS605

    I think taylor is overrating to the wrong problem but is afraid to be judged by other people based on her looks.

  29. WLKHS510 March 6, 2017 at 4:37 pm
    WLKHS510

    School is the most stressful for most teens. Especially the honors classes and the Ap because of the amount of work that is needed to be finished. The most stressful thing for parents might be when the children go out to party or to friends houses because they do not know what is happening there and they might be doing things that the parents spent their whole life to protect you from.

  30. WLKHS505 March 6, 2017 at 4:37 pm
    WLKHS505

    For teens, the most amount of stress is either schoolwork, or looking appealing. Depending on what you personality is, you could be really stressed if you are not prepared for a test, or if you feel like you don’t look good. The most stress as a parent is making sure their kids are happy and succeeding.

  31. WLKHS 508 March 6, 2017 at 4:35 pm
    WLKHS 508

    The most amount of stress for parents comes from work, having to pay bills, supporting their family and trying to find the right place for their family to settle

  32. WLKHS511 March 6, 2017 at 4:35 pm
    WLKHS511

    For teens I think that the most stress in their lives comes from their popularity, grades, and ability to get into the college they want to get into. For parents I think the most tress comes from having to support their family, worrying about their kids future, and being able to sustain a steady income.

  33. WLKHS504 March 6, 2017 at 4:35 pm
    WLKHS504

    I think the cause for stress in teens is mostly school because we have to study all the time.The most stressful thing for parents is to make sure that there kid becomes a successful adult.

  34. WLKHS 508 March 6, 2017 at 4:34 pm
    WLKHS 508

    The most stress for teens comes from worrying about tests, their looks, boyfriends and girlfriends and making the sports teams.

  35. WLKHS506 March 6, 2017 at 4:34 pm
    WLKHS506

    I think that school and social life cause the most amount of stress for teens. For parents, their growing children, job and money cause them stress

  36. WLKHS 502 March 6, 2017 at 4:34 pm
    WLKHS 502

    The most amount of stress on teens is relating to their appearance and their grades in school. The most amount of stress for parents is relating to their kids and making sure everything in their life is positive limiting the negatives

  37. WLKHS501 March 6, 2017 at 4:33 pm
    WLKHS501

    The most amount of stress for teens in my opinion is how they look if they look nice or not and school work. For parents the most amount of stress is maybe taking care of there child and to make sure they follow the right path in life.

  38. WLKHS509 March 6, 2017 at 4:32 pm
    WLKHS509

    I think the most amount of stress for teens is caused by school or their peers. Teens have a lot of things like tests and due dates to be stressed about. I think the most amount of stress for parents comes from them worrying about their kids.

  39. WLKHS503 March 6, 2017 at 4:32 pm
    WLKHS503

    School work and friends cause the most stress for teens. Children cause them most stress for parents.

  40. WLKHS507 March 6, 2017 at 4:31 pm
    WLKHS507

    I think school or the home environment causes the most stress for teens. For parents, I think financial hardship or work stresses them the most.

  41. WLKHS 512 March 6, 2017 at 4:31 pm
    WLKHS 512

    I think that school in general causes the most amount of stress for teens, including grades, appearance, and relationships/friendships at school. For parents, I think the most stress comes from money and figuring out college plans and paying the mortgage and taxes and adult things like that.

  42. WLKHS513 March 6, 2017 at 4:31 pm
    WLKHS513

    teens stress most about school related stuff like tests. what parent stress about the most is taking care of their children.

  43. WLKHS408 March 6, 2017 at 1:56 pm
    WLKHS408

    For teens, I think what causes the most amount of stress is appearance. At this age, a lot of teens prioritize their present social status over their future. As for parents, i think what causes the most amount of stress is ensuring that their children are prepared for the future, and that they are working hard in school.

  44. WLKHS412 March 6, 2017 at 1:52 pm
    WLKHS412

    I think that social standards and a lack of self confidence causes the most amount of stress for teens, along with the pressure of school. For adults, I think the most amount of stress is caused by the pressure of their work and responsibilities.

  45. WLKHS401 March 6, 2017 at 1:51 pm
    WLKHS401

    i think teens and clicks cause most of teens stress they always have to feel like the look good enough. also for parents are having a smart kid that has a lot of friends.

  46. WLKHS402 March 6, 2017 at 1:50 pm
    WLKHS402

    I believe that looks, friends, crushes, and school all cause stress for teens. This is because teens are always trying to meet the expectations that they want and they don’t want to feel embarrassed or shameful. Also, I think that peer pressure causes the most stress for parents. Parents don’t know what their children do out of school and they want the best for them.

  47. wlkhs407 March 6, 2017 at 1:50 pm
    wlkhs407

    i think that the thigs that causes the most amounts of stress in a teen is the fact that they can have a lot of school work from school and also the fact that they might be dealing with things out side of school

  48. WLKHS420 March 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm
    WLKHS420

    Fitting in causes the most stress in teens today. People are worried about being popular and having a lot of friends. This can cause them to do out of character things which can pile on even more stress. Parents probably stress about their children’s mental health, if they are happy, if they have healthy relationships woith there friends and such.

  49. WLKHS20 March 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm
    WLKHS20

    Fitting in causes the most stress in teens today. People are worried about being popular and having a lot of friends. This can cause them to do out of character things which can pile on even more stress. Parents probably stress about their children’s mental health, if they are happy, if they have healthy relationships woith there friends and such.

  50. WLKHS417 March 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm
    WLKHS417

    I think what causes the most amount of stress for teens are tests, homework, and school in general. I think what causes the most amount of stress for parents is making sure their children are safe, out of trouble, and doing good in school.

  51. WLKHS403 March 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm
    WLKHS403

    From my personal experience, stress in teens is all rooted from the same problem. Most of us these days constantly stress over school and grades. And the lot of us all stress about college, our future etc I think their kids cause the most stress for parents. My parents constantly worry about where I am, what I do, what I eat and so on. I think if I knew how to deal with stress, it wouldn’t affect me as much.

  52. WLKHS46 March 6, 2017 at 1:48 pm
    WLKHS46

    I think that the pressure to succeed in school and fit into social cliques causes the most pressure for teens because there is the want to have bright future and make our parents happy and never feel left out when it comes to having friends. The most amount of stress for parents is caused by the constant want for them to keep their children happy at all costs. Parents feel obligated to guarantee success for their children and fulfill practically all there wants and needs.

  53. WLKHS414 March 6, 2017 at 1:48 pm
    WLKHS414

    Taylor seems to be stressed in herself instead of being stressed about the test in science.

  54. WLKHS413 March 6, 2017 at 1:47 pm
    WLKHS413

    I think that the thing that causes the most amount of stress for teens is the idea of perfection. Many people always stress about being the best the could be and about meeting standards. If they do not meet standards, they stress. For adults I feel as if the main stress trigger is responsibility. Their job is stressful because they have to not only worry about their job, but, their kids. This overwhelming responsibility is what causes stress.

  55. WLKS422 March 6, 2017 at 1:47 pm
    WLKS422

    I think what causes the most amount of stress for me as a teen is school, or more specifically college. The fact that it is a major factor that could really start off the rest of my life really puts the pressure on to get in somewhere good, and to be better than my best and work extra hard. As a parent I think that stress is also on college, but on getting me into a good school, and then paying for it. I think a lot of adult stress is from a financial stimulus.

  56. WLKHS415 March 6, 2017 at 1:47 pm
    WLKHS415

    The number one thing that causes the most amount of stress within teens is their self image, because teens become so self conscious in how they look and it affects them mentally and physically making normal day tasks much more difficult.

  57. WLKHS405 March 6, 2017 at 1:47 pm
    WLKHS405

    For students, I think the most amount of stress comes from school and friends. For parents, I think the most amount of stress comes from work and making their children happy.

  58. WLKHS418 March 6, 2017 at 1:47 pm
    WLKHS418

    I definitely feel that school causes a lot of stress for teens. The amount of work combined with time management definitely causes teens to be stressed. Also, I believe that society places a great deal of stress on teens as well. Social pressures such as looking good everyday, having a large group of friends, all while having fun is a lot of pressure. In terms of parents, I believe that the greatest amount of stress deals with work. Job’s often create large amounts of stress for parents.

  59. WLKHS409 March 6, 2017 at 1:46 pm
    WLKHS409

    I think that homework and school causes the most stress for teens due to the amount of work given and required for students. I believe that making sure their child stays out of trouble and does what’s right causes the most stress for parents.

  60. WLKHS419 March 6, 2017 at 1:46 pm
    WLKHS419

    I think school causes the most amount of stress for students. I think parents are most stressed about the wellness and whereabouts of their children.

  61. WLKHS416 March 6, 2017 at 1:46 pm
    WLKHS416

    i think that being accepted and what others think of them stress teens out the most. I think that having a well behaved, respectful kid who is not involved in drugs or alcohol is a parents biggest stress.

  62. WLKHS404 March 6, 2017 at 1:46 pm
    WLKHS404

    Stress in teens is caused mostly by school work, after school jobs, social media, and an online presence. On the other hand, stress in parents is caused by helping and supporting their children, work, presence online as well and supporting their family.

  63. WLKHS421 March 6, 2017 at 1:45 pm
    WLKHS421

    I think that the thing that causes the most stress for students is getting into college. For this, students not only need good grades, but they need to volunteer and do extracurriculars, which is very stressful. It think that parents are most stressed about college as well, because it is very expensive.