Stress with High School students
What causes it?
What is the main cause with teens in high school today?
Above average students (Privileged kids)
“ Half of them are chronically stressed. The results aren’t surprising-between the homework required for Adv. Placement classes, sports practices, extracurricular activities like music and student government, and SAT prep, the fortunate kids who have these opportunities don’t have much downtime these days.”
Average or below average students
“..students noted that these demands did not always feel appropriate to their development levels. Instead they felt they were asked to work as hard as adults, or even harder, with the little time left for relaxation or creativity”