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High School Stress

An Open Letter To High School Graduates

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 06.29.2016 | Teen
Eva Lesko Natiello

While I wish you a great future, what I really wish for you is a great summer. Because if you learn to appreciate the now, you'll always have it to reflect on. If you forever focus on tomorrow, you'll never truly have today. Congratulations and good luck!

Resolution Kept: The Relief of Having Planned Ahead for College Costs

Patricia Roberts | Posted 01.12.2017 | Education
Patricia Roberts

Resolving in the first year of my son's life to diligently save for his higher education is one of the wisest and most valuable commitments I've ever made.

Why Our Kids Don't Need Any More Hoops to Jump Through

Kristen Lee | Posted 11.08.2016 | Parents
Kristen Lee

Instead of creating more hoops for our kids to jump through and wondering why they are so anxious, depressed or constantly acting out, here are three things we need to repeatedly tell and show them.

The Emotion Revolution: What We Learned from the Young People

Cynthia Germanotta | Posted 11.03.2016 | Impact
Cynthia Germanotta

The Emotion Revolution was launched on the basic belief - supported by a growing body of scientific research - that emotions are fundamental to a young person's decision making, academic achievement, and overall well-being.

Sorry Teachers, But My Sleep Is More Important Than Homework

Matthew Friend | Posted 06.23.2015 | Teen
Matthew Friend

Let me ask you all a question: Doesn't it seem more humane to assign a teenager perhaps two hours of homework each night?

3 Easy Steps to Shift a Student From Struggle to Success

Liz Frank | Posted 04.12.2015 | Education
Liz Frank

The motivation was fear induced and devoid of a plan. I wasn't learning for the sake of learning. I was learning so my mom wouldn't yell. Not exactly fostering natural curiosity.

I'm Guilty Of Being Competitive At School -- And You Are, Too

Tiffany Lu | Posted 01.13.2015 | Teen
Tiffany Lu

I am, too, very guilty of seeing school as a competition that I must come out on top in, but after many steamy showers spent contemplating life's issues I have decided to try and stress less about my grades and simply enjoy the experience as a whole.

7 Secrets To Help You Stop Stressing Out Over School

Jamie Gleklen | Posted 12.06.2014 | Teen
Jamie Gleklen

Sometimes, when the workload seems endless, we can't even imagine how we will survive the week. Although stress is inevitable, there are a few steps you can take to make it a little more manageable.

The Moment I Knew I Had To Slow Down

Morgan Levy | Posted 09.23.2014 | Teen
Morgan Levy

I am busy in the pursuit of success, but what is success if I am miserable and exhausted all of the time? While wealth and power do traditionally create success, they do not guarantee a happy life.

Why I Really Don't Want to Go to School

Anna Quesse | Posted 06.28.2014 | Teen
Anna Quesse

As psychologist Robert Leahy told Slate, the average teenager has the same level of anxiety as a psychiatric patient in the 1950s. In other words, s...

Remembering Hoffman

Matt Fromm | Posted 07.12.2014 | Teen
Matt Fromm

We have to acknowledge the things that could derail us in life or stymie our goals, because the very fact that we're a part of this greater community means we are capable of doing something great.

I Won't Feel Guilty For Not Being 'Busy Enough'

Adora Svitak | Posted 05.22.2014 | Teen
Adora Svitak

How could I complain when my friends were getting two hours of sleep and on red-eye planes to Europe and winning robotics tournaments and pulling straight As and getting jobs, and I was... napping?

4 Ideas to Help Students Navigate Their Anxiety

Tim Elmore | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Do teens today really experience a more challenging life than teens did a hundred years ago? In some ways, yes they do. In other ways, not even close. And I believe we (adults) must equip them to navigate the pressures of life so they can reduce their "distress."

There Will Always Be Someone 'Better' Than Me (And That's OK)

Sarah Convissar | Posted 04.20.2014 | Teen
Sarah Convissar

Though I am not a fan of high school, I feel that it is a comfort zone. It's the same monotonous routine for four years but at least I know what to expect. College signals a new chapter in my life. That excites and terrifies me at the same time.

American Teens Are Even More Stressed Than Adults

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Last year, the American Psychological Association's Stress in America survey found that Millennials, aged 18-33, were the country's most-stressed gene...

The 12 Days Of Christmas (According To Stressed Out Students Everywhere)

Posted 12.11.2013 | Teen

If you listen carefully, you might be able to hear the distant voices of teenagers across the country singing this in unison right now... Via R...

10 Questions Every High School Senior Is Sick Of Answering

Posted 12.06.2013 | Teen

Newsflash: Senior year of high school can get pretty stressful -- and it doesn't help that it's nearly impossible to escape the throttle of questions ...

You're Not Dumb For Getting A 'B'

Anne Hilker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Anne Hilker

I thought I would fail all these classes because my previous teachers that had failed me and made me ashamed to try because I knew I was just going to get another 80 on an essay.

I'm 15 -- Should I Really Feel So Exhausted All The Time?

Lana Gorlinski | Posted 12.25.2013 | Teen
Lana Gorlinski

There is no shame in taking the time to be happy. We won't find the future we have in mind if we just stop searching, working, altogether. But if we calm down and look around, we just might find something better.

Why You Should Stop Obsessing Over Grades

Andrea Vale | Posted 10.26.2013 | Teen
Andrea Vale

Junior year is often considered the most competitive and stressful year of high school. After this past year, I can wholeheartedly agree and call it what I truly see it as -- a competition.

5 Things NOT To Stress About For Back-To-School

Posted 08.19.2013 | Teen

With summer winding down, it's totally natural to have the back-to-school jitters. After being out of school for three months, heading back to the cla...

'Is Success In School Really Everything?'

Talise T. | Posted 10.11.2013 | Teen
Talise T.

There are whole other aspects of life that we should never leave out -- after all, what's the point of learning how to make a living when there isn't a life to make the living for?

Why It's OK If You Don't Have Everything Figured Out

Lana Gorlinski | Posted 09.29.2013 | Teen
Lana Gorlinski

It is my firmest hope that if I work hard at whatever it is I am doing at the moment and always watch for when opportunity knocks, I will end up somewhere awesome, regardless of whether I'm a nuclear physicist or starving artist.

Confessions Of An Insecure Senior

Riley Griffin | Posted 09.17.2013 | Teen
Riley Griffin

The academic competition is intense and in order to keep up the demands of the admissions office we fill our plate to the brim with extracurriculars, SAT prep and community service. You know the deal. They want it, we do it.

9 Things NOT To Stress About This Summer

Posted 07.17.2013 | Teen

Stress often comes from the sneakiest of places and hits us like a ton of bricks. Even in the supposedly carefree summer months -- when you're not loa...