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High School Stress

Why Grades Aren't As Important As You Think

Vanessa Petion | Posted 09.11.2013 | Teen
Vanessa Petion

That moment had finally come and boy, was I feeling dumb. I used to cringe at the stereotypical slacker who always had those backhanded remarks for the teacher and just didn't want to do anything, but now I realize that at least they were being honest.

'I Never Thought I'd Be Unhappy With A Perfect Score'

Dani Blum | Posted 08.29.2013 | Teen
Dani Blum

So I studied. I wrote practice essays, cleared out my library's SAT prep shelf, and rationed my hours of sleep a little more harshly. I worked my butt off, got the score I wanted, end of story, right? Well... not exactly.

Why It's OK If You Don't Know Your Passion Yet

Ella Gonzalez | Posted 08.26.2013 | Teen
Ella Gonzalez

Shooting for perfection in high school and collegiate studies is close to useless if neither passion nor mediocrity as a byproduct are exhibited; mediocrity is the enzyme for growth.

What High School Should Really Be About

Madelyn Chen | Posted 08.25.2013 | Teen
Madelyn Chen

Take a deep breath. Step back. And relax. Forget it all, even just for an instant -- forget the workload, the exams, the intensive four-year high school plan from your counselor, the classes you're planning to take next semester.

LOOK: Why This Dog Got A Special Place In The Yearbook

Posted 06.06.2013 | Teen

As the class of 2013 was preparing to say their goodbyes and move on to the next stage of their lives, so was another member of the school community: ...

Awesome Way One High School Is Fighting Stress

Posted 05.30.2013 | Teen

Would you feel less stressed at school if teachers led their classes wearing red clown noses, students blew bubbles all over campus, and your favorite...

'The Bridge Of High School Leads To A Great Unknown'

Madelyn Chen | Posted 07.25.2013 | Teen
Madelyn Chen

But there, in that limbo of uncertainty and absence of fate, lays the true beauty of high school, the light shining above the bridge. In those three years after childhood and before adulthood, standing on that awkward bridge, you have one of the rarest commodities in life.

Hope To Cope With The Stress Of Starting High School

Posted 05.14.2013 | Teen

Any big life change is challenging -- whether it's your parents getting divorced or moving to a new city -- but making the transition from middle scho...

Is The Stress Really Worth It?

Reema Kakaday | Posted 06.12.2013 | Teen
Reema Kakaday

In 10 years, no one will really care how many AP classes you took, whether your high school GPA was a 3.4 or a 4.3, or how well you did on your SAT. People care about the kind of person you are, and how you treat him or her and the ones around you.

5 Ways High School May Let You Down (And Why That's Okay)

Posted 03.12.2013 | Teen

High school can be really stressful -- to say the least. Our weekly "Hey, It's OK!" series is here to remind you of all things you SHOULDN'T be worrie...

8 Awesome Ways High Schools Are Helping Students De-Stress

Posted 03.04.2013 | Teen

Do you feel like most of the kids at your school are stressed out? With mounting academic pressure and increasing competition for college admission...

7 Reasons It's OK To Be A Late Bloomer

Posted 02.08.2013 | Teen

Late bloomers, we feel ya: It can be frustrating, to say the least, to always feel like you're the last one to get past your awkward phase, have your ...

10 Ways To Conquer Final Exam Stress

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.11.2012 | Teen

Final exam week can be the most stressful time of the year for high school and college students. With the holidays around the corner and your GPA hang...

Don't Take My Stress Away

Jack Cahn | Posted 01.12.2013 | Teen
Jack Cahn

I came to Stuyvesant High School to be sleep-deprived, I came here to be pressured, I came here so that I would have enough work to keep me up throughout the night.

20 Things NOT To Worry About Before You Turn 20

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.09.2012 | Teen

Between exams, college applications, friend drama and dating angst, you have enough to worry about as a teenager without constantly stressing out abou...

Help Your Teen Beat the Midterm Blues

Dan Mulhern | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
Dan Mulhern

Autumn can be beautiful but it its natural challenges approach: Shorter days, falling leaves, hints of cold. Now's a good time to (a) see the energy drop; (b) interpret it for those who need to keep moving; and (c) shape a clear, well-marked path for the work ahead.

College Timeline for Neurotic Parents

J.D. Rothman | Posted 05.15.2012 | Parents
J.D. Rothman

You know the drill: Rural or Urban? Large or Small? Rah Rah or Nerdy? Come up with a dream college list and go on an eight-state bonding tour with your teen, who will rarely want to leave the car.

The Road to College: Surviving the Junior Year of High School

Nya Marie | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home
Nya Marie

Junior year is the most important year for college applications. On top of prepping for the ACT and SAT, I have to try and maintain my grades. Sometimes I wonder if it wouldn't have been easier if I had just gotten a couple of Bs.