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School Stress

Sleep or Sports: Which Is More Important for Teens?

Sharon Peaslee | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Sharon Peaslee

The bottom line is sleep enhances athletic performance and participation. Students need both. Sports are not a substitute for adequate sleep, and it's not in the best interest of students to power through fatigue.

10 Ways You And Your Child Can Survive End-of-School Madness

Dr. Becca Ballinger | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Dr. Becca Ballinger

Always remember that you are teaching your child how to behave through your actions as well as your words; therefore, try to be very mindful of staying calm and positive during this time of year.

Parents Have Trouble When Kids Go Back to School, Too

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

It's natural to want to protect your children from pain, and of course you'll want to share the benefit of your own hard-earned wisdom. But going overboard with worry may only increase your child's anxiety and be a projection of your own experience.

It's Hard to Be a Kid Today

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Let us make our children the priority and work to ensure that they are growing up in healthy, nurturing and safe environments.

I Shouldn't Be This Stressed About School -- Should I?

The OpEd Project | Posted 02.16.2014 | Teen
The OpEd Project

So what can we do? There are too many students my age who are stressed out, burned out and fed up. I'm one of them.

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...

Mindfulness Training In Schools Can Help Relieve Teens' Stress

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.28.2013 | Parents

It's at the most stressful times of the school year -- like during exam periods -- that strategies to relieve academic pressure mean the most. And re...

9 Things I've Decided Aren't Worth Stressing Over

Cathryn Woodruff | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Cathryn Woodruff

I pledge to de-stress my life, even if it's a handful of minor things that clutter my mind and leave me feeling weighed down.

The Battle With Worry

Valerie Giapoutzis | Posted 06.24.2013 | College
Valerie Giapoutzis

My thoughts scattered my brain, causing a mismatch of thoughts that led to the feeling of a pit lodged in my stomach. But how do you control something like that? How do you defend yourself against a feeling that seems so miniscule yet so overwhelming and disastrous at the same time?

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...

5 Ways To Cope With School Stress

Posted 08.20.2014 | Teen

Much has been made of recent studies revealing that Millennials (young people ages 18-29) are America's most stressed generation. But younger members ...


Evan Manning | Posted 04.09.2013 | Teen
Evan Manning

From the moment we step onto the high school scene, anxiety burst through our chests, restricting our breathing. It's a constant battle with our surroundings and within us.

10 Tips to Help Kids Deal with Back to School Stress

Willow Dea | Posted 11.08.2011 | Parents
Willow Dea

It isn't news that Americans are a stressed out bunch, especially with the economy and potential job concerns, but what is different is the spike in stressed out kids.

10 Things I Wish I'd Known as a Student

Jennifer Kushell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Kushell

The most popular and highest achieving kids in school are not always the most successful in the real world. Success in the academic bubble does not translate to success in work and real life.