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Teen Stress

Supporting Teens Through Major Exams

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.26.2016 | Teen
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Early in the year it is helpful to prep kids for the big exams that will come months down the road. There are many ways to help them prepare and parents and teachers can help support teens during these times in many ways.

Lessening The Emotional Stress Of Teens: Successfully Managing A Move To A New City

Michael D. Shaw | Posted 08.15.2016 | Teen
Michael D. Shaw

When a family moves for a new job or a parent relocates for some other reason, the emotional toll can be severe.

Top 3 Ways to Bust 'Test Stress' With Yoga

Lauren Coles | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Coles

Yoga teaches us that moments are temporary, whether they are happy or stressful. The key is to be fully aware in every moment, so that you can take control of your thoughts. These simple yogic habits can help you push through negative thoughts and feelings, and bring your mind to a better place.

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?

Bigotry Hits US-Born Latino Teens Harder than Immigrant Teens

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.18.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

If it sucks to be an adolescent, it sucks more to be an immigrant teenager in a new country. Take all the angst that faces every teen, then add language barriers, cultural confusion, discrimination, and general discombobulation. It's not pretty, is it?

Is Your Teen Stressed? 12 Ways to Help

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Debbie Gisonni

With all these expectations, it's not a surprise to learn that one-third of all teenagers in the United States say they have considered suicide. How much stress is too much for your teen? If you're not paying attention, you may not know until it's too late.

A Case Against the SAT

Hasan Khan | Posted 04.01.2015 | Teen
Hasan Khan

The SAT standardized tests have become the tool of choice to certify a student's readiness objectively, but is this system truly as foolproof as it is lauded to be?

Parents, You Need to Help Us Manage Stress

Vedika Issrani | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Vedika Issrani

How do can adults help equip teenagers with the means to deal with the increasingly stressful situations of this day and age?

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.

It's Time To Throw Out Your 'Growing Up' Manual

Gabrielle Posard | Posted 05.31.2014 | Teen
Gabrielle Posard

It's time we stop waiting for the formal invite and become independent thinkers. Don't feel silly, or worse, feel like you should be studying. Take the challenge, take that breather and indulge into spring happiness.

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?

5 Things That Scare Me Most About Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Stress alone doesn't makes you a better, stronger person. What makes you resilient is the way in which you shift and strengthen your response to the stress around you.

What's Really Worth Stressing Over (And What Isn't)

Kamrin Baker | Posted 05.01.2014 | Teen
Kamrin Baker

I think the value of stress in our lives depends on how beautifully we see the risk of the outcome.

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...

Repeat After Me: 'I Am More Than My GPA'

Katie Atkinson | Posted 03.22.2014 | Teen
Katie Atkinson

If you are in high school, there is a good chance that you have felt defined by your GPA, ACT scores, numerical averages, test grades, or the number of AP courses you take. You may have felt inferior to a peer whose class rank is above yours.

Competition Is Everywhere

Amy Yoelin | Posted 02.19.2014 | Teen
Amy Yoelin

Look around your school. What do you see? I'll tell you what I see: the need to have the most expensive clothing, newest phone, most expensive car, et cetera. Think about it. Do you find yourself wanting to one-up your friends? Be honest. I know I have at some point in time.

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 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.

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.

How To Deal With Homesickness

| Posted 06.13.2013 | Teen

By Gabby Noone I spent most of last summer waiting for fall, when I’d finally get to move away from home for my first year of college. I daydream...


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.

HuffPost Teen's Guide To Surviving Holiday Stress

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.11.2012 | Teen

Holidays often seem simple when you're a kid: There are dinners, presents and lots of fun traditions. But as you get older, it's easy for the holidays...

Mother's Day and Teen Stress

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.18.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

"I know that parents usually write to you about their problems with us, their teenagers. Well, I'd like to turn this problem upside down from the perspective of a 17-year-old teen daughter..."

7 Holiday Stress Busters for Kids

Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. | Posted 02.07.2012 | Parents
Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D.

Although holiday time means presents and no school for most American kids, it can also be a stressful time -- particularly in families facing financial challenges, in split or blended families, and in families where a loved one has recently passed away.

The Healing Power of Family Play

Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2011 | Women
Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D.

Many years ago I happened upon a magical island in the Mediterranean. Not understanding what the families around me were saying, I could only observe their interactions -- faces, movements, joy, laughter -- without the distraction of words.