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High School Stress

The Moment I Knew I Had To Slow Down

Morgan Levy | Posted 07.24.2014 | 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...

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...