A new school year is exciting. There's that wonderful feeling of making a fresh start, catching up with old friends, and making progress by moving up a grade. But there's no denying that it can be stressful too. If you find yourself preparing for school by hoping for the best and imagining the worst, you're not alone.
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Teens are more stressed out today than teenagers 30 years ago were. As college tuitions rise along with the requirements to get into a top college rise, teenagers are put under more pressure today than in previous generations. In large doses, however, stress can take many tolls mentally, emotionally and physically. Chronic stress can weaken immune systems, cause heart problems, worsen respiratory and gastrointestinal issues, and foster chronic anxiety and depression. Adults, on average, only reported a 5.
Adults often claim that their school years were the best time of their life. It is important to understand, however, that this is a retrospective analysis of their time in school, and that it does not necessarily reflect how many teenagers, caught up in the educational process, experience their time there. Of course, some teenagers enjoy school, but many do not; and an extraordinarily high number of teenagers, including those who enjoy it, find their time in school highly stressful. A wide variety of factors can contribute to the experience of stress, including workload, homework, peer pressure, difficult relationships with other students or teachers, academic difficulties, fear of being in a situation of having to speak out or present in front of others, and of course, exams!