How Stress Affects Teens

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What is stress? Stress is a normal physical response to events that make a person feel threatened in their balance in some way. For some parents when their kids were young they would just need to carry them or give them; candies, chocolate, they will stop crying. However, among teenagers, candies and chocolates will no longer work. They are now dealing with real life issues and sometime these issues can lead them to be stressed out. In this essay I will be discussing three common issues that can cause stress among teenagers; school-related issues, relationships and Peer pressure. School-related issues such as studying is a very common cause of stress for students these days, sometime students feel to pressure to do well in school. It can be caused by them doing so badly in college that they gave up all hope of doing something worthwhile with their lives, or it could be caused by just not living up to their own standards. This case could lead to them feeling stressed out most of the time. Another cause of stress is relationship, Relationship stress can be caused by not living up to their partner's expectation or just plainly by breaking up with someone that they really cared for. Also, it can be caused by an individual liking someone a lot and then finding that feeling is not mutual. All of these aspects can cause students to feel like they are in way over their heads. Moreover, peer pressure - one of the most common troubles teenagers go through are about their physical features especially their weight, color. They feel fat, ugly and because of all these, they feel insecure about themselves, this lead them to do something that they do not want to do and their friends persuade them to do it just to fit in the crowd. Many students are vulnerable to bad peer-pressure because they are afraid of being rejected, losing friends, being teased and they don't know how to
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