Teens are under immense pressure to join college. Reason being everyone expects them to perform very well in every discipline which may not be the case for some. Everyone has different abilities and when one is under pressure to deliver especially in school, the feeling can be frustrating. Parents want the best for their children and so do the teachers and the society in general. Many admire joining the top colleges, followed by a lucrative job in this competitive economy. To meet these expectations, teens must perform extremely well in school.
The parents will put immense pressure on them to earn good grades, no matter the cost. To add on this, the teen has more than enough to juggle on a daily basis including extracurricular activities, loads of homework and social life to cover.
All in the name of getting good grades. Study shows that the intense pressure may backfire and the result is social, physical and emotional stress. Increased Worries About Keeping Up Before the teen joins college, the excitement of meeting other teenagers is high. But, school comes with more choices and option that the teenager expects. There is more work with great demands. For the first time in their life, they have to worry about grades and not when the next meal will be.
This is where they have to choose a path before joining the next level either college, trade school or career. Remember, they are in a competitive environment hence the need to feel the pressure since everyone is working hard to achieve the same goal as you.
With the daily activities happening in their life, they are anxious to keep up. For some, even a simple task of getting prepared to attend class is a challenge. The anxiety is accelerated by the workload of daily assignments, projects that have to be submitted on time and finally the kid has to bring materials to the school. After school, the teenager is exhausted and once they get home, there is little time to do homework and study. Students who lack proper organization and time management may become overwhelmed and fall behind.
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From where and how concept of Human Stress started. Lazarus in his book has mentioned that word stress become more prominent for human after World War ii. Before that it has only being used for engineering where it is applied as extra force exerted on inorganic matter to deform it Stress places mental and physical strain on the body and can potentially harm health.
Acute stress is short term stress that can last anywhere from three days to four weeks. On the other hand, chronic stress is a more serious problem because it is long term stress and can impact health even more To a majority of people, this number comes as a complete shock.
Although most citizens have noticed that the suicide rates for teens in the U. It is important to help those adolescents who feel the need to end their own life, but also to develop an understanding as to why this epidemic has began to occur more and more frequently Every 90 seconds a teenager commits suicide.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15 to 25 year olds. Suicide accounts for 12 percent of the mortality in the adolescent and young adult group. Males are more likely than females to follow through with suicide. For every successful suicide there are fifty to one hundred adolescent suicide attempts. More than five percent of all teenagers try to commit suicide
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Feeling Stressed and Anxiety It is unfortunate that most teens collapse under too much pressure from teachers and parents. That is because once this pressure swell up in their mind, they cannot act the way they usually do, then they would achieve a bad result.
On top of it, the society, their parents, and teachers constantly push them to do better, pressuring them to enroll in college and achieve only high results. What about the quality of classroom and how can it be applied to maximize and promote better conditions for children in academic achievement? For many students, college is supposed to be the most fun time of their life; however, their fun can be restricted if it is limited by stress and other mental illnesses. Holmes provides proverbs from different centuries, cultures, and countries to show that the perception that women talk more is a universal stereotype.