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Teenage Stress

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How one's body reacts to change can be called stress. These changes can come from feeling, situation, and people. For example, going to a new school is a change that can cause stress. There are many techniques to dealing with stress. The importance of handling stress is very serious, because stress affects the body in not only mentally but sometimes physically.

Teen stress can be caused by pressure, insecurities, bottled up emotions, changes and sometimes just life and handling it. Teens deal with pressure daily, pressure to smoke, to fit in, to have sex, and to basically be accepted. Even though some may be stronger than others and are able to say “No” and just walk away from the situation, they are still later taunted or pressured about the decision that they made. One's that are weak will later regret felling into the pressure. Emotions can also become very overwhelming; teens normally go through a lot of diversion with adults mainly their parent. It may not be that the child is just being rebellious, but that they have feelings that they feel nobody understands. This may cause teens to exclude themselves and keep all feelings and emotions towards adults and even any other issues that they may want to talk about to themselves to form what we call stress.

We may think of stressful events as unpleasant ones, such as losing a job or having difficulties at home or at school. Changes for the better can also cause stress, like a new baby, a wedding and a new house. Although, we wish we could get away from stressful situations or change them, most of the time we can't. What we can do is learn how to control our responses to those situations we can develop techniques that will reduce the effects of stress on our mental and physical health. Some signs of stress are: Headaches, Nervousness, Rashes, Stomachaches, Fast heartbeat, Perspiration, Lack of concentration, Forgetfulness, Drop in school performance, Carelessness, Bored, Anger

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