Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Stress















http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/stress.html
As we learned in class, stress is a normal part of people's lives but continuous stress can lead to physical and mental harm. The three main types of stress are based upon routine, negative changes, and traumatic stress. Common symptoms of stress can include anger and irritability, depressed mood, or a common cold. Overall, this atricle was more of an eye opener to what stress is and the symptoms of low and high stress. After our discussion in class and information brought up in this article, what do you think causes teenagers the most stress and why? What could you do to lower your stress levels?

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  1. I believe the MOST common source of stress among teens is school and the inability to get enough sleep. Sure other common sources of stress can be peers, sports/ extracurriculars, and family, but from every teen I know, School is the most common source of stress. I believe school should start later and less homework should be assigned. Teens are up until around midnight doing their homework, then waking up at 6, if not earlier, to get ready for school. If less homework was assigned, students wouldn't be up so late trying to get it done and would be more focused on learning the material the next day. And if school started later, teens would be getting the necessary 9.25 hours of sleep instead of 6 hours in which they are getting now, resulting in less stress as well as a healthy mind and body.

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    1. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH MIA! School and extracurricular are so stressful. Although we enjoy our extracurricular activities, they still stress us out a lot. Teachers give too much homework after 6 hours of school. It's like they expect a student only has school in their life. Not only do school and extracurricular activities stress teens out, but family and friends as well. Family members put a lot of pressure on teens, especially parents. Teens get the pressure from their parents to get good grades, go to a good college, and to grow up just the way they want them to. Family members always expect them to be perfect and not make mistakes. Teens feel the need to please their friends and family. Teens just want to keep the people they love or care about in their lives happy. Another stressful factor for teens is pleasing society. Teens have the stress of "fitting in with the crowd" and being accepted. Most teens are trying to figure out who they are and where they fit in and it can be very stressful to do so. Schools should cut down work being done at home because it causes so much stress. All these factors mentioned stress some teens out so much that it can lead to suicide. Stress kills...

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    2. I definitely agree with Mia, school is such a stressful part of children's lives, I feel that the stress that surrounds school is much higher then any stress. The expectations that we are supposed to be meet are crazy and should be lowered and I also agree with the statement, that school should be moved back to a later time. I've read studies that state the human brain isn't ready to learn until a certain amount of sleep is meet and most kids do not reach that number

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  2. I agree with Mia, because I also believe that school is the most common source of stress. Teachers expect so much from us. We have to wake up early and go to bed late. We have a 6-8 hour school day, and depending on the day, about 2-5 hours of homework. I personally never waste time doing homework and I am still up until 11. Some people have to wake up at 6:00 to go to school, so seven hours of sleep is not healthy. The stress to do well in school and compete with other people to get into college is harsh on teenagers. Teachers should put less pressure on us so our stress levels can go down.

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    1. I agree with you because from what I have heard and personal experiences, school is what causes people the most stress. Between taking AP and regular classes, work, and sports every day, it can be hard to find the time to sit down and complete homework assignments. Not only does completing all our homework take a while to do, but also some of it is pointless assignments that cause extra stress. Senior year especially has the most added stress with college apps and making sure you continue to do well in school.

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  3. I think the leading cause of stress is not only school but the peer pressure from other people. We all know that tests, quizzes and projects are hard to keep up with already along with many hours of homework a week which is a lot to keep up with especially when you have other outside of school commitments. when it comes to peer pressure causing stress i feel that teens are faced with lots of stressful decisions that they need to make in order to "fit in" which is something they might not normally want to do. Even school can be seen as peer pressure when it comes to competition and such that it causes you to feel stressed.

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  4. Obviously, school causes teenagers the most stress. The stress of completing homework and worrying about colleges is a huge percent of most teenagers overall stress but a big part of it is also stress that comes from their friends and families. Teenagers may also have stress from their personal lives and what they are going through personally. Overall, people should try to remember that although things are stressful, everything will work out eventually.

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  5. I agree with Mia that the most common source of stress for teenagers is school and that less schoolwork should be assigned. Sometimes teachers and parents like to stress that teens tend to manage their time poorly and procrastinate their work. However, considering the fact that besides schoolwork, the majority of high schoolers also participate in various extracurricular activities, which take up a big chunk of our time as well. Not being able to manage our time well is not the single reason why we can't get enough sleep every night.

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