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An introduction to the issue of stress among the teenagers in todays society

Sound like an exaggeration?

Despite the fact that I am often prone to hyperbole, consider this: Adolescence has always been a tricky developmental period defined by fundamental, yet somewhat difficult changes physical, cognitiveand social experienced by teens as they make their way from childhood toward adulthood. They are no longer children, but not yet adults, and this series of transitions not only has an impact on the individual experiencing the transitions, but also on parentspeers, and society as a whole.

Adolescence has always been an awkward stage where teens struggle to build their own identityseek autonomy, and learn about intimacy and sexuality in relationships.

  • Adolescence has always been an awkward stage where teens struggle to build their own identity , seek autonomy, and learn about intimacy and sexuality in relationships;
  • Living in poverty, or being in an abusive home, for example;
  • Due to varying pressures around school, work, families, relationships, social media, and the seemingly endless series of transitions involved in simply being an adolescent, teens today are indeed under more stress than ever before.

These things all cause a certain level of angst, but they are not really new. What is new is the environment that we live in, and it is this fast-paced, perpetually plugged-in society that sets the tone for the messages and expectations that teens receive every day. Due to varying pressures around school, work, families, relationships, social media, and the seemingly endless series of transitions involved in simply being an adolescent, teens today are indeed under more stress than ever before.

Stress: a social issue

There are certain contexts that inevitably make being a teen even more difficult. Living in poverty, or being in an abusive home, for example. Failure has somehow gone from being viewed as a learning opportunity to being clearly unacceptable. This puts even more pressure on teens.

  • We, as parents of teens, must communicate;
  • Due to varying pressures around school, work, families, relationships, social media, and the seemingly endless series of transitions involved in simply being an adolescent, teens today are indeed under more stress than ever before;
  • If we allow our children to fall, they can learn from their mistakes called natural consequences and pick themselves back up;
  • Our teens also need unconditional love, acceptance, and support, and we should be explicit in communicating this to them.

So, the pressure is always on to be cute, clever, sexy, smart, popular, etc. What can Parents do?

  1. What is new is the environment that we live in, and it is this fast-paced, perpetually plugged-in society that sets the tone for the messages and expectations that teens receive every day.
  2. What is new is the environment that we live in, and it is this fast-paced, perpetually plugged-in society that sets the tone for the messages and expectations that teens receive every day. These things all cause a certain level of angst, but they are not really new.
  3. There are certain contexts that inevitably make being a teen even more difficult.
  4. As parents, we should take our own advice and talk to our teens about expectations, goals , and ask teens about that they think, what they want, and how they feel.
  5. Failure has somehow gone from being viewed as a learning opportunity to being clearly unacceptable. Our teens also need unconditional love, acceptance, and support, and we should be explicit in communicating this to them.

We, as parents of teens, must communicate. As parents, we should take our own advice and talk to our teens about expectations, goalsand ask teens about that they think, what they want, and how they feel.

This, of course, means that we should also be prepared to listen.

Our teens also need unconditional love, acceptance, and support, and we should be explicit in communicating this to them. We often assume that they know this and they probably dobut they really need to hear it. If we allow our children to fall, they can learn from their mistakes called natural consequences and pick themselves back up.