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Teens are more affected by stress

March 3, 2010

By Kim Chan Ping Ting, Hang Seng School of Commerce

I would like to talk about the immense stress teenagers gets, which I think loads of adults tend to underestimate.

Teenage years are often regarded as golden years but in fact might it might be the opposite as pressure dominates. Teenagers face pressures from various aspects of their life, including family, friendship, academic results and dating.

When teenagers get stressed, it becomes disproportionated since teenagers do not have enough insight into life to stand back and relativise. They often find themselves lost and panic in the mess.

The need to balance stress and homework often makes them stress even more.

Adults should never look down on their problems. They should always give them and help them find their way out. This is how they will grow and learn to tackle obstacles in life.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Mark permalink
    March 10, 2010 10:48 pm

    Schoolwork definitely weighs on teenages’ mind and some of them are incapable and unwilling to tackle it. As we can perceive from the rising number of them taking drugs, youngsters are reluctant to resist the temptation to take drugs. After all the devastating results in school, they make up their mind and pick a road without a turnaround. By performing certain adverse behaviours, they can regain their satisfaction. Their acts are indeed a reflection of our society’s lack of concern. This provides a insight into the matter of whether we are providing enough psychological support or not. Social workers and peers, without a doubt, are playing important roles.

  2. Yvonne permalink
    March 4, 2010 8:55 pm

    it’s true that young people face loads of pressures today. but when we consider those faced by adults, i think we are much luckier. we do not need to worry about money. most teens are still under their parents’ protections. we should think positive and try our best to overcome hurdles ourselves at anytime.

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