Top 4 Causes of Teen Stress

Teens are under a lot of pressure to do well in school, manage a social life and spend time with family. Making schedules and prioritizing what’s important will help manage stress and free time in your busy life.


Academic performance is the top stressor for adolescents—teens face a lot of pressure to maintain good grades, impress their parents, and make it into their top college choices. Manage school stress by creating a study and prioritizing assignments. Making room for breaks and time for fun will help boost productivity.

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Familial stress means something different to each teen; Maybe your parents just got a divorce or you’re in a fight with your sibling. Whatever it may be, it is important to keep the doors of communication open in your home and spend quality time with your family.

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Teens have packed schedules and lots of people (parents, teachers and friends) have high expectations for them. Finding time to juggle homework, family and relationships is a huge stressor, but with the right prioritization, you can find the time needed to fit in everything that is most important in your life.

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Social Life

Teens are social butterflies, fluttering between friends, groups and clubs. It can become overwhelming trying to manage a social life, especially on top of all the other responsibilities teen life holds. If you’re finding it hard to make time for friends, try combining activities. For example, get a bunch of friends together for a study group or recruit your buddies to your soccer team.

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