What is teenage stress?
Teenage stress: what is it? Stress in teenagers – and anyone – can be unpleasant, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Stress is the way your body responds to challenges and gets you ready to face them with attention, energy and strength. When you feel you can cope with these challenges, stress gets you ready for action and gives you the motivation to get things done. Everyone experiences stress. There’s nothing wrong with your teenage child if he’s stressed. Signs of teenage stress Signs of stress in teenagers can show up in their behaviour, emotions, body and thinking. Behaviour signsIf your child is stressed, you might see some changes in your child’s behaviour. not want to take part in activities she usually enjoys, refuse to go to school, or not do as well at schoolseem nervous or anxioussleep too little or too mucheat more ‘comfort food’ than usual, or eat lessdrink more caffeine products, or take over-the-counter painkillers, use alcohol or other drugs, or gamblebehave aggressively.
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