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My Teen Questions
By Kristen Johnson
My Teen Questions
There are a lot of reasons why teens can be stressed out.
– Teens can be very self-conscious and some don’t even like the
way they look. Others feel like they should look a certain way or
they try to dress how the celebrities and models do.
– A lot of teens get in relationships and sometimes they don’t
turn out so well. A break-up can really stress a teen out.
– Bullying is one of the most common reasons why teens are
stressed out. Either you’re too fat, too thin or something else and
that is hard on teens.
– Peer pressure is another reason why people get stressed
because some teens give in to it because they want to fit in.
– Teens can have problems at home. They can have family issues
or their parents are pressuring them too much.
– A teen can be stressed out and worried about friends.
Maybe they are worried about a friend that is hanging with the wrong
crowd, doing drugs or cutting themselves, which would really
cause a teen to stress.
– Some teens feel like they can’t be normal. Maybe they have
health issues, for example. Some can feel because of health
issues that they can’t do the same things as other teens can and
they get stressed out.
My Teen Solutions
Some people say when you get bullied, ignore it and it will go
away. But, that doesn’t always work. Sometimes you need to stand
up for yourself and having your friends around can help too.
When someone you know has a drug problem, the best thing to
do is confront the person about it. Drugs are very addictive, so
try to talk the person into getting some help and if that doesn’t
work, tell the person’s family. If someone says, “If you tell my
family, I’ll hate you” don’t let that stop you because although
they might hate you for a while they will thank you in the long
run. You could be saving someone’s life.
Being in a relationship can be a great experience, but break-ups
are hard to cope with sometimes. You just have to do your best
to move on. If he cheated on you or did something wrong,
then he’s not worth crying over, but I know it’s still hard not to
because when you love someone it’s hard to let them go. The
best thing to do is be with your family and friends and live your
life because there’s someone out there for everyone.
If you’re having family issues, the first thing you should do is
talk to your parents about what is stressing you out. If you don’t
tell them what’s stressing you out then they’re not going to be
able to help you solve the problem. If talking to them won’t
work maybe you should suggest some guidance counselling for
your family. Take control of the problem because if you don’t, it
probably won’t go away.
Peer pressure is a hard thing to deal with and some people give
In to it. If someone is trying to get you to do something, stop and
think about the consequences. Would you be putting your life
at risk? Could you get in a lot of trouble? Would you be putting
someone else’s life in danger? Would you be hurting yourself
or someone else?