“I felt so much pressure at school that I often felt like crying and screaming at the same time.”
“Stress at school doesn’t let up when you get older_the reasons for it just change.”
DO YOU feel that your parents just don’t understand how much stress you’re under at school? They might tell you that you don’t have a mortgage to pay off,a family to feed,or an employer to please. Likely,though,you feel that at school you face as much pressure as your parents do_ or more.
Just getting to and from school can be stressful.”Fights often broke out on the school bus.The driver would stop,and everyone would have to get off. We would all be delayed by half an hour or more.”
Does the stress let up once you arrive at school? Hardly! Perhaps you face the following:
* TEACHER-INDUCED STRESS.
“My teachers want me to excel and get the best grades possible,and I feel pressure to gain their approval.”
“Teachers push students to excel academically,especially if the student has some ability.”
“Even if you have worthwhile goals for your life,some teachers make you feel like dirt if you don’t pursue the academic goals that they think you should.”
How are you affected by teacher-induced stress?
* PEER-INDUCED STRESS.
“In high school,kids have more freedom and they’re more rebellious. If you don’t join them,they think you’re not cool.”
“On a daily basis,I face the the temptation to become involved in drinking and sex. Sometimes it’s hard to resist the desire to join in.__said Aaron.
“Now that I’m 12,the biggest stress for me is the pressure to date. Everyone at school says, ‘How long are you going to stay single?’ “__ Alexandria.
“I was pressure to go out with a boy. When I refused,I was labeled a lesbian. And that was when I was just ten years old!”__ Christa.
How are you affected by peer-induce stress?
* Other stress factors. Write in the one that does affects you most.In the Comment Box.
3.PARENTS’ HIGH EXPECTATIONS
4.LIVING UP TO YOUR OWN HIGH EXPECTATIONS
5.BULLYING OR SEXUAL HARASSMENT