Even positive events can create a degree of stress. The ability to evaluate stress levels and to develop coping skills increases for teens as they grow older and wiser. Often, it is not the situation that causes all the stress; it is the perception and belief about the situation. It is important to distinguish daily life hurdles from significant stress. Parents and teens often experience daily challenges that can cause stress.
Parents and Their Role in Teen Stress | How To Adult
Patti Neighmond. During the era that social media and smartphones has risen, depression and stress among young people has also risen. While these problems also increased among adults 26 and older, the increase was not nearly as large as among younger people. The study findings suggest a generational shift says psychologist Jean Twenge , with San Diego State University who headed the study and is author of the book iGen. To see a significant increase in negative psychological states "among our vulnerable population of teens and young adults is absolutely heartbreaking," she says. Twenge and her colleagues analyzed data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health , a government survey that tracks mental health and substance use in individuals age 12 and over in the U. They looked at survey responses from more than , adolescents ages 12 to 17 and almost , young adults ages 18 and over between and
Parents can phrase advice to their teens about coping with stress in ways that also help teenagers imagine the perspectives of others. Maria Fabrizio for NPR hide caption. It's difficult to have a teenager's mind.
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