Do you wonder how best to help your child cope with A Level stress ?
A levels can be an intense time. They bring huge amounts of study and increasingly complicated and focused work. They are a big investment of time and energy with potentially significant impact on a young person’s future.
Stressful? It certainly can be, that’s a lot of pressure for any of us and on young shoulders it can be a big weight.
Stress can be defined as:
‘…the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. Pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope.’ *
And, when you feel stressed, performance and wellbeing can be adversely affected so whilst a little bit of pressure can be motivating, stress is not.
Signs of stress can include:
- Disturbed sleeping
- Reduced appetite or over eating
- Muscle tension
- Social withdrawal
- Lack of concentration
- Drugs & Alcohol
- Excessive worry
- Missing deadlines, making mistakes
Everyone reacts to stress differently. What might feel intense but motivating to one person might feel just all too much for another. If you feel your teen is stressed and not coping there is a lot you can do to help.
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