Is there too much pressure on teenagers nowadays?

April 1, 2009 5:03pm CST
I've just started college and i've just come to terms on how much pressure is placed upon us students. First of all, the major impact we have on our lives, is education. Without education, we will have no qualifications which is essential for future careers. Although it is extremely important, teachers, parents and other adults seem to give us the impression that without putting all our focus on education, we won't be successful in life. For example, during high school, between the ages of 12 and 16, we had exams and coursework throughout, often distracting us from social interaction in and outside of college. Growing up, teenagers often worry about relationships - either between friends, family or your boyrfriend and girlfriend. When puberty kics in, you are bound to decide what is right and wrong and what to do or not to do. Peer pressure also adds to this as no matter how much you disagree, you are always in competition with one another. Srry for rambling, it's just something i have been thinking about recently and would like to hear your thoughts on the matter as i'm sure there's plenty more to discuss aha.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
1 Apr 09
I think all through time teenagers have had pressures in one way or another, when I was a tennager the biggest thing was whether you let a bot kiss you on the first date, not a big thing by todays standards but it was big then...I just think it is a time of reform in ones life and there will always be pressure...and today things are very serious in many areas....
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
1 Apr 09
ooops iots a bit early for me...that should have been to let a boy kiss you...hahahahahah
• United States
4 Apr 09
Teenagers do deal with a lot. It scary to think one day my daughter will be one herself. I think all we can do is teach them well about these pressures and teach them to make responsible choices. Everyone makes mistakes but maybe by educating them they choices they make will lead them to a better life and help them deal with these pressures. I think it also important to let your kids know they can always talk to you no matter what.