Stressed at young age!
17 Apr 07
I really they are and the parents are to blame for it at large and society in general . Parents associate their prestige to the rank or marks their child is able to attain in class . They are no more satisfied with good marks they usually want them to be no 1 . No as it goes that only one can be no. one , children are frustrated when they can not match up to parent's expectations . An appeal to the parents - What do you think you want your kids to be ? Should they be machines and live with only one purpose to compete and compete and compete till they have nothing left in them . Life is much more than this . Let them enjoy it . Guide them from time to time so that the ydo not lose their way . But do not dicate each and every part of their life . Leave the m to themselves , let them make their choices and choose their priorities . Let them play for life is nothing but dull without play .
• United States
28 May 07
There's nothing like parental pressure to make life more complicated that it needs to be. Often, I feel like my parents put more pressure on me than my friends! Why isn't it that schools teach about parental pressure when they emphasize peer pressure so much? The stress I'm under makes me feel about fifty years older, no joke. I agree wholeheartedly and I'd like to second the message to the parents out there. Keep in mind that your kids' lives can be crazy and harder than you may imagine it to be. They'll really appreciate it if you give them a break from time to time. Don't keep them on a leash, and do not use the whip as backup.
20 Apr 07
Young people are coming under all kinds of pressure these days whether it's from their schools, their families, their peers, the media, or a number of other things. Look at the recent school shootings for example. This is what stress is driving young people to do. It must be stopped!
• United States
28 May 07
HECK YES! I'm an IB (International Baccalaureate) student, and sometimes, I find myself missing out on the better points of life, all because of tests, grades, and the looming evil of college applications. Is there anyone else out there who's the same?
23 Apr 07
I think children are stressed more as time goes by...school curiculum becomes more demanding of their time and parents pressure their children especially if they see that they have potential to become GENIUSES and they forsee them as great FORTUNE MAKERS! as if they made children to be the answer to their poverty and other worldly problems: the end result? an unhappy childhood, a child with psychological problems, a child with very low tolerance to anger, a child who is over sensitive to criticism and prone to nervous breakdowns...i should know because I went all through that due to over pressure to excel in my studies