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49. Distress or de-stress?

It might be hard to believe, looking at your teenager as she lies slumped on the sofa – but she is subject to an immense amount of stress.

Give your teens an invaluable lesson that will last a lifetime, by helping them to develop strategies to cope with stress – starting with the adult responsibilities that land on teenage shoulders.

Teenagers, in the same way as adults, experience stress everyday. Apart from general large scale sources of stress, such as divorce of parents, illness, bereavement and moving house, teenagers have specific areas that cause immense stress – and they occur largely because they are teenagers.

School or college may be a source of stress, especially around exam time. You can unwittingly ...

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