Research + News | Topic: Parental Pressure

Final Exams, College Essays, Family Pressures: Here Are 6 Ways To Help Your Teen Manage Stress

 

You may not be capable of making your teen’s stress magically vanish, but there are things you can do to make it more manageable. Read the article here.

 

The Unintended Consequences Of Academic Pressure

Where did academic pressure come from? Read the blog post from Tim Elmore here.

The Stigma Of Choosing Trade School Over College

When college is held up as the one true path to success, parents—especially highly educated ones—might worry when their children opt for vocational school instead. Read the article here.

Technology, Dating, College, Career: Here’s Why Today’s Teens Are The Most Anxious Ever

What can be done to overcome anxiety? And why parents may be contributing to the problem. Read the article here.

The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

“Ask your kids the question ‘Am I pushing you too hard?’ ” says Colleen Fawcett, Wilton Youth Services coordinator. Don’t just ask once, she says, ask it periodically and keep the line of communication open. Read the article here.

It’s Time To Tell Your Kids It Doesn’t Matter Where They Go To College

You don’t need to go to a highly selective college to have a successful and fulfilling life. Read the article here.

Parents Still Urging Teens To Choose Traditional Subjects Even Though Newer Degrees Are More Likely To Lead To A Job

Parents across the UK continue to encourage their children to pick traditional degree subjects, according to new research by the University of Derby.

Read the article here.

Push, Don’t Crush, the Students

An articles from The New York Times takes a look at the balance of pushing students to achieve and pushing them so far that the pressure crushes them.

Read the article here.

Suicide On Campus and the Pressure of Perfection

The number of undergraduates who commit suicide each year is 1,100.

Read the article here.

Kids of Helicopter Parents are Sputtering Out

Recent studies suggest that kids with overinvolved parents and rigidly structured childhoods suffer psychological blowback in college. Read the article here.