Research + News | Topic: Stress
Aug 2, 2019
Stressed Teens Fret Over How Much To Relax During The Summer
For many teenagers, summer break has become a multiple-choice pressure cooker, when they must decide whether to: (a) rest and recharge, (b) work and make money, or (c) rack up activities that stand out on college applications. Read the article here.
May 28, 2019
The Unintended Consequences Of Academic Pressure
Where did academic pressure come from? Read the blog post from Tim Elmore here.
Nov 12, 2018
Why So Busy? Our Flawed College System Takes Toll On Families Years Before Tuition Is Due
Families jam their schedules and fret over finances to prepare their kids for college. But all this craziness comes at a cost to parents and children. Read the article here.
Aug 1, 2018
Doing It For The College Resume – Not a Great Idea
It’s great for teens to get involved in their communities. But in addition to excelling in school, many feel pressure to overload their schedules with extracurriculars in hopes of improving the odds they’ll be admitted to the college of their choice. Read the article here.
Aug 11, 2017
Georgia Professor Allows Stressed Out Students To Choose Their Own Grades
A professor at the University of Georgia will allow his fall semester students to pick their own grades in an effort to reduce the stress levels of his students. Read the article here.
Feb 15, 2017
A Good Night’s Sleep A Better Alternative To Teen Nap Clubs
A look at lack of sleep, teen naps clubs, and the pressures high schoolers face, especially the pressure of getting accepted to college. Read the article here.
Aug 31, 2016
Why College is a Risky Time for Students’ Mental Health
Dana hadn’t had any prior experiences with mental illness when her son Oliver went away to school at Kenyon College, but just three weeks into his freshman year he suffered from a mental break. Read the full article here.
Nov 25, 2015
ESPN takes a look at the life of Madison Holleran, a college student who, according to her Instagram account, seemed to have it all together. The truth was much different as she committed suicide in 2014.
Read the article here.
Jul 13, 2015
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.
Feb 12, 2015
College Students Report More Stress, Less Time to Socialize
College students report experiencing a lot of stress, due to things like academic pressure and finances, and also report having little time to hang out with friends. Read the article here.