Like adults, teens can get stressed out without knowing it’s happening. One minute all is well, and then things start to back up. They get behind in homework, projects are due all at once, a team goes to nationals, the family faces a crisis or a romantic partner breaks up with them—there’s no end to what can go wrong.
However, unlike adults, teens may not have experienced this new level of stress. Many teens may not realize how much these events affect their behavior. Below are some tips to help you and your teen identify signs of—and cope with—stress in everyday life.