Girls experience stress differently to boys
In general, girls report far more school related stress than do boys. They believe that to be successful they have to be extraordinary in every area of their lives: academic, social, extracurricular and appearance.
Whereas boys express their stress directly, girls keep their stress hidden.
Heightened worries about Appearance-body image, clothes and make up further exacerbate the daily stress of teen girls
Girls are 55% more likely than boys to say they pressured themselves to get good grades and do well at school.
Dealing with & managing stress in schools
'Good management is the key to managing the causes of school-related stress'.
Stress in the school class room is as big a factor in today's life as work related stress, so tackling it should be high on the agenda.
We all want our children to perform well at school and give them the best possible start in life, so correspondingly have high expectations of them. Couple this with the transition from childhood to adulthood, exams and relationships with friends and family and its easy to see why they suffer from both physical and emotional stress.
Tackling teenage stress requires a structured program that helps, not only to understand what stress is, but to also recognize the causes and signs of stress, and then put in place ways of dealing with and reducing that stress.
Our stress management program consists of an 6-8 week long course made up of one stress management lesson, and one Yoga class per week.
The lessons will consist of :
- What is stress?
- Key Reasons to manage school related stress
- How to recognise the signs of stress
- How to reduce stress both in and out of the classroom
- Guidance on the tools available to help reduce stress
- Relaxation, Breathing and Visualisation Exercises
- Time management
- Instruction on using Indian head massage to help de-stress each other.
The aim of the course is to give the children the tools to spot the signs of stress in themselves and their friends, and deal with it in a positive manner.
A high majority of teens believes that adults don't understand how stressed out they are. By giving them the training on how best to deal with stress we can help them concentrate on doing well at school and make the whole school experience more enjoyable and productive.