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The Demanding Pressure

Sleep sounds good right about now. (Harvard Medical School)
Sleep sounds good right about now. (Harvard Medical School)

Sometimes, the work can seem like it’s too much and the pressure can grow making it seem like the world is on a person’s shoulders. 

Teachers and parents try their best to understand a student’s life, but it’s hard when the work piles on. And even when it’s all finished, the work never seems to end. It keeps on coming. By junior year, students are already forming senioritis, but instead, it’s called junioritis. Then, there’s the planning too. The sudden urge to push the students in their direction, when most of them don’t even know what they are having for breakfast the next day. There’s all the college talk asking about which college the student wants to go to. And they answer because they have to, but it’s not where they want to end up most of the time. They can’t shoot for the stars and have the lives they dreamt of since they were kids because it’s not realistic.

Students are suffering with the amount of studies. (Swirlster-NDTV)

Teachers and parents try their best to know what’s going on, but as a kid/teen, the two worlds are very different from one another.

They forgot all about their struggles as teens because it was years behind them now. They don’t remember the itching senioritis that crept up on them and their grades constantly had to be perfect. And although they try to understand, the student still feels as though they aren’t listening. And the pressure just keeps on building. The teenage years are difficult. 

“Teens suffer from surges of hormones, combined with body changes, struggling to find an identity, pressures from friends, and a developing sense of independence,” stated NHS UK. 

Always wishing to sleep, but there’s always more work, and such little time. (Telegraph Indie)

All the planning, the college prep, and the not-so-perfect scores make it seem like the world is crumbling. The pressure keeps building. They all say that students and teens have it easy, especially nowadays with the internet. But then there are the disorders. ADHD, depression, anxiety, etc. Making it harder to focus every day. They are the monsters in the student’s minds. And most of the time, they can’t be stopped. These disorders (and many other things), can make students resent school. 

Some children struggle academically, and this makes them dread school,” states Kids ‘R’ Kids. 

Take a look at the student/students today. As much as they try to hide it, they are in tremendous pain and suffering. Of course, not everyone is like this, but a great student population is. Trying to be the best, taking college-level classes at just 16, being in as many extracurriculars as possible, just to look good on those college applications. And as fun as some of it may be, it can also be very stressful on young minds that haven’t fully developed. 

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