6 thoughts on “Teenage Stress Levels.

  1. We teach our children to pick up after themselves when they live at home, but as the mother of 10+2, I always picked my battles:

    Brush the bottom sheet off and toss the top bed linens over the bed…like a dust cover. Period.

    Put the dirty clothes in the basket and hang your towel/face cloth to dry…and be careful about dripping water on the floor. Period.

    Rinse your breakfast things and just be careful not to scatter crumbs.

    Get out the door and get to school, because you can take an hour on the WEEKEND to do it thoroughly, but studies are the prioity.

    And my kids did not “fail” if the beds weren’t perfect or there was paper in the bin…though I drew the line at snack wrappers and crumbs: “sweep it, dump it!” The bottom line was, “I am not your maid, but I AM your mother! I’ll keep up the house during the week, but Saturday is your turn to clean!”

    It’s just smart to develop good, basic, cautionary housekeeping habits, even at 15 and especially in a dorm, but for it to reflect on grades and scores or a CV/resume’ seems a bit over the top.

    Just do your best and use the blog as a safe place to vent!

    1. That’s so nice!
      During my school days my mamma used to do the same with us. Being a mother makes a women best for her kids it sèems irrespective of country, language and religion etc. We continued it till my post graduation too, it has become my routine.
      Thanks for sharing your story πŸ™‚

      1. 😏 I hated responsibility when I was little, but I understood why it was necessary…my children were the same. When they flew from the nest most of them spent a year as a slob, then decided having a comfortable home for visitors was worth the effort!!πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

        I thoroughly enjoy your blog. I only wish I had more time to interact more regularly😳

        Have a lovely week, dear!

  2. The stress on kids these days is just ridiculous, it’s like we are putting them through an extreme survival course when very few jobs in their futures are going to have any where near the pressure. I went to a school meeting where they advised us that we shouldn’t have any family holidays or make demands on students because the workload for year 11 and 12 (Age 15-17) would be too high to allow for anything else. What are we trying to do?

    1. A good question and it is thought provoking! Yep! educational institution (not all) working to achieve higher marks so that they can shine their institution name everywhere.
      But in last few years in many places education has become student centered, teachers are pressurized to study educational psychology to understand the student more properly and deeply.

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