Stress is a normal part of development, and can even be helpful and motivating. Many teens, however, struggle with stress levels that interfere with everyday life. 60% feel stress, either from internal pressure (to be perfect or successful) or external pressure (from the expectations of others). Youth need to learn to give themselves grace – and it starts with the messages and modeling they get from us. Here are some resources to get you started: 

  • For practical tips and exercises for your teen, search “teens and stress” at
  • Help your teen understand and manage their stress through these steps:
  • Invite your teen to explore peace that comes through faith. Here’s a place to start:


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