Stress Ed?

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    http://www.mercurynews.com/education/ci_15099275?nclick_check=1

    While I do believe that kids today are under a great deal of stress, I challenge the results of this survey. The "stress" may or may not be school-related.

    What should schools do? Group therapy sessions? Individual counseling? Additional curriculum mandates? "Authentic Caring" :lol:?
     
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    I never understood how people get stressed over school. Of course in college I was always of the mindset that Id rather have a 3.2, stay social, and hang out with my fraternity brothers Friday through Sunday than have a 4.0, stay in my room every night, and do homework on the weekends. I can tell you what is stressful right now. Being a recent college graduate and trying to find gainful employment.

    Group therapy and counseling could help some but a guarantee that some of these kids are so fucked up they get stressed about being stressed.
     
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    those times in my life were the most stress free time ever. I guess school came easy for me and I didn't have to study that long nor take a long time to do my work, so that made it easy. I guess I also wasn't bullied also. But shit, go to school, and play sports all day once I got home. No job until 16. Summer's was sports all day. But I had good, middle class parents that treated me right, so another reason my life wasn't that stressful.
     
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    Heh......Pick the most stressful activity:

    A. 8 hours of sleep/day

    B. 8 hours of texting, watching TV, or playing video games/day

    C. 8 hours of school


    :eek:

    Your answer is "C?":confused:

    POOR BABIES!!!:(

    I'll tell ya what these kids need to do: have a job chopping wood that pays about $2/hr for 8 hours a day.

    Make 8 hours of school much less stressful.
     
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    I would first ask the question what stress they are having.

    social pressure - Are they stressing because they cant keep up with their friends? Too many people don't like them. To many people like them. Wrong clothes? Right parties?

    or curriculum pressure- Are they to smart or dumb.

     
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    I'll take a wild guess that few high school students, CERTAINLY LESS THAN 75% are pressured by their curriculum. Based on what I've seen, I'd guess this number is 5% (max).

    The other 70% are "pressured" by how many friends they have on facebook, how many nekkid pics of themselves they've posted, whose pot party they can go to during the weekend, whether or not they can display the Mexican Flag, and bring their Lesbian girlfriend to the prom.
     
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    i would let the kids know that now that they are getting older, shit in their life is going to get more and more stressful. i'd let them know that they are going to have to grow accustomed to the pressures of what they want requiring more and more of what they don't want to obtain it, and that being a pussy is not the remedy to the problem, rather, its the cause.
     
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    My point exactly.
     
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    You'd be fired.:lol:
     
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    I know its been a while, but in this economy... If you are still looking for work I found a site that suggests the highest paying entry level jobs. might be useful, or more useful for people who haven't graduated yet and should change their majors!
     
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