Stress in teenagers – and anyone – can be unpleasant, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Stress is the way your body responds to challenges and gets you ready to face them with attention, energy and strength.
When you feel you can cope with these challenges, stress gets you ready for action and gives you the motivation to get things done.
Everyone experiences stress. There’s nothing wrong with your teenage child if he’s stressed.
But stress can cause problems when it goes on for too long, or your child has more stress than he can cope with.