Our high school kids: tired, stressed and bored

Our high school kids: tired, stressed and bored

USA Today ~ October 23, 2015 | When they’re at school, the kids are decidedly not all right. New survey findings suggest that when asked how they feel during the school day, USA high school students consistently invoke three key feelings: “tired,” “stressed” and “bored.”  The researcher who led the study warns that such negative feelings can influence young people’s attention, memory, decision making, school performance and social lives.

“It’s hard to concentrate and it’s hard to do well in school if your brain is having a stressed response,” said Marc Brackett, a researcher in the Yale University Department of Psychology and director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

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