MISS O AND FRIENDS STRESS
Miss O's very own, Dr.
Swanson, put together some questions to help you
understand if you are stressed. Check it out!
- I worry about my friendships.
- My homework stresses me out.
- I get into trouble at home.
- My friends pressure me to do things I know
- Iím disappointed in my grades.
- My parents and I argue about things.
- Other kids tease me or spread rumors about
- I get into trouble at school.
- I feel like my parents are disappointed in
- I feel left out when Iím around other kids
- I have a hard time understanding things in
- I have too many activities after school.
a. Not usually b. Sometimes c. Often/ A lot d.
Count how many Aís, Bís, Cís and Dís youíve circled.
If youíve circled mostly Aís, you probably donít
feel too stressed out and most things in your life
are going well right now. You may not have a lot of
stressful situation in your life right now or it may
be that youíre handling things well (and before they
get out of control.) Good for you!
If youíve circle mostly Bís, you probably experience
a normal level of stress in most areas of your life
and can handle it fairly well. Youíll have to be
careful that stress doesnít get out of control in
any one area or that it doesnít keep you from
enjoying your life if things start to pile up. Keep
making good choices and surround yourself with
people who are good to you.
If youíve circled more than four Cís or Dís
(combined), you are feeling way too much stress! You
need some help to feel better and get things under
control Ė ask for help right away. Depending on what
is stressing you out the most (ex: friendships,
schoolwork, family issues) look for help from
someone who can really help you make some changes in
your life Ė friends can be good listeners and that
might be helpful but the type of help you need
requires an adult like a teacher, a counselor, a
parent. You donít have to handle it alone, and
youíll feel so much better when you get the help you