The Trouble with Kids Today


It’s Spring Break, which means girls are probably behaving badly.

And it probably involves drinking, possibly lifting their tops, and could go downhill from there.  It probably involves boys.

Teenagers and their behavior over Spring Break has become the stuff of legend, vulgar DVD’s, and parents’ nightmares.

What separates today’s kids from their parents’ behavior at a similar age?  Stress, according to Family Counselor Lori Vann.

“Based on experience, from not only what I see in my clinic but speaking with other professionals, today’s teenagers are significantly more stressed out than previous generations,” she tells KTRH News.

We done repeated stories about the unprecedented stress technology has introduced into the life of young people, and in the worst instances, they direct their anger at themselves.

“Any mistake you make can be all over social media in a heartbeat.  Self-injury cases have increased on average by 8.4% every year,” says Vann.

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among people aged 15 to 24.  A teen takes their life every 100.  20% of teenagers experience before adulthood.


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