Questions to Help Students Cope With Everyday Stress

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Stress is the reality of life but when it comes to students nobody knows how to talk to them or try to cope with their issues. Students are to be seen working on different tasks simultaneously like doing a job, studying in high school, and then after work things. All these tasks when combined and are supposed to be done on daily basis make a stressful life.

Students sometimes feel overburdened that they don’t get enough time to think and solve everything out this is why by just keeping on thinking they end up being stressed every day and don’t find any solution to cope with it. For this, the following are some questions that both psychologists and educators can ask to help students to cope with everyday stress.

What is causing this stress?

Educators can be beneficial for students in this regard. They can observe the students keenly in the class and then ask out accordingly. Starting with “what is going on, what is causing this much stress?” is something that will help the student recognize the main issue. Once they identify the source, it is easy for them to think about the solutions.

Do I need to ask for help?

Asking for help is not a sin but an act that everyone should do to get out of the stress; this is something that we need to make the students understand. Gradually ask questions, don’t just flood them with tens of questions.

Ask if they have a supportive adult whom they can easily trust. If they don’t have one, show them your presence. Tell them asking these sorts of questions is pretty normal and that I need help, I am feeling a bit low I want to talk to you or I want a piece of advice from you.

What is the small step to take to feel better?

Students often feel stressed by not knowing where they are heading. They want to achieve so many things but don’t know how to break down their goals into different steps. Know that it takes time to get to the single step once you are done only then move to the second.

Taking small steps is not a shame but it allows us to work efficiently, this is what they need to know. Identify the endpoint and then start working accordingly. This is what we need to make the students understand.

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Derek Schuelein

Derek Schuelein is a passionate high school educator and principal for high schools in the U.S.

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