Today’s teens say they feel a lot of pressure to get good grades. Nearly half (44 percent) name that as their top worry. The next biggest worry is pressure to get into a good college (32 percent).
Social pressures aren’t as strong as some parents may think. Just 29 percent say the pressure to fit in socially is their biggest worry. Parents will be pleased to hear that pressure to use drugs and alcohol (19 percent) or to be sexually active (13 percent) is not as strongly felt.
Still, most teens (75 percent) say they’re happy most of the time. An even higher number (79 percent) say they feel cared about.
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