Stress and Worry:

When you’re a pre-teen or teenager you can have mood swings—that’s when a person’s feelings change quickly and might feel very intense—are a normal part of puberty. You might feel moody, crabby or even suddenly want to cry and then feel fine or happy. These mood swings are often caused by hormones, and they are totally normal while you’re going through puberty, sometimes it’s called “teen angst”.

Worry Says What?

Some journal prompts after reading “Worry Says What?”:

  • What are some of your worries? If it helps, categorize your worries into small worries and big worries
  • What are some effects of your worries? How do they make you feel in your body?
  • What are some strategies you use or could use to help you diffuse your worries?