Despite our very best efforts, and for a variety of different reasons ranging for genetic makeup to a difficult life experience, some teens stress. STRESS: We all live with it. Stress is a normal reaction to the kinds of pressures we encounter every day. Unchecked or out of balance, stress can play havoc in a your teen’s mental health. So which is it? Everyday worries or high stress? The signs aren’t easy to read and are different for every child, but here’s a quick quide to help you prevent stress from taking over your child’s life.