Article & Images Submitted by GC Leaders: Emma Engle, Emma Dickinson and Paige Ross & Their Girls Club Workshop ATTENDEES: Amelia Cornwell, (Top) Ruby Kitzmiller, & Megan Gardyan (Bottom)
Live a Happy Life 10 Ways to live a happy and heathy life 1) Taking a walk 2) Coloring or drawing 3) Doing a hobby 4) Being outdoors 5) Exercise or yoga 6) Playing with animals or pets 7) Eating healthy 8) Relaxing 9) Reading 10) Being around family and friends
A teenager sits in a classroom waiting to be called up in front of tons of their classmates for a presentation. Their stomach is turning, and bad thoughts are going through their head. These feelings are all caused by anxiety. Teens that struggle with anxiety feel stress about school and their social lives. But, it is important to know what anxiety is before learning how it affects teens.
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a mental disorder that people of all ages can have. This disorder can come out of nowhere and make a person feel stressed or scared. There are six types of anxiety that can have different effects on a person. However, two of the six typically affect teens. One type of anxiety that typically affects teens is, social anxiety disorder. This type of anxiety can make someone avoid certain social situations because of an excessive fear. Another type of anxiety that usually effects teens is, generalized anxiety. Generalized anxiety causes someone to worry about events in an everyday life. Anxiety can affect teens because it can change the way they act and think, one example of this is, how teens may stress about school.
Stress About School
One way that anxiety effects teens is, causing stress about school. Teens may be worrying about or dreading a quiz or a test because they feel that they are going to fail, or they are not prepared. More commonly, they may have nervous feelings. These types of feelings and stress can be caused by generalized anxiety. " Anxiety is a feeling of worry or fear in response to stress," says Maddie Spalding, author of 12 Tips for Managing Stress and Anxiety. For example, some of this stress can come from having to present in front of a class or group of people. Again, this could make a teen have nervous feelings. Also, teenagers have a lot to handle such as, school, jobs, homework, and big expectations from adults. Generalized anxiety accompanied by being scared, nervous or being stressed about school, is one way how anxiety can affect teens. Not only can anxiety affect teens through stress about school, but it can also affect how they react in social situations.
Another way anxiety can impact teens is by changing how they react in social situations. This type of anxiety is called, social anxiety disorder. For some people, they don’t like to go in public because of a fear that someone will judge them on the way they look. Also, negative posts or comments on social media can cause this type of anxiety. Too add on, bullying or trying to fit in with a group can cause social anxiety disorder. This type of anxiety is common for teens, and others, to experience. "Social anxiety disorder affects an estimated ten million Americans and is the third most common psychiatric illness after depression and alcoholism," says the American Psychiatric Association. Social anxiety disorder can change the way someone reacts and thinks in a situation. But, this can be helpful sometimes because it can make a teen avoid or sense a dangerous or bad situation. However, this anxiety becomes a problem when it reacts to no danger. To conclude, anxiety can have negative, yet some positive effects on teens.
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Today our youngest members share what they love about our leadership programs and advice for new girls.
Our programs for our 4th quarter of the '17-18 school year include Leaders (Grades 5-7), Fashionistas (Grades 6-12), Media (Grades 8-12) and Models (Grades 4-12). If one of these sounds like we can help you meet your goals....
My Style by Paige Ross | Issue One of iTi STYLE Magazine
I would describe my style as comfortable, colorful, and trendy. I do not like to shop by brand names, rather I look in many different stores for items that interest me. Although, if I had to name my favorite stores, I would choose H&M, Hollister, and Target. Most importantly, I prefer my clothes to be comfortable. For example, I like Under Armour and Nike because they design clothes that are loose fitting. These brands offer t-shirts, sweatshirts, and shorts that are simple and are not covered in busy words and patterns. You would most likely find me wearing comfortable and casual clothes to school. I even get comfortable down to my feet by wearing slides, flip flops, and sneakers.
Although I wear black and white every now and then, I prefer my clothes to be colorful. Some of my favorite colors include blue, pink, and purple. Wearing bright colors puts me in a good mood when it is raining or I am feeling tired. It is never a bad idea to mix and match colors, but I don’t get too crazy. I even make sure that my make-up has a pop of color to go with my outfit.
When I think of trendy, I think of items that follow what is currently popular with a lot of people. Some trendy clothes that you can find in my closet are t-shirt dresses and anything that contains the brand names Pink, Hollister, or American Eagle. Accessorizing your outfits with a choker or a pair of sunglasses can also put you in the trendy category. Another trend that I like is putting my hair in a messy bun or giving my long hair some loose curls. My style is unique from others, mainly due to my petite frame.My size limits the selection of items from my mature style preferences and forces me to get creative to achieve the look that I desire. I have learned that it is still possible to get items that are comfortable, colorful, and trendy no matter what size you are.
The First Issue of iTi STYLE was released on November 21, 2017
The first issue of iTi STYLE features 12 year old Paige Ross on the cover, Paige not only was a co-founder and an instigator of why this magazine should be started for tweens and teens to share their styles, but she was the first to get an article in. She also encouraged others on her Fashionistas team to get theirs in to make sure there was enough content for it to go to print.
Paige signed up as a model for the 2017 Inspiring Teens Fall Fashion Show where this magazine was released and was called out to be surprised with this information - since she had no idea!
Image of Paige Ross with Inspiring Teens owner Leslie Conway taken by Katelynn Robertson
Steps for teens looking to share their styles and be featured in iTi STYLE
It's easy to be featured in iTi STYLE - just book a photo shoot through our studio to start the process. We love all things teen style and want to share this possibility with other teens who do as well!