Essay on The Struggles Of Teens By Frank Bruni

811 Words Apr 21st, 2016 4 Pages
The Struggles of Teens Frank Bruni stated, “There are several passages in the new book ‘Overloaded and Underprepared’ that fill me with sadness for American high school students, the most driven of whom are forever in search of a competitive edge. Some use stimulants like Adderall. Some cheat.” In the editorial, Frank has expressed teens are stressed out and are only getting the fraction of rest they really need. He believes at some point in a teenagers life enough is enough and at one point you are going to have to stop and take a breather. Frank also believes sleep deprivation is part of a teenagers stress. It was said about 55% of teenagers from ages of 13-17 were getting less than seven hours of sleep a night. Frank states technology is an issue keeping kids connected when it is time for bed, but he believes the real problem is panic. Panic sends children trying to keep up with high-achieving students. Also, Bruni finds a matter in letting kids find genuine passions and freedom to bounce back and let them learn from their mistake and to breathe.
Above all, Frank Bruni effectively conveyed his point and key ideas through his use of examples that relate to everyday life. It’s all over the news: teens are spending too much time with homework and stressing. According to some, it is becoming too much for some teens. Although, homework is designed to help students practice and build good study habits it can make them break down. Sleep deprivation is becoming a big matter…

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