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The Lifelong Impact of “Toxic Stress” in Childhood

This is an absolutely amazing TED talk, with over 4 million views. It’s highly relevant for all parents and teachers, because having daily problems with school is creating “toxic stress” in our kids as per the ACEs approach.

What do you think, should “School Stress” be on the ACEs list as a potential cause of trauma?

This is quite a hard-hitting talk about the lifelong impacts of trauma on health, so it’s good to remember that when we can do something about it early on, it really makes a difference.

It’s also a useful reminder that we’re not being unreasonable as parents when we expect schools to take this seriously.

You can find more information on trauma and the ACEs approach on our Resources page.


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