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Helping Children Cope With Stress

Smita Malhotra

The Washington Post

Jun 12, 2018

"Several subsequent studies showed how different types of childhood traumas (or toxic stress) can rewire a child’s brain. Children who have experienced toxic stress live a majority of their lives in the body’s activated ‘fight or flight’ mode. Because of this, their brains are overloaded with stress hormones and they cannot focus on learning, causing them to fall behind in school."