Lasting Effects of Toxic Stress on the Developing Child Estee Robinson Oklahoma State University Throughout life, both children and adults experience varying amounts of stress in their everyday lives. For the most part, this has been proven to be healthy and crucial in strengthening their response to such stimuli later in life.
Critical Analysis of the Article “Stress and The Brain” This analysis persists of key points, about The article “Stress and the brain by Janet Elder”. The author forged an excellent informative piece to educate the reader on the effects of stress on the brain. The author states that “Stress can be both good and bad. It is part of life, and your brain and body respond to it”. The author clarifies that, "Whether stress is harmful or helpful depends on the amount of stress, how severe it is, and how long it lasts".
How Stress Affects your Health Stress is a common health issue for the body and mind, but it can be managed if not avoid. Chronic Stress can affect the body negatively in many ways. Chronic stress causes wear and tear on your body. It can also make existing problems worse. Chronic
The article mainly discusses how Thompson is researching how stress can affect a children’s developing for both for good or for worse; both neurologically and biologically. But he also discusses how the chronic stress that children undergoes can be moderated or even reversed because the child’s brain is still developing. He focuses on kids who either: live in poverty, witness domestic violence, live in foster care, are abused or neglected, etc. to see how resources provided to children and stress can threaten a child’s development. Thompson argues that children are designed to rely on their early experiences to help shape themselves to become healthy or maladaptive. He divides his article in several sections each giving different information on development biology, stress, and developmental plasticity. Each section then ties to how it can contribute to a developing child.
The different effects that it does have, depends on how much stress one carries. Stress can come from many things, and it can affect teenagers as well as adults. Finals, tests, presentations, low grades all aspects of school really, or even social situations cause stress for a lot of teens. Just as well as meetings, deadlines, money, personal health issues, responsibilities of family, and day to day obligations cause stress on adults, and not the healthy kind. Stress can truly rule a person if allowed, which can and will lead to health problems if allowed, and it’s utterly exhausting and overwhelming mentally. Chronic stress is not some small problem, it affects everyone negatively, to the point of not only their mental health and messy emotions, but physical health as well. According to the American Psychological Association, 47% of people in the United States say that they are concerned with the amount of stress in their lives. Stress is not something though, that can’t be change, can’t be dealt with, and can’t be defeated. In fact, it’s the very opposite of that. Everyone has a power within themselves to make a change, especially when that change can become the difference between life or death. It’s not easy dealing with stress, but overtime, and with determination it can be conquered or “tamed”. One way to start is by having “Self- Compassion”, cut yourself some slack, because studies say
According to Naviaux’s, during early brain development it triggers the chronic danger response when an individual is experiencing stress. He proposes that a stress can came from an environmental influence, genetic problem, or both. “When the brain cells stop talking, so do children,” he
Chronic stress is defined as high stress that continues over time (Jensen, 2009). Children from low income families have a higher risk of acute and chronic stress, more than their peers from middle of high income families. Chronic stress is more common and exerts a more relentless influence on children's day-today lives (Jensen, 2009). Research findings from Almedia et al., (2005) proposes that children living in poverty experience significantly greater chronic stress than do their more affluent counterparts (Jensen, 2009). Chronic stress influences a devastating influence on children’s physical, emotional, and cognitive functioning. It affects their brain development, academic success, and social competence (Jensen, 2009). According to Jensen (2009) students who experience chronic stress may lack crucial coping skills and experience significant behavioral and academic problems in
As a parent, you are the one who can assist your child to develop strategies to tackle the stress. Always assure your child that
According to our textbook, a young child who experiences an excess amount of stress (intense or prolonged) may come with a higher risk of destroying part of the hippocampus. In fact, excess stress may come with the risks of developing negative mental side effects later on in life, such as major depression and PTSD. In an interesting twist, stress in varying amount may be good, when accompanied by something to regulate it, such as an adult. Something noted in an experiment is that children who experienced more stress during a traumatic event, in this case a fire alarm being triggered, remembered more. More so, those who were asked about the event under less stress (a nicer interviewer) remembered more compared to those asked by a less friendly
An article was written by Tan-Zubiri (2014) entitled "Why children are stressed out-I'm guilty of over-scheduling my girl, too! " Point out that children today are living much more stressful lives than their parents, it also points out that over-scheduling, not getting enough sleep, daily activities, and challenges, and overstimulation are the leading causes of stress. It also discussed that "Children must be taught to listen to their bodies and emotions and to understand the psychology of stress. This is important for them to learn how far they can go and when to sit back and give themselves a break. " Prepare them to organize their self and learn how to deal with stress without complaining and blaming bad behavior on
Stress and Temperament Go Hand and Hand The article/study, Temperament Moderates Association Between Exposure to Stress and Children’s Externalizing Problems, by Alice C. Schermerhorn, John E. Bates, and Jackson A. Goodnight of Indiana University, Jennifer E. Lansford and Kenneth A. Dodge of Duke University, and Gregory S. Pettit of Auburn
Childhood stress is something that can be very real for so many children. At times there can be a source of the stress (abuse or a disability), a traumatic even (natural disaster or illness), and at times it can be just something a child is going through. Whatever the reason is behind stress, it is important to be aware of how to manage and recognize stress in your students so that you can attend to their needs when specific stressors may happen. The article that I found addresses many aspects about student stress, including how children react to stress.
In the first few months of life, the sole purpose of any child’s behaviour is to survive. This, more often than not, results in actions that reduce the risk of harm and increase the chances of longevity. Of these behaviours, some argue that the most influential is attachment behaviour. “Attachment behaviour is any form of behaviour that results in a person attaining or maintaining proximity to some other clearly identified individual who is conceived as better able to cope with the world”(Bowlby, 1982). Therefore, children will make an effort to stay close to and under the protection of their primary caregiver. According to Webster, “through interactions with their primary caregiver, the child develops expectations and understandings about the workings of relationships. These mental representations of relationships become internalized to the degree that they influence feelings, thought and behaviour automatically and unconsciously” (1999, p.6). Moreover, the response of the identified individual plays a huge role in the child’s perception of the outside world. If the caregiver responds to the child’s needs in a caring and protective manner, the child will feel safe and comfortable in his or her surroundings. If, on the other hand, the caregiver is often emotionally and/or physically unavailable, the child is likely to
Stress is also linked low fertility in one’s reproductive organs, and can cause problems during pregnancy or one’s menstrual cycle (www.everydayhealth.com). This happens when one is overwhelmed with the stress he or she is going through in their lives. No one person is the same, meaning stressors as well as stress levels differ for each individual. This is why it is hard for scientists to reach the core because it is a subjective sensation related with a variety of symptoms that differ for each of us. Because of this, stress is not always a synonym for distress. Situations like a steep roller coaster ride that cause fear and anxiety for some can prove highly pleasurable for others (www.stress.org). Each person also responds to stress differently. There are numerous physical as well as emotional responses to stress. Stress can cause an ocean of different emotions that are often times unpredictable. It can have wide ranging effects on people’s emotions, mood and behavior (www.stress.org). Stress has said to have been America’s number one leading health problem. It has been shown that stress levels have escalated in children, teenagers, college students and the elderly for reasons that of which have lead to: increased crime, violence, and other threats to personal safety; pernicious peer pressures that lead to substance abuse and other unhealthy life style habits; social isolation and loneliness; the erosion of family and religious
Stress (spring 1997) At one time or another, most people experience stress. The term stress has been used to describe a variety of negative feelings and reactions that accompany threatening or challenging situations. However, not all stress reactions are negative. A certain amount of stress is actually necessary for survival. For example, birth is one of the most stressful experiences of life. The high level of hormones released during birth, which are also involved in the stress response, are believed to prepare the newborn infant for adaptation to the challenges of life outside the womb. These biological responses to stress make the newborn more alert promoting the bonding process and, by extension, the child's physical survival.