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January 14, 2010

MILD STRESS MAY BE GOOD FOR KIDS

Scientific Blogging - A new paper by Katz et al, "Prefrontal Plasticity and Stress Inoculation-Induced Resilience", shows how exposure to mild stress as a young child can actually alter the brain in ways that make us better equipped to handle future stress as adults. Parents may feel that by preventing their child from encountering any and all potential hardship they are helping to preserve their emotional well-being, but going through a little stress and encouraging them to cope with it effectively will benefit them far more when it comes to being a more resilient, independent, and emotionally stable adult. . . The abstract states: " Coping with mild early life stress tends to make subsequent coping efforts more effective and therefore more likely to be used as a means of arousal regulation and resilience."

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Anonymous schooled with a strap right across my back said...

Or as Mick Jagger says in Jumpin' Jack Flash,'but it's allllright, in fact it's a gas..."

January 15, 2010 4:24 PM  

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