by Katherine Reilly
Each year, September is literally a time which stresses teachers, parents and students alike, as it is the beginning of a new period in their lives in which all aforementioned parties must adjust to their newly assigned daily routines. Those lazy summer mornings are now a thing of the past; families try to keep up with their schedules, teachers are still trying to learn all their kids’ names and above all, everyone has to play their part for a productive school year to come to fruition.
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There’s no debating that childhood trauma seriously impacts how students learn. Researchers have tied stressful events such as divorces, deportations, neglect, sexual abuse and gun violence to behavioral problems, lower math and reading scores, and poor health. The latest research, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, finds that children who endure severe stress are more likely to suffer heart attacks and mental health disorders.
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By Adeshina Emmanuel