How Poverty Causes Harmful ‘Toxic Stress’ for Kids

Financial issues can cause stress for almost anyone, but have you ever considered the effect it has on kids? A large body of research shows that the stress of growing up in poverty can have long-term effects on children’s brains and cognitive development. They call it “toxic stress”, and have some ideas on how it can be prevented. In this article you’ll see the latest story from the continuing public media series “Chasing the Dream”, on handling stressful financial situations, and tips on preventing it from harming your children.

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