“Severe and chronic trauma (such as living with an alcoholic parent, or watching in terror as your mom gets beat up) causes toxic stress in kids. Toxic stress damages kid’s brains. When trauma launches kids into flight, fight or fright mode, they cannot learn. It is physiologically impossible.” John Medina
Read the entire article about a high school principal who changed the way his school disciplined kids and saw, as a result, shocking improvements in pretty much everything.
And then please pass on the link.