Mental Health

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They say that the mind is a terrible thing to waste. The mind is also a terrible thing to neglect. A neglected mind can have a very detrimental effect on the body and overall well-being of an individual. A young mind may be more susceptible to stress than a mature mind. After all, a child’s mind is still developing; we would not want anything hurting the development of a youngster’s mind!

I am not referring to regular everyday stress such as homework or getting into a disagreement. I am referring to emotional and physical stress that strains the mind and body. This type of stress is a detriment to an adult, let alone a young mind. This stress can be caused by abuse and neglect and is a scary thing for anyone to face.

One thing is certain, kids seem to react to stress without plainly telling us that they are stressed. As a parent, one of the biggest things you want is for your child to be better off than you were. We want to protect them from the same potentially debilitating stresses that we faced growing up. So how can we know if our children are stressed? The Stress Health team has tons of helpful information.

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One of the ways to identify if a child is at risk is to determine how many Adverse Childhood Experiences (“ACES”) they have endured. The Stress Health site advises and even quizzes you on ACES to make sure that you are prepared to identify and help not only your own but also other at-risk children.

Our children are our future; there is no doubt about that. Children need a healthy mind. We need to be their support. In order for them to be our future foundation, we need to be their present foundation. Visit the Stress Health website today and make sure that you have the tools to support a child in need. Remember, our goal is to make our children’s lives easier than ours were. Here are some helpful tools and an amazing place to start!



Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with, and any opinions expressed are my own. Resources and information shared in this post were provided by the Center for Youth Wellness.


  1. Great resource. It’s important to continue learning for the sake of our kids.

  2. It is hard to think that kids get stressed but important to know. Thanks for the information!

  3. Good info. I’m stressed and drained almost daily.

  4. Thanks so much for the great tips and pointers and for sharing this great and informative post.

  5. I have never heard of a name for this (ACES); very interesting article

  6. This is great information I love the photo of the little girl its so cute

  7. This is so important to think about!

  8. I never heard of “ACES” before. I shared the information with a caregiver who needs it. Thanks for the information .

  9. Some good infonmation. Thanks for posting it!

  10. Wow. I know kids get upset but never considered it was stress.

  11. Thanks for the very informative post.

  12. This is a really interesting post!

  13. Thank you for this. I wish I had internet as my kids were growing up. I could have educated myself and did more to protect them. Now I will put that effort forth for my grandchildren.

  14. Mental health awareness is so important!

  15. Very interesting article, I don’t have kids but I’ve definitely seen how stress affected various young family members.

  16. Good reminder that the little ones have stress too

  17. I believe that spending time outside admiring nature is one of the best ways to maintain mental – and physical health. Get the devices out of the kids’ hands and get them outside!

  18. This makes so much sense to someone whose only sibling, is and, has always reacted to stress differently since we were children.

  19. It really is true that long term stress can be so detrimental to kids’ wellbeing. I’m going to read the Stress Health website to stay up on this more.

  20. Thanks for sharing this enlightening info

  21. I don’t say special needs, I say special kids! 🙂

  22. Thanks for the information how stress affects health at a young age. Finding ways to reduce stress and to notice the signs of stress are both important. Those who are closest to the person can be sensitive to when things are a bit off and listen well to start heading them in the right direction while being a safe place to fall back on.

  23. this is great information. thanks! xoxo

  24. Glad to have found your blog, my Little has been having a hard time sleeping lately, I have some reading to do!

  25. I never thought about kids being stressed until i seen it first hand in my family. My niece would stress out about what she would hear my sister say she was stressed about this or that. We didn’t know she was stressing herself out until she was taken to the hospital due to extremely painful headaches. We advised her that use using the word STRESSED OUT was just a figure of speech and she should be worrying about the grown up issues that she overhears. We also no longer talk about things in front of her and she has since been headache free.

  26. Thank you for the information.

  27. Thanks for the chance!

  28. Such an important topic! Thank you for sharing the much needed information and tools!

  29. I am all about this. I do a lot of work with kids that have this.

  30. I will have to read up on this. My 7 year old is autistic and he seems so stressed sometimes. Thanks for the info.

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