Some twenty years ago an American doctor started some research into how difficulties when growing up would affect long term outcomes and the results have been shocking.
The ACEs study's results show that maltreatment and household dysfunction in childhood contribute to health problems decades later. These include chronic diseases—such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes—that are the most common causes of death and disability. It also shows a major impact on risk taking behaviours and other social issues.
Life throws all kinds of challenges at us. Starting a new school or job, exams or deadlines, moving house, problems at home, illness, bereavement, issues with friends, bullying…the list could go on. We can only do our best to manage these problems and issues without allowing it to completely stress us out and affect our well-being.
Crea8ing Careers - Foundations for the future.