Stress on the Brain
We can probably all agree that the human nervous system is not meant to endure continual stress. And, we’ve acknowledged that stressors on the modern student continue to grow.
A child’s brain is not completely matured to self-regulate until late teens; some argue later than that.
- Source: Mindful Schools -
Students and youth rely on adults and stable others for interactive regulation.
- Source: Arlene Montgomery, PhD., University of Texas at Austin -
So here’s the question: what role do we take, and how do we prepare our own nervous system when working with youth?