Huge news for the future of bullying! In the second chapter of The Bullying Antidote, we talk about the roots of the bullying dynamic in terms of an enormous study by Kaiser on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that proved a strong connection between childhood experience and adult health. (Get your ACE score today!)
Last summer, California’s Senate unanimously approved a resolution to reduce childhood stress.
“A state’s policies should consider the principles of brain development, the intimate connection between mental and physical health, the concepts of toxic stress, adverse childhood experiences, buffering relationships, and the roles of early intervention and investment in children…”
Should this resolution affect future policies, we expect to see a drop in bullying dynamics in the next generation.