Pamela Cantor, M.D. Discusses the Impact of Stress on Child Development in Video for Big Think and yes. every kid.
Turnaround for Children Founder and Senior Science Advisor, Pamela Cantor, M.D., was featured in a video by Big Think. The video was created in support of yes. every kid., “an initiative that aims to rethink education from the ground up by connecting innovators in a shared mission to conquer “one size fits all” education reform.” In the video, Dr. Cantor discusses the impact of stress on child development and the important role educators have in assuring students feel safe and supported when taking on new challenges.
“One of the things that’s incredibly interesting to think about around brain growth is the role of mild to moderate amounts of stress and challenge. That when things are hard, when children have to fail or be disappointed, these kinds of experiences are actually a stimulus in the positive sense to brain growth… The role of a good teacher, the role of a good parent is to make them feel safe enough to try and strong enough to weather a disappointment.”