Although they are constantly in danger, children who live in dangerous, neglectful, or abusive homes nevertheless have to study and develop. This is possible for kids because they learn to live with the constant anxiety they feel, but it has lasting effects on their maturation. Stress has a profound effect on the growing brain. The first six years of life are when the human brain develops the greatest, with 75% of its overall growth occurring at this time (Eliot, 2000).
Constantly being on edge and ready to fight or flee may take a toll on a person's health over time. Consistently