Psychology research is clear that our childhood and early experiences can have a massive influence on our happiness and well-being later in life.
While most of this research has focused on how negative experiences can impact our mental health into adulthood (such as poverty, abuse, or neglect), a new study published in the scientific journal JAMA Pediatrics looked into how early positive experiences can influence mental health in a good way.
First, this article will review the key findings behind Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), then we’ll go into what the researchers found out about Positive Childhood Experiences (PCE).
Keep in mind that learning how our childhood influences our mental health can be an important part of self-awareness and better understanding our current situation. I’ve written before about the importance of paying attention to family patterns.
However, we don’t need to think of these patterns as set in stone – or that we are predestined to have…
This is only a snippet of a Self Improvement article written by Steven Handel
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