Cortisol Overload

Hello Parents,

I’ve just crawled out from under my bed with my dogs after a night of barking shenanigans.  Hope you had a fun day yesterday with few emotional meltdowns.

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The Attach Place
Center for Strengthening Relationships

Remember, fun can create the same neuro-cascade of adrenalin and cortisol as can scary or negative experiences.  To that end, on the day after bright lights and big excitement, it makes sense to tread lightly to allow for fatigue and repair from adrenal overload.  Eat lots of fresh foods, encourage hydration, and allow for active crash and bump activities every couple of hours.  Keep video games to zero when possible.

That’s a pretty good recipe for keeping lids on during the summer months.  Have fun, and then repair!

Love matters,


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