Four ACEs is not a winning hand – Billings Gazette

Billings Gazette

May 18, 2014 12:00 am  •  By TODD GARRISON

Sure, you can sit at a poker table and get pretty excited if you’re holding four aces. You’d probably bet a lot of money on what you think is a winning hand. If you did win, you’d be telling everyone you know how great it was to have four aces.

Well, it’s not always great to have four aces. Let me give you a new definition of what aces are: adverse childhood experiences. Child abuse, neglect, and exposure to other traumatic stressors are ACEs, and the more you have the worse it can be.


"Be Child Wise" Book & Workbook Now Available!

Learn tested and proven methods for raising happy, healthy kids in today's world.