Scientific American Mind September 2012Stress Relief Can Be the Key to Success in SchoolStress may be silently sabotaging success in school. Its effects are especially potent for children in povertyBy Clancy Blair Stress can be toxic at any age. It rattles us when it strikes, shaking up our relationships and narrowing our focus. When it becomes chronic, it ravages our health. Physically, emotionally and intellectually, stress can drag us down.