Even in early childhood, kids quickly learn and adapt specific ways to cope, make sense of the world, and gain attention and approval. Children are exposed to conditions, situations, messages, and role models that implant powerful messages about who they are, what the world is all about, what’s expected fro them, and what they can expect from others. This exposure is highly impactful and can profoundly alter the course of a child’s spirit, perspective, and belief systems. Though these experiences are sometimes overtly traumatic and easily identifiable, far more often they are subtle, run-of-the-mill occurrences in which kids misinterpret, draw false conclusions, and personalize things that have nothing to do with them. It happens all the time, and kids are highly imprinted by messages, circumstances, and events such as these.