If your want to know what the future will look like you just have to look at what is occurring today. More children than ever noted before are growing up with the effects of childhood trauma. This trauma occurs in various situations such as invasive medical treatment, surgeries, car accidents and bullying. However, research findings continuously point to the vast number of childhood trauma, being a persistent trauma and resulting due to abuse occurring at home by a child’s parents. Over 3 million children in the United States are reported to authorities to investigate claims of abuse and neglect. Most of these claims remain substantiated and as a result the child continues to experience a second level of trauma which is either being removed from home, placed with a relative or the child being placed into foster care, as well as the continuous presence of state agency officials monitoring their school progress and home life. As a Psychologist it’s difficult to comprehend a system which feeds our children psychiatric medications to cope with their anxiety, lack of concentration, and their emotional out bursts as a result of this trauma. If parents at home can’t cope, it's easy to find yourself yelling, angry and upset in front of your child or in ear shot of your child. Be cautious if this is continuous, as you may be subjecting your child to an unhealthy environment, an unstable environment and potentially a traumatic environment. If a child is exposed to the breakdown of the parental relationship leading to divorce, or separation, the child will grow up in an environment where they may not not learn stability, trust in others and some may play this out throughout their life span in destructive self-sabotaging behaviors. Children are resilient, however, it's important we all watch our stress levels when we are around our children. The first steps to minimizing the trauma to children in our homes is learning how to manage our emotions and attain well being.