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What Kind of Parent Am I? - Self-Surveys That Reveal the Impact of Toxic Stress and More - cover

What Kind of Parent Am I? - Self-Surveys That Reveal the Impact of Toxic Stress and More

Nicole Letourneau

Publisher: Dundurn

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Summary

Toxic stress can occur in any home, rich or poor, regardless of age, education, or walk of life. 
 
 

Research has shown that adaptive, supportive parents are the best
at insulating their children from all but the biggest catastrophes.
Exposure to “toxic stress” in childhood can cause depression,
alcoholism, obesity, violent behaviour, heart disease, and even
cancer in adulthood. Parents who are less sensitive or attentive
or who regularly misinterpret their children’s needs can let too
much stress trickle through, or even cause it in the first place,
which can carry on to the next generation. 
 


What Kind of Parent Am I? uses specially created surveys
to identify problem areas for parents. With recommended
resources and advice throughout, Dr. Letourneau informs and
empowers parents to deal directly with their unique risks and
challenges, helping them become the best parents they can be.

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