What Kind of Parent Am I? - Dundurn

What Kind of Parent Am I?

Self-Surveys That Reveal the Impact of Toxic Stress and More

Published June 2018


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 bestat 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 evencancer in adulthood. Parents who are less sensitive or attentiveor who regularly misinterpret their children’s needs can let toomuch 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 surveysto identify problem areas for parents. With recommendedresources and advice throughout, Dr. Letourneau informs andempowers parents to deal directly with their unique risks andchallenges, helping them become the best parents they can be.



Dr. Nicole Letourneau

Dr. Nicole Letourneau is a research chair in parent–infant mental health at the University of Calgary. Her research has been featured in the Globe and Mail and Huffington Post and on CTV News, Global News, and the CBC. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.

Book Details

June 2018
5x8 in
224 pp
June 2018
224 pp