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.