Are you stressing out your child? | Inquirer Lifestyle: Though stress isn’t the sole cause of the seeming rising incidence in child disorder today, it is still something parents must be concerned about.
Even if your child caps your really bad day, take a step back and examine exactly how your own behavior affects the behavior, development and personality of your child.
David Code, in his book “Kids Pick Up On Everything: How Parental Stress Is Toxic To Kids,” concludes that a parent’s level of stress can severely affect a child’s development. Not only is the effect of chronic stress felt as early as when the baby is in his mother’s tummy, this is also where stress could be especially harmful.