Does Parental Stress Have An Impact On Children?
- 6 Months ago
Stress can have a detrimental effect on children just as it does on adults. Parents tend to underestimate just how much stress their children experience and the impact their own stress has on their children (APA). Studies have shown that children as young as 8 years old are reporting that they experience emotional and physical health consequences often related with stress.
The author, David Code, in his book, "Kids Pick Up on Everything", has compiled evidence from a handful of labs around the world, which have suggested that a parent's level of chronic stress can seriously impact a child's development. It can also affect the developing brain all the way to the genes of your child during pregnancy.