TOXIC STRESS AND PARENTING
Parenting equals pressure. Kids are emotional sponges and our anxiety can be absorbed by them. We are an important buffer against stress becoming toxic for our children. Parents and children benefit when we learn simple approaches for managing our own stress. My Cribsheet colleague and I recently spent an evening with Dr. Marti Erickson and her daughter Erin (aka the Good Enough Moms at goodenoughmoms.com) and discussed this topic.
To find out what we learned from the Good Enough Moms about managing toxic stress, go to startribune.com/cribsheet.