LETOURNEAU, JOSCHKO: Supports children receive in infancy have a profound influence on their intellectual and social development
A strong parent-child relationship mitigates any negative effects.
Prolonged exposure to toxic stress linked to depression, heart disease, diabetes and alcoholism.
The loss of close family connections has not been good for children – or parents.
Children who have loving, engaged caregivers are better off than those who don’t.
It can affect dads and other children too
Why pre-natal care and family-focused policies are good for everyone
The really toxic part of ‘toxic stress’ isn’t the stress at all. It’s stress without a supportive caregiver present to mitigate it