Parenting Under Stress

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Trafford Publishing, Oct 1, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 146 pages
This book is intended to raise parents awareness of stress they and their children go through as they face the pressures of modern life. When parents become aware of these pressures they can deal with them, model a positive attitude to their children, and help children express and manage their emotions in order to ensure a healthier development of children and a better relationship in the family. The book is divided into four chapters: Chapter 1 explores sources of stress in modern life while Chapter 2 demonstrates how stress impacts parenting through the elements: academic pressure, extracurricular activities, and toys. Chapter 3 lays out the intellectual, emotional, physical and social symptoms suffered by children of stressed-out parents. Ways out of the rat race are portrayed in Chapter 4.

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About the Author Dr. Maha Broum is a parent of two children, and an educator for more than 30 years. She had her initial teacher training in Lebanon, pursued her Masters of Science in Educational Administration and Supervision from University of Tennessee, and her Ph.D. in Administrative and Policy Studies in Education from University of Pittsburgh. She is a learner for life and has enrolled in a number of continuing education courses in University of Toronto. Dr. Broum taught at elementary and secondary public schools in Lebanon before coming to the United States to continue her education. After earning her Ph. D. she held leadership positions in highly recognized academic institutions and taught at the university level in Lebanon. She is a member of a number of provincial, national and international professional organizations, has written articles that appeared in alternative magazines, and has presented papers in professional national and international conferences. Dr. Broum is now working part time as an occasional secondary school teacher in Ontario public school system and part time as an independent educational consultant. She volunteers with parent groups within and outside the school system.

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