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Kirby Deater-Deckard

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300103939

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300103939.001.0001

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Hello Baby, Hello Stress

Hello Baby, Hello Stress

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Parenting Stress

Kirby Deater-Deckard

Yale University Press

Parenting stress refers to a set of processes resulting in aversive psychological and physiological reactions that emerge from attempts to adapt to the demands of parenthood. This chapter discusses the nature, causes, and consequences of parenting stress. It also discusses coping mechanisms that minimize the likelihood of stress reaction. The physiology of the human stress response and development of self-regulation are also examined.

Keywords:   parenting stress, parenthood, coping, stress reaction, stress response, self-regulation

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