Kids Pick Up on Everything: How Parental Stress Is Toxic to Kids
This book uses clear language to discuss processes such as tension regulation and internalization as occurring between parents and children. The author also emphasizes in non-technical language the importance of working to shift from negative affects (e.g. distress, anger, fear, shame) to positive affects (e.g. interest, enjoyment) – that is, focusing on fun and play. This is similar to Lawrence Cohen’s fine book, Playful Parenting.