Scientific Parenting: What Science Reveals About Parental Influence

Scientific Parenting: What Science Reveals About Parental Influence

by Nicole Letourneau, Justin Joschko

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Overview

The latest research on child development may hold the key to the parenting of the future.

Combining the expertise of its author – a celebrated expert in parent-infant mental health and mother of two – with the latest findings in gene-by-environment interactions, epigenetics, behavioural science, and attachment theory, Scientific Parenting describes how children’s genes determine their sensitivity to good or bad parenting, how environmental cues can switch critical genes on or off, and how addictive tendencies and mental health problems can become hardwired into the human brain.

The book traces conditions as diverse as heart disease, obesity, and depression to their origins in early childhood. It brings readers to the frontier of developmental research, unlocking the fascinating scientific discoveries currently hidden away in academic tomes and scholarly journals. Above all, Scientific Parenting explains why parenting really matters and how parents’ smallest actions can transform their children’s lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459710108
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 08/24/2013
Series: Scientific Parenting , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Dr. Nicole Letourneau is a research chair in parent-infant mental health at the University of Calgary. She has published more than eighty articles and contributed to thirteen books on child development. Her research has been featured in the Globe and Mail and the Calgary Herald, and on CTV News and the CBC. She lives in Calgary.

Justin Joschko received his M.A. in creative writing from the University of New Brunswick. Currently, he works as a freelance writer, researcher, and qualitative analyst. He lives in Ottawa.

Dr. Nicole Letourneau is a research chair in parent–infant mental health at the University of Calgary. Her research has been featured in the Globe and Mail and Huffington Post and on CTV News, Global News, and the CBC. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.


Justin Joschko received his M.A. in creative writing from the University of New Brunswick. Currently, he works as a freelance writer, researcher, and qualitative analyst. He lives in Ottawa.

Table of Contents


Preface 3
Introduction: The Rise and Fall of the Resilient Child 5
Chapter 1: Resilience at What Cost? 6
Section 1: Nature Vs. Nurture? 13
Chapter 2: The Other Hundred Years War 14
Chapter 3: The Usual Suspects 22
Section 2: The Broken Filter 30
Chapter 4: Messy Metaphors 31
Chapter 5: Knowledge is Power 40
Chapter 6: The Eyes of a Child 47
Chapter 7: The Orchid and the Dandelion 56
Section 3: The Genetic Fuse Box 75
Chapter 8: The Genetic Fuse Box 76
Chapter 9: The Neural Garden 83
Chapter 10: ACE in the Hole 103
Conclusions 119
Chapter 11: Returning to the Realm of Relationships 120

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