By: Paul Kitchen
Parenting Skills & Substance Abuse
Many things can influence upon how one parents their children. Parenting skills can be impacted by things such as personality issues. Emotional issues such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder affect how well a person copes with stress in dealing with the day-to-day responsibilities of parenting.
Intellectual issues can impact upon a parent’s ability to effectively parent their children. The more limited intellectual capacity can impact an individual’s ability to deal with the complexities of raising children. Substance abuse issues certainly can have an impact upon a person’s ability to parent. Alcohol and drugs impact can upon a person’s judgment and will lead to poor decision-making.