7 Articles On Parental Burnout
Parenting can be very stressful. Add in other responsibilities, like work, and the stress intensifies. It’s easy for parents to get burned out. It happens more often than you might think. If you’re feeling burned out, you’re not alone. There are ways to manage it. Check out these articles to help you find some insight into parental burnout and how to recover from it.
1. Just Like Burnout at Work, It’s Possible To Burn Out On Parenting
In Sarah Watts article in New York Magazine, she cites various studies that relate work burnout to parental burnout. Watts discusses the correlation and stresses that can cause burnout to happen.
2. An Honest Look at the Cause & Effect of Parental Burnout
In this article, Neil tackles the symptoms of parental burnout and in which situations burnout is likely to occur. He discusses how burnout can affect your role as a parent and that no two cases of burnout are the same. While one case might be extreme, another can seem, well, not so extreme. But burnout doesn’t have to be extreme to be real.
3. Parental Burnout: It’s Really A Thing
CNN correspondent Kelly Wallace tackles the issue of parental burnout and recognizes that many people consider it to be a myth. She cites a study that found that nearly 13% of parents have experienced burnout. Parents partly blame burnout on societal pressures to be the best at work and at home. Wallace references many situations that have occurred and conversations that have taken place on the topic.
4. Turn Self-Doubt & Burnout Into Empowered Parenting
One major cause of burnout for parents is doubting your abilities. Neil takes a question from a parent that is having trouble finding a balance of responsibility with her 16-year-old son. Doubt can have a parent feeling exhausted which can spiral into feeling burned out.
5. “I’m So Exhausted”: 4 Tips To Combat Parental Burnout
Erin Schlicher, author at Empowering Parents, cites exhaustion as a key cause resulting in parental burnout. She discusses how many parents find themselves in these positions and provides solutions on how to overcome that feeling of burnout.
6. Parental Burnout: End it And Thrive
One of the causes of parental burnout is the lack of self-care. In this podcast, Neil take a question from a mother that wants to know how to balance her needs with the needs of her children. A huge step in avoiding burnout is getting your needs met.
7. 7 Signs You’ve Definitely Reached Parental Burnout
As a parent, you’ve heard about parental burnout but you aren’t sure if you’ve reached that point yet. Freelance writer Michelle Stein contributed a blog on Baby Center that highlights signs you might not realize are actually a result of feeling burned out.
We hope these articles have helped you learn more about parental burnout and that you are not alone in feeling burned out. Parental burnout is a topic Neil covers often in his podcast. If you want to stay up-to-date on the newest podcasts, be sure to subscribe to our weekly newsletter.
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