Parental burnout what it is and how to cope

Introducing parental burnout: Ask anyone who has ever raised a kid and they’ll tell you parenting isn't easy.

Always on the clock: Between the late night feeds and the early morning school run.

Tiredness vs. burnout: There is a difference, however, between feeling extremely tired and experiencing full-blown parental burnout.

Defining burnout: Parental burnout, which is caused by the chronic stress of parenting.

Fear not: While it is extremely unpleasant, parental burnout is temporary.

Symptoms: If you think you or someone you know may be suffering from parental burnout, there are certain symptoms you can look out for.

Extreme exhaustion: The first symptom, perhaps obviously, is extreme and constant exhaustion. 

Headaches, neck pain, and muscle aches: Along with extreme tiredness, other physical symptoms include an increase in headaches.

Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and self-doubt: Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and self-doubt are also common. 

Lack of motivation: Parents suffering from burnout will normally experience an uncharacteristic lack of motivation. 

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