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.