Let’s face it: Parenting is hard. No matter how much you love your children, raising a human being is a big responsibility. Like job burnout, parental burnout comes with a set of specific symptoms. Feeling burnt-out as a parent is nothing to be ashamed of.
Parents are running on fumes. With the endless demands of child care, parents are at particular risk for exhaustion—which can take a toll on both the parent and the child. The most important thing when facing parent burnout, is doing something to help yourself. You cannot be the parent your kids need when you’re running on empty.