Parental burnout: What is it? Signs to be aware of

From neglecting our own needs to getting frustrated with our children, here are a few signs of parental burnout that

Published on Jun 13, 2024 05:15 PM IST 5 Photos

Often parents get so busy and involved in the process of bringing up their kids that they forget to take care of themselves. When this happens for a prolonged period of time, it can lead to the feeling of burnout and frustration. "Parental burnout often shows up as feelings of overwhelm, irritability, detachment, and a decreased sense of accomplishment in your parenting. Over time, chronic stress can leave you feeling disconnected from how you feel and what your needs are," wrote Therapist Carolyn Rubenstein. Here are a few signs of parental burnout that we should know about.(Unsplash)

Parental burnout looks like neglecting our own needs constantly in order to fulfill the needs of the family. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

We frequently doubt our abilities as a parent and the way we are parenting our child. We also feel inferior as w2e constantly try to compare ourselves with other parents. (Unsplash)

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One of the primary signs of parental burnout is noticing that we get frequently frustrated with our children over the smallest of issues. (freepik )

We start to feel emotionally distant from our children and lose the enthusiasm to spend time with our children or with the family.(Unsplash)

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