Parental burnout is real! Here is how to cope with it
Today is Global Day of Parents
Today, the term "burnout" is in common parlance. We use it to describe the feelings of exhaustion and fatigue caused by prolonged periods of stress. The term is most commonly used in a work context, with employees increasingly reporting being overworked and overwhelmed. But it is also possible to have burnout in other contexts, and parents often find themselves affected.
Parental burnout can be very unpleasant, but it's common. Fortunately, it's also temporary. And there are many actions you can take if you feel that you or someone you love may be struggling.
Check out this gallery to learn all about parental burnout, how to spot it, and how to cope.
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