DO YOU TRY TO BE THE PERFECT PARENT?

Rick Rock
March 2, 2021

The U.S. has some of the highest levels of parental burnout in the
world, new research reveals. The cult of the ‘perfect parent’ has put
more and more pressure on parents. Parents who are burnt-out feel an
intense exhaustion that makes them feel detached from their children
and lacking confidence in their parenting abilities. Unfortunately,
burnt-out parents end up being bad parents because they are exhausting
themselves trying to be perfect.


Source: Affective Science, a research journal

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