New challenges like social media and school safety are only adding to parents’ anxieties.
Almost 90 percent of parents think that raising kids today is harder than it was for previous generations. And while one big reason is the presence of social media, other key concerns are also stoking parental anxieties: namely, the challenges that come from having two working parents, school safety issues, and the increased prevalence of emotional, behavioral, and mental health problems in kids. Together, the factors contribute to what the study is calling ‘Parental Burnout.’
Parental Burnout is exactly what it sounds like. It’s when so much is happening between work, marriage, and raising kids that parents start to feel their performance suffer in all three areas. According to a survey ⏤ which was conducted by BPI Network and included interviews with 2,000 participants ⏤ most parents admit to suffering from some degree of burnout….