Parenting is one of the most beautiful and challenging jobs you can do. Each stage of this path brings new questions and difficult choices. However, frank discussions about the challenges of parenting remain rare - especially when a parent or child is experiencing difficulties or struggling with an illness.
As a result, parent burnout is common. One study compared a control group of parents of healthy children with a group of parents of chronically ill children. They found that 36% of the parents of the sick children showed clinical signs of burnout. However, 20% of the control group also suffered from burnout. However, these results should come as no surprise given the burden of responsibilities and social pressure to parents.