The result for many parents has been that they are left in a state of burnout. At the end of 2021, 8 of 10 parents experienced some signs of burnout - and this has an impact not only on our own sense of wellbeing but also on how we are able to show up in our parenting role.
In my role as a clinical psychologist to pregnant women and people, and parents I have been privileged to witness the impact of the pandemic on people's family lives, and have spent the last year trying to understand what the collective trauma of the pandemic has meant for families. This workshop offers an opportunity for a deeper look on why we are so damn tired, and to think of ways that we can begin to recover from parental burnout and find a little more joy in our parenting.
- Collective trauma
- what it is and how it impacts us
- Parental Burnout at different stages and the role of perfectionism
- The cycle of parental burnout and challenging child behaviour
- Ideas for gentle recovery