The Parent Burnout Avoiding it and getting away with it Publication date : January 18, 2017
Moïra Mikolajczak holds a doctorate in psychology and is a professor at the University of Louvain. She is co-author of the book Vivre mieux avec ses émotions (Live Better With Your Emotions), with10,000 copies sold.
Isabelle Roskam is a doctor of psychology and director of a research team.
Avoiding parental burn-out, regaining the joy of being a parent
Being a parent is an increasingly demanding job! To be a good parent you need to be caring, attentive, loving, perfectly perfect! In reality, current lifestyles do not really allow us to develop all these fine qualities. Torn between the seemingly unachievable "good parent" model and multiple pressures, parents are guilt-ridden about not spending enough time with their offspring, being too hasty, not listening enough, for making mountains out of molehills.
How do we slip into parental burn-out? Why ? And how can one escape this vicious circle?
This book answers all these questions. Helping parents understand why they got to this point, how they can get out of it without exhausting themselves in the effort to do the right thing, that's what it's all about.
Written by two psychologists, both mothers, one of whom experienced a burnout, the book is based on the authors' first study of parental burn-out and their personal experiences. It notably highlights the risk factors that can lead to burn-out, and explains how avoid or mitigate them.
A book to take stock, regain strength and savour to the full the joy of being a parent again.