1 The phenomenon of burnout refers to a specific syndrome of exhaustion related to prolonged situations of emotional imbalance, where the burden of perceived stress exceeds personal resources to cope with it.
2 Parental or “Mom Burnout” is amazingly common and not talked about in conversations with people who can support each other enough. Now more than ever moms have to manage a prolonged state of long-term strain (alertness, stress, and often anxiety), which left unchecked can lead to burnout, which mothers experience as physical and psychological fatigue.
3 During “normal” times about 20% of Moms face burnout - but during covid that rate is jumping - add a child with a chronic illness wow! Even higher.