Dr. Sheryl Ziegler featured on Lifehacker, in Michelle Woo’s article “Avoid Parenting Burnout by Limiting Your Options”.
She had a job that she was miserable in. He had a family business that he inherited. He wasn’t passionate about the business. She wasn’t passionate about her job. This couple was struggling financially and just not happy. With two young children at home, they felt trapped.
For the mom in this story, she constantly felt like she wasn’t doing a good job at home.
“It seems like every day, there’s another gut-wrenching headline about kids being picked on, tormented or worse. The fact is, a child is bullied on the playground every seven minutes, according to the advocacy group Stomp Out Bullying, and it’s estimated that as many as 160,000 U.S. children a day stay home from school out of fear of being targeted, says Denver-based child psychologist Sheryl Ziegler, PsyD. “
“Burnout can affect one’s emotional and physical well-being, causing feelings of inadequacy, resent and detachment from family and work life.
According to psychologist Sheryl Ziegler, signs of mommy burnout may include forgetfulness, tearfulness, irritability, escape fantasies, and resent for a partner and other moms (especially if they’re perceived as having more freedom).”
Many children grow up surrounded and comforted by the love of an imaginary friend. Read more about How imaginary friends work and more insight from Dr. Sheryl Ziegler
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