• Chantelle Vischer

Parent burnout

Hey there Brave Parent

Let’s get a real for a moment…

Parenting can be really hard sometimes. Parenting in the middle of a pandemic – Well that just might seem impossible on some days. I get it. You’re trying to keep yourself and your family safe, you’re trying to provide for your family in a failing economy, you’re trying to educate, love and care for your family on days when you feel like you can’t get out of bed or even just breathe properly yourself. You’re hanging by a thread, dear parent, but so is everyone around you, so who do you ask for help? It feels like the doors are closing in on you. Like your failing miserably at it all. You look on social media and talk to people around you and they seem to be keeping it all together, despite it all. So why are you struggling so much? Are you a sucky parent? Crappy wife? Lazy employee? Are you the only one? Are you in this thing alone?

I’m here to tell you brave parent. That you are not. I might not know you, but I sure do see you. You’re doing the best that you can. You might just be suffering from something called parent burnout. A very real thing – especially in such trying times. It doesn’t make you a bad parent. It’s just your subconscious and even your body’s way of telling you that you need to take a step back, slow down and give yourself and your family a bit of grace. There is no such thing as the perfect parent.

Today’s post is not about overwhelming you with more information, resources or even more do’s and don’ts. Today’s post is solely to remind you that YOU MATTER. Yes, that means that what you feel MATTERS. What you think MATTERS. How you feel MATTERS. How you spend your time MATTERS. Who you surround yourself with MATTERS. It’s a cry to take care of yourself, dear parent, because only once you take care of yourself will you see a way forward.

Here at Brave Development we offer parent coaching and support. You do not have to suffer in silence. We take a holistic look at you and your family and by doing so derive sound strategies to overcome whatever obstacles you may be facing, together. One simple step at a time. We offer contact and virtual sessions. Please contact us if you feel like you are at your wits end. Maybe that’s the first step you need to take today. We’re here to help!




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