Parenting stress, is something that psychologists have attempted to break down because, most parents are stressed out especially when their load becomes too heavy. During different studies, it was determined that the childless, aren’t necessarily less stressed, but they have fewer responsibilities. So, that determines that the added responsibilities don’t add to the stress, the parents who’s children have left the nest tend to be happier than those that have never had children. Economic conditions also play a role in how stressed out a parent feels.
- Parents often feel stress caused by their fears that they can’t cope with parenting.
- Parents are more stressed overall than childless adults, and are especially stressed if they are not wealthy, if their children have special needs, and more.
- You should identify what is contributing to your parent stress and how to minimize it.
“Family-friendly government policies can help address this gap, but what if you aren’t lucky enough to live in a country with family-friendly policies? You’re left to fight for society-wide change, and — in the meantime — to scramble as best you can.”