Learn More About Parenting
Parenting a child requires a lot of energy, dedication, love, and warmth. Deciding how to best parent your child takes trial and error, and what works for one family may not work for another. Below are helpful resources to aid in discovering the best parenting approaches for your unique child and situation.
Featured Parenting Articles
Am I A Bad Parent? Challenging Parenting Guilt
Parenting guilt occurs when parents are conflicted over responsibilities, question their parenting methods, and experience feelings of failure due to their shortcomings. They may struggle to balance their obligations as a caregiver with personal interests, work commitments, or family expectations. While parental guilt comes from a place of love, it can contribute to conflict, increased depression, or overcompensation.by: Edelys Diaz, LMFT
Parental Burnout: Symptoms, Signs, & How to Cope
Parental burnout is a state of physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion due to child-raising responsibilities. Parents may feel distanced or disconnected from their children, with many suffering from depression, chronic fatigue, and low frustration tolerance. Some may experience burnout because they feel inadequate as caregivers, while others struggle with managing innumerable childcare, household chores, and employment obligations.by: Lena Suarez-Angelino, LCSW
Common Types of Parenting
FAQ About Parenting
What Is Considered the Best Parenting Style?
Typically, experts and professionals alike endorse an authoritative parenting style. Authoritative parents are warm and loving toward children while providing firm household expectations and rules. Authoritative parenting focuses on teaching children autonomy and independence so they can develop into happy, self-reliant, and successful adults.
What Is Parent Coaching?
A parenting coach provides psychoeducation about a child’s needs and diagnosis, offers strategies and support, and fosters communication and coping skills. Parent coaching is directive and brief and establishes mutually agreed-upon goals.
What Is Parental Burnout?
Parental burnout is a state of physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion experienced by parents and caregivers. Some may feel depressed, anxious, chronically fatigued, or even physically ill. Therapy and self-care activities can help combat burnout.