According to Fox 32 Chicago, researchers surveyed the concept of ‘parent burnout’ across the globe and found that American parents were among some of the most exhausted. The study also found that identifying with a “westernized culture” played a large role in a person’s perception of burn out.
Researchers described the concept of ‘burnout’ as including perceptions of emotional exhaustion, lack of self care, loss of pleasure in parenting, as well as emotional distancing from children. Participants in the United States, Belgium, and Poland had the highest reports of parent burnout with parents in Thailand, Asia, and South America reporting the lowest levels.
‘Parent Burnout’ is reported to be more common within cohorts of younger parents, parents who live in disadvantaged neighborhoods, non-working parents, parents with multiple children, single parents, and blended families. Parenting strategy and cultural upbringing were shown to highly impact perceptions of burn out within these studies.