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How to be the ‘good enough' parent or guardian

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Parenting in the Age of Social Media #

Parenting in today’s digital age comes with high expectations and constant comparison. A recent survey by researchers at a university found that a significant number of parents self-reported burnout. The pressure to create perfect learning conditions, cook organic meals, and document every milestone for social media contributes to this burnout. Parents of children with mental health disorders reported even higher levels of burnout and were more likely to use harsh parenting practices. To combat burnout, experts recommend setting realistic expectations, creating boundaries, and following predictable routines. Additionally, limiting social media use and focusing on connection and emotional safety rather than perfection can help reduce parental stress.