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October 12, 2023

Parent Burnout Quiz

Kristie Plantinga
a mixed race mother holds her child as she stands next to her assumed baby's father; parent burnout quiz
October 12, 2023
5 min to read
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Being a parent can be rewarding and fulfilling, but, as you know, it comes with its fair share of challenges. Sometimes those challenges can lead to parent burnout, which can affect not only your well-being but also your ability to care for your children.

Below, you'll have the opportunity to take our "Parent Burnout Quiz," which we designed to help you assess your stress levels and identify potential signs of burnout with parenting. Results are free and no contact information is required.

Friendly reminder: this quiz isn’t intended to make assumptions or judgments about another person’s background, personality, or mental health. In other words, we can’t armchair diagnose you with anything. Our goal is to give you this tool to better understand your current situation and the opportunity to seek help if you want it.

Who is this quiz for?

This quiz is designed for users who want to assess if they're experiencing burnout as a parent (not other types of burnout).

How accurate is this quiz?

At Best Therapists, we believe that online mental health quizzes can be an excellent first step towards improving our mental health. Quizzes like this one can educate you and provide opportunities for self-reflection, but note that they are not a substitute for professional assessments and diagnoses.

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Your privacy is important to us, so all results are completely anonymous and no email is required.

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Frequently asked questions

What are some common signs of parent burnout?

Burnout looks a little different for everyone, but here are a few common signs of parent burnout.

  • Constant fatigue: One of the primary signs of parent burnout is feeling constantly exhausted, both physically and emotionally. Parents experiencing burnout often struggle to get enough rest due to the demands of parenting, which can lead to chronic tiredness and irritability.
  • Increased impatience: Parent burnout can make you more easily frustrated and less patient with your children. You might find yourself snapping at them for minor issues or feeling overwhelmed by their behavior.
  • Loss of interest: When experiencing burnout, parents may lose interest in activities they once enjoyed, including spending quality time with their children. This can lead to a sense of disconnection and guilt, further exacerbating burnout.

These are difficult things to deal with! We recommend seeking support, whether that be from a friend or a therapist.

Can parent burnout be fixed?

Parent burnout can be addressed and alleviated through a combination of self-care practices, seeking support from friends and family, and, in some cases, professional help. By recognizing the signs and taking proactive steps to reduce stress and regain balance in parenting, many parents successfully overcome parent burnout.

When should someone seek help for parental burnout?

We recommend seeking help for parental burnout when you notice persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or anxiety that interfere with your daily life and your ability to function as a parent. Additionally, if your efforts to manage burnout through self-care strategies aren't working or if you feel overwhelmed to the point of neglecting your child's well-being, seek professional assistance right away.

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Written by
Kristie Plantinga

Kristie Plantinga is the founder of Best Therapists. Along with being on the client-side of therapy, Kristie has had the honor of working directly with therapists in her marketing agency for therapists, TherapieSEO. While working alongside therapists, she learned about the inequities in our mental health system that therapists face on a daily basis, and she wanted to do something about it. That’s why Best Therapists is a platform designed to benefit not only therapy-seekers, but therapy providers. Kristie has a Masters degree in Written Communication and a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Music.

Reviewed by
Katelyn McMahon
Registered Psychotherapist, VT #097.0134200

Katelyn is a therapist-turned-writer with a passion for mental health. She has a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of England and is a Registered Psychotherapist in the state of Vermont. Katelyn has professional experience in aging care, addiction treatment, integrated health care, and private practice settings. She also has lived experience being on the client side of therapy. Currently, Katelyn is a content writer who’s passionate about spreading mental health awareness and helping other therapists and therapy-seekers Do The Work.

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