Parental burn-out: Belgium among the most affected countries!


Our country is in the top 3 of the countries with the highest prevalence. With the United States and Poland.

This is a world first carried out by two researchers from UCLouvain, Isabelle Roskam and Moïra Mikolajczak. They initiated and coordinated an international study conducted by around 100 scientists in 42 countries. The subject: parental burn-out, this exhaustion that can affect parents under constant stress without having the necessary resources to overcome it. The mom or the dad then becomes exhausted in his parenthood, until becoming the shadow of himself then the opposite of the parent he was and wanted to be. The consequences of parental burnout can be dramatic on the person in difficulty (health problems, pregnant suicidal thoughts), on the child (net increase in the risk of negligent behavior and parental, verbal and / or physical violence) and on the couple …

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