Good Inside with Dr. Becky

Parenting is exhausting

Episode Summary

If you ever feel like you're just counting down the minutes until your kid's bedtime, join the club. Nothing is wrong with you if you find parenting exhausting ... because it is exhausting! In this week's episode, Dr. Becky hears from three parents who feel emotionally, physically, and mentally depleted. She reminds each caller that they're not alone, and shares practical strategies to find your footing inside and outside of the moment. From scripts for talking to your kids about your big feelings to ideas on building up your "fun reservoir," you'll learn multiple ways to manage parental fatigue.<p/> <p/> A preview of the good inside this episode:<p/> (3:16-4:14): What to do when we are too tired to be the sturdy leader<p/> (10:41-11:57): Is it okay to talk to our kids about our feelings?<p/> (18:39-19:26): Why isn't parenting as fun for me as it seems to others?<p/> (26:41-28:05): Tying it all together with three takeaways <p/> Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram:<p/> <p/> Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts: <p/> Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops:<p/> <p/> This episode is brought to you by Frida ( Get 20% off your first order with code “drbecky”