Being a mother is incredibly rewarding but it can also be incredibly stressful. If you are feeling the pressure of motherhood, the library received a new book this week that might help.
Check out: Mommy Burnout: How to Reclaim Your Life and Raise Healthier Children in the Process by Dr. Sheryl Ziegler. The author is a Doctor of Psychology and Licensed Professional Counselor with years of experience helping children and families. Early in her career, she realized that the key to helping children was helping their mothers. She saw how much pressure these mothers were under to be perfect, much more so than in earlier generations. She says this quest for perfection is heightened by the demands of extracurricular activities, work-life balance, distance from extended family support, and the ever-increasing presence of social media. All of this creates anxiety which not only hurts the mother, but the children, other family members, friends, and colleagues.
The author identifies specific triggers that create stress and depression in mothers and shows how they can stop the destructive burnout cycle. She uses real stories from real mothers to let readers know that they are not alone and there is help. She shows that there are proven solutions that empower mothers to re-energize themselves, save their marriages, and raise happy, healthy and successful children in the process.
This book can be found in the nonfiction section in Dewey number 646. This section contains many parenting books that readers might find helpful in their child-raising journey. As always, any of the helpful library staff will be able to assist you in locating this section.