["I almost died of parental exhaustion"]

Soins Pediatr Pueric. 2021 Nov-Dec;42(323):34-37. doi: 10.1016/j.spp.2021.09.009. Epub 2021 Sep 10.
[Article in French]


Lucie is the mother of Georges, 5, and Camille, 3. Two years ago, she collapsed following parental exhaustion. She talks about her descent into hell, the reasons for it and the way she has been treating herself since then. She is accompanied to find a role as a mother that suits her better and allows her to have a calmer relationship with her children.

Keywords: accompagnement psychologique; burn-out parental; exhaustion; facteur de risque; parental burn-out; psychological support; resource; ressource; risk factor; épuisement.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mothers*
  • Parents*