The Stress of Parenting

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Parenting Stress

. Parenthood brings immense amounts of joy, pride, personal growth and other good things to those with children; it can also bring a lot of challenges for parents. Being a parent can be one of life’s most joyful and unexplainable experiences. Parenting and motherhood requires hard work physically and emotionally. Also, it needs great deal of sacrifices for the growth of children. Perhaps, it is the juggling of so many roles and tasks that’s why parenting stress commonly occur. (www.all-about-motherhood.com/parenting stress.html)

Parenting is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, Intellectual development of a child as he/she grows (www.wikipedia.org/wiki/parenting). Parents’ self images are shaped by their interactions with their children (Turner and Helms, 1990) and mentally picture the things they think it should be especially on personal behavior of children.

Within any family, parenting is a challenging process. Parents may be more or less reactive to the challenges of raising a child. The extent to which parents experience stress in their parenting roles, in particular, has important implications for parent, child, and family functioning.

Being parent can be one of the most joyful and rewarding experience for mothers, but sometimes the demands and hassles in everyday life causes stress. The additional stress of caring for children can make parents feel angry, anxious, or just “stressed out”. Those tensions are normal, inevitable part of family life, and parents need to learn ways to cope so that they don't feel overwhelmed by them. (http://www.cmha.ca/bins/content_page.asp). A parenting stress study in Florida State University found that parents have significantly higher levels of depression than adults who do not have children (http://stress.about.com/od/parentsunderstress/a/depressionrents.htm).

Parenting stress generally refers to a condition or feeling experienced when a parent...
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