Learn how to avoid burning out as a parent in this series of parenting advice videos.
Host: How do you keep from burning out as a parent? Julie Greenlee: When you are working with the difficult kids it is extremely hard not to feel stressed out and not to feel burned out. I would say first and foremost you should get a support group. All the parents in the world who had kids tell them know if had kids dig their heels in. We have got kids that cusses out, they try to hit us and assault us, it is important that you have got people that you can rely on. One other ways to prevent from burning out is to get a babysitter. We do not want our babysitters to be that fun; who those are going to play games, who those are going to take our kids outside, if we have got difficult kids. We want our babysitter to kind of make that kid s life a little bit miserable while we are away, because we are the parents; we want to be the good guy and we want to be the ones that get to have the fun with the kids.