Mar 17, 2020
“I have been feeling burned out of parenting. It’s increased along with my age and I wonder if it’s because I had my 15 year old at age 42 that now developmentally, I’m ready to retire and become a grandmother. I have for so long been proud and grateful for being an “older mom.” Now this last year, my 20 year has totally mellowed and is more of a young adult. My 15 year old does some behaviors has some attitudes towards me that don’t rise to any level of concern and are mild in comparison but I’m easily discouraged and feel burned out.
Is this a phenomenon? Is there a shelf life for parenting?”