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Nearly two-thirds of parents feel lonely and burned out, survey finds

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Despite working a full-time job and caring for her children, Anne Helmes often feels isolated and lonely. Many parents today struggle to connect with other adults, with 66% feeling isolated and lonely, and nearly 40% lacking support in their parenting role. About 62% of parents feel burned out by their responsibilities. Burnout is an overwhelming feeling of exhaustion exacerbated by the pandemic. Networking with other parents in the local community is suggested as a way to combat isolation and burnout. Social media groups are not enough to replace the personal connection and support parents need. Positive parenting groups can provide validation and renewed energy as a parent.