In the research conducted by Louvain Catholic University in 42 countries; extended family, neighborhood, community and culture of solidarity, depending on their parents’ burnout at least Turkey, Cuba, Peru and appeared to live in Thailand. It was determined that the countries where parental burnout is most intense are in Belgium, USA, Poland, Burundi, France, Russia, Finland, Switzerland and the Netherlands.


Defining burnout syndrome as people’s being tired and stressed and not performing their daily functions as much as before, Assoc. Dr. Can the diagnosis is, “according to a study conducted in Belgium appears to be less of burnout in Turkey. The reason for this is that it is lived as a big family in our country. We live with a large family such as grandmother, grandfather, father, uncle, aunt, aunt and uncle. In addition, family apartment culture is quite common in our country. The fact that relatives sit close to each other and are intertwined provides a social support system for mothers and fathers. We are a country that attaches great importance to human relations. We also like to live in neighborly relations and friendships. When our people have a problem, they share a coffee with a neighbor and a friend. “This troubling prevents the person from going into depression to a great extent,” he said.


Drawing attention to the fact that Western societies live more individually, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist Assoc. Dr. Canan Tanıdır said, “Europeans are more depressed due to the decreased social support system and family warmth. If mom and dad look tired, hopelessness will likely accompany this situation. He will not play with the child as before. There will be no chat environment at home. The mother will only fulfill her basic duties such as cooking and tidying up the house. If the parents are unhappy, the children will be unhappy too. There is not much contact and time between people in European countries. Nowadays, westerners take their children to classes in order to make their parenting perfect. “This situation is tiring the family both financially and in terms of time.”


Stating that today’s parents are trying to be a mother and father through books, Tandır said, “Although this situation is prevalent in western countries, it also happens in our country. As a result of this style, the natural behavior we call spontaneity in raising children disappears. Families started to behave a little more mechanically. They are trying to parent through books, rules, and researching on the internet. “Artificial parenting emerges when you stick to virtual information too much and do not see your own natural methods and the needs of the child.”

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