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24. Parental Burnout and Overwhelm with “Dr. Nurse Mama” Jessica Peck
Episode 2426th September 2023 • How's All That Working For Ya? • Rachel D. Baker
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As a pediatric nurse practitioner in primary care, over the last 20 years Dr. Jessica Peck has engaged, encouraged, equipped, and empowered families to raise holistically healthy kids. She guides parents to help navigate challenging parenting moments to escape shame and stigma with grace, hope, and courage.

In her book, Behind Closed Doors: A Guide to Help Parents and Teens Navigate Through Life’s Toughest Issues, Dr. Peck often mentions the need to create a communication bridge between teens and parents. In this interview, she shares why this seems so difficult and how we can decrease those feelings of parental burnout and overwhelm.

Episode Highlights

  • What “breathing room” looks/feels like for Dr. Peck
  • How to decrease the overwhelming feelings that come with trying to communicate with our teens (and why it feels that way!)
  • Practical ways to connect with our teens
  • Ways to help our kids feel less overwhelmed in their own lives
  • Strategies Dr. Peck has found to be helpful when managing time and creating some breathing room in her own life

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