Plus, Sutherland wrote, there are now far more guides and hypotheses about how to best raise children. Trying to find the right method, then, could prove stressful. “It’s no wonder even the most conscientious parents are overwhelmed,” Sutherland added.
On top of all those decisions, parents have jobs to worry about, too. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2018 Employment Characteristics of Families Summary, 61.9 percent of families with children reported that both parents worked.
And work often creeps into parents’ personal lives. Smartphones can keep everyone in the loop around the clock, after all, and that may certainly be seen as a double-edged sword. When parents spend time with their little ones, then, they may very well be distracted by notifications on their devices.