Parenting is hard, and as they say, it doesn't come with a handbook.

Then you add the pandemic to all of that and it certainly made things even harder.

What You Need To Know

  • Dr. Amanda Zayde is a psychologist at Montefiore Medical Center
  • Signs you may be mentally struggling as a parent include irritability, bodily tension, and being overwhelmed by tasks

  • Zayde recommendations include tackling tasks one-by-one, having self-compassion, and taking a five minute visualization break

Most parents never really got a break and some are really struggling to find joy in raising kids these days.

Dr. Amanda Zayde, a psychologist at Montefiore Medical Center, joined NY1 to talk about how parents can find more joy in parenting.