2nd International Conference on Parental Burnout
May 6-7 2021
As a result of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many parents across the world were locked-down at home with their children during weeks. This quarantine constituted a real blessing for some parents who suddenly felt less rushed (fewer trips, less extracurricular activities, less homework to supervise, less mental workload) and had the opportunity to spend more quality time with their children. However, for other parents, especially those who had to work from home while being constantly solicited by their children, the quarantine was experienced as a very difficult time. The media put the spotlight on these parents, and the interest for parental burnout literally boomed in the public, the professionals and the media alike. The need to extend the knowledge regarding the parental burnout, an existing but previously taboo phenomenon, emerged as one of the priorities for psychological sciences (Gruber et al., 2020, American Psychologist).
This International Conference is part of this endeavor and aims to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge about parental burnout.
After the success of the first international conference on parental burnout held at UCLouvain (Belgium) on December 6 and 7, 2019, the second international conference on parental burnout will be held on May 6 and 7, 2021 in an exceptional online format in accordance with the goals of the International Investigation of Parental Burnout (IIPB) consortium, namely to share knowledge and research on parental burnout, to promote the collaborative work carried out by the IIPB consortium, to encourage exchanges between members of the IIPB consortium, and to interest other researchers from other fields in the study of parental burnout