'Burnout syndrome' in parents seen the least in Turkey
According to research conducted in Belgium in western societies where individualism foreground between parents, 'burnout syndrome' is seen quite high, while it is seen the least in Turkey
In a study conducted by Louvain Catholic University in 42 countries parental burnout is seen the least in Turkey, Cuba, Peru and Thailand related to the cultrues as extended family, neighborhood, community and culture of solidarity. 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.
“WE ATTACH GREAT IMPORTANCE TO HUMAN RELATIONS”
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Canan Tanıdır, a faculty member at Istanbul Gelisim University, Department of Psychology, defining burnout syndrome as people's being tired and stressed and not performing their daily functions as much as before, said: “According to a survey carried out in Belgium it 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, uncles and aunts. In addition, family apartment culture is quite common in our country. Having relatives sitting close to each other and being intertwined provides a social support system for the mother and father. We are a country that attaches great importance to human relations. We also love 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 greatly prevents the person from falling into depression.” dedi.
“WESTERN SOCIETIES LIVE MORE INDIVIDUAL”
Drawing attention to the fact that Western societies live more individually, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist Assoc. Prof. Dr. Canan Tanıdır said: “Europeans are more depressed due to the reduced 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 exhausts the family both financially and in terms of time.”
“ARTIFICIAL PARENTING COMES FORTH”
Stating that today's parents are trying to be a mother and father through books, Tandır said: “Although this situation is seen predominantly in western countries, it is also happening 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 try to be a parent by 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.”