"Being a parent is hard. Chores mount, the to-do list grows, dishes pile up, the yard grows knee-high, kids melt down. The overwhelm is taxing and the expectations seemingly high. Thoughts of "I should be able to handle this" and "I"m a failure" lead to symptoms of shame, guilt, sadness, frustration, anger, and loneliness.nd being a kid is hard. You may see your kid struggling to connect with their peers. Or fighting with their siblings. You may be getting phone calls from their school. Or you just don"t understand what"s going on for them, but something doesn"t feel right."