Parental Burnout and Overwhelm with “Dr. Nurse Mama” Jessica Peck

Want to hear the full conversation about parental burnout and overwhelm with “Dr. Nurse Mama” Jessica Peck? CLICK HERE to listen to this content in Episode 24 of the Create Some Breathing Room podcast!

As a pediatric nurse practitioner in primary care, over the last 20 years Dr. Jessica Peck has engaged, encouraged, equipped, and empowered families to raise holistically healthy kids. She guides parents to help navigate challenging parenting moments to escape shame and stigma with grace, hope, and courage.

A native Texan, she is a clinical professor at the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. An internationally awarded nursing leader, she served as president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. 

Most importantly, she has been happily married to a rocket scientist for nearly twenty-five years and is a mom of four teens!

A passionate advocate for underserved children and anti-trafficking, Dr. Peck equips families to promote physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual health. She especially loves encouraging parents in her clinical practice and equipping them to build healthy relationships with their children. She speaks to nurses all over the world while also reaching out directly to parents so they feel engaged, equipped, encouraged, and empowered to raise resilient, holistically healthy kids.

Dr. Peck is an accomplished author of dozens of clinical articles for peer-reviewed journals, is a regular contributor to parenting magazines, and is a frequent guest on radio and television shows to promote the health of children. She has been a regular guest on The Nurse Practitioner Show on Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio and has also appeared on syndicates for CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox.

Behind Closed Doors

In her book, Behind Closed Doors: A Guide to Help Parents and Teens Navigate Through Life’s Toughest Issues, Dr. Peck often mentions the need to create a communication bridge between teens and parents. In our interview, she shared why this seems so difficult and how we can decrease those feelings of parental burnout and overwhelm.

I also love all of the questions, activities, and Legacy Letter prompts Dr. Peck included in this book! These all address this issue of overwhelm for parents in a practical way, and it was wonderful to hear more from her about how and why she decided to add these into the book. 

Dr. Peck was able to share what she has seen in her practice and as a mom regarding the importance of helping our kids learn strategies to deal with overwhelm in their own lives. Yes, we want to deal with our own burnout and overwhelm as parents. But how are we equipping our kids to do the same?

There is so much experience and wisdom shared in this episode. It would take much more than a blog post to contain it all! Make sure to download Episode 24 of the podcast to hear the full conversation. And don’t forget to grab your copy of Behind Closed Doors by Dr. Jessica L. Peck!

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Hi I’m Rachel!

I’m a lifelong teacher, writer, and speaker. I’m passionate about serving women who are overwhelmed with All The Things so they feel empowered to create some breathing room and live a more intentional life. 

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