Transcript for Tips for how mothers can deal with ‘mom rage’ during times of the pandemic
Parenting in normal times is tricky enough, add a pandemic and you've got a recipe for what some are calling mom rage, and janai's been looking into it. Reporter: It happens to almost every mom -- they sound off with frustration. Just go to city college and then to jail and then back to city college and maybe you'd learn to pull yourself up and -- not expect everybody to -- Reporter: Like in movie "Lady bird." Moms are expressing what's being dubbed mom rage. The term coined for the intensified anger moms feel during pregnancy is now spilling over to everyday life. As so many women deal with quarantine orders, financial struggles and so much more, leading to stress, loneliness and isolation. We're with our kids 24/7 with what feels like no end in sight. It feels really hopeless and it also feels, you know, we feel full of anger. Reporter: Every mom has their own push-button issue. For this mother from Texas, it was ten weeks of homeschooling, four kids under 8. Social media was really hard to see all these other moms posting, oh, we did this experiment, that was extra credit. I mean, I was barely making sure we were eating food, everyone had clothes on. Reporter: And a mom of two from San Francisco wrote an article on mom rage for "The new York Times." Extra special quarantine factors making mom rage more intense right now. I think the hardest part is that there is no break. Reporter: According to Dr. Kennedy, tips to help combat mom rage are taking a pause after kids are asleep, recognizing your needs and talking to someone about your feelings. And many moms feel that there's a stigma around the idea of mom rage, feeling shame or guilt, for feeling anger or rage toward their children, but moms those superheroes are human and circumstances that many are experiencing are unprecedented. Janai, I was on the phone with you yesterday. You had a puppy and an infant in your hand. I didn't hear mom rage. Maybe at me, but none at the children. I have the hands throw up moments. This is what it's going to be. This is what it's going to be. Oh, so cute. So cute. The new puppy. I love that you took on that challenge, a newborn and a puppy in the middle of a pandemic. Absolutely, absolutely. Lean into it. Lean into it. And if you reference mom rage to the wife, you deserve a knee to the groin. Be careful with it. Like encountering a bear near the fridge. Janai, thank you so much. Thank you for the puppy pictures this morning. Still ahead here on "Gma,"
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