Teachers are a unique form of caregiver, specializing in caring for the intellectual, social, and emotional development of the children in our midst. While this job can be extremely rewarding, it can also be physically, emotionally, and mentally draining. As responsibilities and parental and administrative expectations on teachers are increasing, in many communities substantive institutional support is decreasing. As our society has shifted its childcare responsibilities to schools, teachers are becoming burnt out at alarming rates, developing anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, intense guilt, and anger. It is extremely important for teachers to develop self-care strategies and other preventative or supportive measures in order to protect themselves against overwhelm, and to be able to accept—without guilt—if they have reached the point at which they need to walk away.