Finding Parenting Friends
What do happy families and spider webs have in common? They’re both great examples of the strength of connections. Research confirms that parents who are socially connected pass along the benefits of their network to their teens, linking them to role models such as teachers, neighbours, clergy, or family. The more caring adults in your teen’s life, the better because these adults complement your parenting. They provide advice and support, which generates better physical and mental health, less parenting stress, and improved parent-child relationships. It’s win-win-win when you find parenting friends.