Where to Find Parenting Friends

You want parenting friends, but it’s not like you can order them from Amazon. So where do you find these great people who will support you on your parenting journey? Stick around after school events and try to catch someone’s eye so you can start a conversation. Invite your teen’s friends’ families to your home for a get-together. Too shy? Look for a shared activity, such as a reading at the library or a religious or cultural event so you have a starting point for connection. Not as easy as Amazon, but totally worth it when you feel less isolated.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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