Social Connections

Parents with a social network of emotionally supportive friends, family, and neighbors often find that it is easier to care for their children and themselves. Most parents need people they can call on once in a while when they need a sympathetic listener, advice, or concrete support.

Social Connections are important to…

  • Talk about children and parenting
  • See other parents “in action”
  • Give and receive advice
  • Share resources
  • Share joys and challenges of parenting
  • Trade child care
  • Vent frustrations

Where are some other places you can find connections? 

  • School groups
  • Church
  • Work
  • Family 
  • Friends
  • Parenting classes