Let’s explore our Protective Factor: Social Connections—Finding Your Circle of Support
Take some time now to think about who are the supports you have in your life that you will draw on during your journey as a parent.
If you feel like you don’t have enough support, look around your community for a parenting group or family resource center. Public libraries and faith organizations can often help you find groups. Local parks are also a great place to meet other parents and online parent groups are a great way to find support.
Research finds that when mothers have emotional support, they are less likely to experience stress and more likely to demonstrate confidence, to be well adjusted and to employ effective discipline strategies. (BANDY, T., ET. AL, 2012)