04-07-2017 03:25 PM
ReachOut Parents is producing some content about Online Peer Support and wanted to know what the term means to parents.
Please let us know what the words 'Online Peer Support' mean, as far as you're concerned.
And what you get out of being a part of an Online Peer Support Community.
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What does Online Peer Support mean to me?
To me it means having people I can chat to online, who are there to listen, offer advice and/or support to help get through the tough times in parenting. It's a place where through anonymity, I can share openly and honestly. I also love it because it enables me to share what I have learnt with other parents, which keeps me feeling I have purpose, not just need, if that makes sense.
Online peer support also means I get to witness first hand that I'm not the only parent having issues with my teen or struggling with my confidence in my parenting. To know I am not alone is actually huge. To learn that other parents have the same worries and insecurities as me is relieving. And to be part of a support group that is encouraging and that reminds me of the things I do well, is invaluable to me. I'm so hard on myself as a mum - peer support helps me be less so.
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