Supermodel and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen opened up on Twitter recently to say she was having a hard day with daughter, Luna. Apparently, the 17-month old toddler was “mean” to her.
Teigen asked other parents to share their stories and offer some advice. She received an outpouring of support from parents who have had similarly frustrating days.
One parent confided their child told her that the makeup she was applying “wasn’t working.” Another confessed their child told her she looked like Elmo—including her “puffy butt.”
Teigen has also used social media to start conversations around parenting issues like fertility treatments and postpartum depression. Sometimes it’s just helpful to have a group of parents with whom you can share your struggles. All it takes to get through the day is a sympathetic ear and someone who can tell you that everything will be ok.
While social media can be a great way to connect with other parents, there are tons of other ways to get support. This can include parenting groups, colleagues or even book clubs.
How do you connect with others? Do you have an inner circle or someone you turn to for advice with parenting?