“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” – Margaret J. Wheatley.
Being a part of the community is a character that is innate to us Africans. We have always counted on members of our respective communities to always be there for each other. Our communities educate us, entertain us, comfort us and give us a sense of security and belonging. Fast forward to the digital age communities are different; they have morphed into digital forums. People from different walks of life find common interests and build communities on various digital platforms.
Communities are thriving on spaces like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Twitch, to name a few. As parents, now more than ever, there is a great need to join various parenting forums on your favorite digital platform. Millennial parents are having a hard time bringing up children in a digital world where things change every day. Among the major challenges that millennial parents are facing include finding the modern way to educate their children. But parenting forums help them unlock issues that parents are going through by sharing their experiences openly and freely and getting advice and tips from experienced parents. They are the digital parents. Here are five reasons why you should join parenting forums. At the very end, we will recommend one Facebook Parenting group that you should join.
Your network is your net worth. — Porter Gale
Networking has been limited to face-to-face interactions. However, you can now network with parents from different parts of the world on various parenting forums. On such forums, you get to make new friends who are like-minded and have the same or similar interests as you. You get to speak and share parenting ideas, and if you are lucky, you might make some new friends.
If a window of opportunity appears, do not pull down the shade.–Tom Peters
Every time like-minded people interact, new opportunities emerge. Joining parenting forums opens up new doors for opportunities that could boost your parenting skills. Members share job postings, new products, life experiences, free resources like workshops, deals, and so much more.
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There is no limit for learning and no boundaries for places to implement your knowledge.–Hermann J Steinherr.
Joining a parenting forum can help you network and find opportunities. On top of that, parenting forums can also be very informational. The availability of like-minded members in such groups means that they will always be interested in the same things as other forum members. Educational and informative articles, videos, and images are constantly shared. You get an opportunity to learn new parenting styles and tips, among other things.
If you are a parent in Kenya and looking to join a community of parents finding their way in digital Kenya, we have the platform for you. Digital Parents Kenya is a forum for digital parents. It is a safe space for parents to share their experiences and help one another comprehend parenting. If this sounds like a forum you would love to join, click here to join Digital Parents Kenya here.