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Louiseasl
Louiseasl , Child Professional asks:
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Do parents look for parenting help/ information on TWITTER?  FACEBOOK?  MYSPACE?

Just curious if parents with busy lives and  young children have time to TWITTER, FACEBOOK or MYSPACE.  And if so, which?  
In Topics: School and Academics, Learning issues and special needs, Parenting / Our Family
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dgraab
Jun 24, 2009
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Hi,

I definitely use Twitter and Facebook to find out information related to parenting. I have a lot of parents in my networks, and we share among ourselves many different articles and tips to support the healthy development of our children.

Also (perhaps obviously), as an employee of Education.com, I often share articles from our website (particularly when I see highly-relevant status updates from friends). We (my "friends" on Facebook or "followers" on Twitter and I) also discuss recommended childrens' books, struggles we're having with our children (getting tips from friends on what to do), milestones our children meet, etc. Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook merely facilitate the natural conversations that we'd normally have in-person -- if we weren't leading such busy lives or weren't distanced by geography.

Thanks for asking!
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eliad
eliad , Parent writes:
I am member of all 3 social media outlets that you mention. however, while I might share photos or funny stories about my kids, I can't remember looking for parenting help through does channels.

Most of my Facebook and MySpace activity is about me ;)
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CreativeRachna
CreativeRac... , Child Professional, Teacher writes:
A lot of parents have friends on Twitter, MySpace, and Facebook where they share their daily experiences. Social networking sites are growing among people of all ages, simply to communicate with others who have shared interests.  

To look for parenting help, Education.com offers excellent parenting advice on various topics.  

I hope this helps,
Rachna
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Loddie1
Loddie1 , Parent writes:
Facebook is easy and non glam-o-rama. I keep up with people and use as it a information type thing. It is a great way to keep in touch with people. :)
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