How do you make friends?

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-10-2012
How do you make friends?
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Tue, 07-09-2013 - 2:08pm

How do you all find moms that could be potential friends?  I see lots of moms when we go to the playground, but they all seem to know each other and I feel like I'm intruding.  I also have a very hard time not comparing my daughter's development to their kids, and don't want them treating my daughter badly.  I'm just tired of not have anyone to hang out with during the day, and my daughter needs a playmate or two.  It's so hard, most of the moms in my neighborhood aren't out much in the day.  Any suggestions?

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Registered: 02-07-2011
Thu, 07-18-2013 - 3:47pm

I was looking for a different board and saw your post in the menu. I hope you don't mind me responding. Although I don't have a child in the same circumstances, it is hard to find friends when your child is different. Have you checked with your church, pediatrician, local newspaper, recreation department, etc. to see if there are any mom groups in your area? You could also look into classes you could take with your daughter like Mommy & Me or Kindermusik, both are great places to meet other parents. If you meet some nice moms, than they won't judge you or your daughter. It's all in your own perspective, you just need to focus on your daughter's development and achievements and not worry about anyone else. Good luck!

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