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Why Is It So Difficult to Connect With Other Moms @ School?!

Posted by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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Question: Does anyone else feel the same way?

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Should you start being Super-cheesy FAKE... Stepford Wives all the way?!

Being Authentic is definitely the way to go?


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                                       blank stare


When you smile at folks & all you get in return is a blank stare....


         you're thinking to yourself  "Where are my PEEPS?"


                                              Anyone?!?

                                               banging head into wall

by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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TableforSeven
by Bronze sister on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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I always went out of my way at my younger kids' old school to welcome anyone new and do my best to be there for them and help them get their footing, etc.  Many of them grew to be friends.

The parents I have encountered at my kids' new schools mostly seem very nice.  Many of them have made an effort to reach out to us.....sadly, the language barrier is a problem with many of them - but I'm working on that.  Even though we don't often understand each other.....they are always inviting.

ashleighmama
by Ash on Jan. 31, 2013 at 12:33 AM
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Yep, I find it hard to connect with the other moms at my kids schools, but I also have social anxiety, sometimes its worse than at other times. Ive always felt like I would be judged by the "perfect parents".
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dana63
by Momma of 40ish on Jan. 31, 2013 at 6:18 AM
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 I am the oldest mom picking up my child and what I did was start talking to some and come to find out we are all adoptive parents so now we come together in the afternoon and talk.

SeanandNoahsmom
by Manning Fan on Jan. 31, 2013 at 8:59 AM
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 The moms at my kids school seem pretty nice, and while waiting I chat with my boys friends moms. Try setting up playdates- you will get to know the other moms that way.

JennaBea
by Silver sister on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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 Always be true to yourself :)

cuteoverload
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:50 AM
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 My sister had kids at 39 and 41 and I had my two in my 20's.

247beachbumz
by Sister on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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I always connect w/the teacher.....I don't bother w/the moms....I have 2 other moms fr my sons class in my ph n that's only cuz they r his best frenz n the moms aren't snooty n fake...

firelites
by Anne on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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 I did a lot of P.T.A. work when Jas was in school, even if you don't run for an office position, just get in there and mingle, being a member also looks good on a resume

SH0PGIRL
by New sister on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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Quoting ashleighmama:

Yep, I find it hard to connect with the other moms at my kids schools, but I also have social anxiety, sometimes its worse than at other times. Ive always felt like I would be judged by the "perfect parents".


I know exactly what you mean, I have social anxiety as well.  I feel like the "perfect parents" don't have any spots available, because I'm not the right kind of MOM!  


Or I'm just...



Bwahahahahahaha!   rolling on floor


ashleighmama
by Ash on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:57 AM

 Lol, yep, this exactly!

Quoting SH0PGIRL:

 

 

Quoting ashleighmama:

Yep, I find it hard to connect with the other moms at my kids schools, but I also have social anxiety, sometimes its worse than at other times. Ive always felt like I would be judged by the "perfect parents".

 

I know exactly what you mean, I have social anxiety as well.  I feel like the "perfect parents" don't have any spots available, because I'm not the right kind of MOM!  

 

Or I'm just...

 

 

Bwahahahahahaha!   rolling on floor


 

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