The children's network many of you grew up watching on TV is still trying to reach you on the Internet via its parenting social network site ParentsConnect.com. Viacom, the parent company that brought you Nickelodeon, has a comprehensive site where mothers and fathers (current, potential or soon-to-be) can share their thoughts with others in the same boat.
The underlying theme of ParentsConnect is that parenting isn't an exact science. That's why the site offers tips and advice for parents beginning at pregnancy and stretching all the way through the teen years. The community section offers users the opportunity to participate in discussions and join user groups with parents of similar tastes and preferences. Users can also share shopping deals found on the Internet or in local communities, share recipes and advice on food and search for local events for children and families to attend. There's plenty of expert advice too. ParentsConnect offers responsible advice on everything from how to breast feed to how to deal with your teenage daughter's negativity.
Whether you're planning a family, already have an established family unit or if you're in an evolving family with the addition of stepchildren, ParentsConnect.com is aimed to bring parents together.