- Sep 16, 2014
Online parenting communities are an excellent way for parents -- especially new, first-time and inexperienced moms and dads -- to leverage the knowledge of their peers to improve their parenting abilities. These communities include app-based systems, online forums, chat rooms and groups.

These ventures aren't merely about spreading knowledge however. Online parenting communities serve as support groups for parents, while also giving them a chance to bounce ideas off one another. In this age of social media and people's desire to broadcast every part of their life, online parenting communities also offer the opportunity for parents to talk about their experiences with their children.

For parents willing to see the lighter and irreverent side of parenting, there is a slew of funny blogs out there that enable parents to laugh at other parents as well as themselves.

From Footloose Father Blogs to Maternal Community Apps: