It takes a village: Why we should pay for our closed Facebook support groups

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Wed 7 February 2018

20 mins

Facebook is a great place to connect with other parents and get support. But large platforms are often monitored by the founders; parents with children, work and outside lives. It can take a lot of time to monitor the conversations, but when does it become too much?

 Carly Abrahams, founder of Mums the Word Aus and Mums Pages, was attacked in the press when she asked her members for a nominal fee to cover the time she spends on the site. Kat Dimarco has three children (one is a newborn) and she takes time to stay on top of her closed facebook group and public website, both called Mummy Madness.

 So what’s the answer? Carly and Kat speak to Shevonne about the possibilities and the pressure of keeping the support groups going.

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