Professor Tracy Moran recently spoke to the Chicago Tribune, explaining why parents logically tend to befriend other parents and why that can sometimes cause problems.

“Finding other people who have just been through this mind-altering experience, who can normalize your experience with you and laugh at some of it, commiserate with some of it … can be beneficial,” Moran says.

But, she says, parents should remember to keep a balanced social circle, or “[y]ou can feel as though you’re losing some of your individualism or identity.”

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