6 simple ways to be a social mum

Feeling a little rusty when it comes to making new friends? Here's how to make it easier...

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Smile

If you smile it will instantly lift your mood and make others feel at ease, too. It’s true that the world does smile with you and at you!

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Relax and be yourself

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Be positive

Try to use positive body language – making direct eye contact, standing tall, walking tall, keeping shoulders upright, being relaxed and smiling.

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Get to know the person you’re talking to

Ask open questions, such as, “Could you recommend any other places to go with children?”

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Follow up

If you like somebody, why don’t you suggest catching up another time – with or without your little ones in tow?

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Stay in contact

Your time is precious and there’s so much to do, but sending a quick text to check how someone else is doing is a good way to encourage a new friendship.

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