Message is Paris’ oldest English-speaking parent support network. Established in 1984, it now counts 1,200 members from over 60 countries. This volunteer-based organisation helps English-speaking mothers and fathers connect with others for support in raising their children when far from family, friends and familiar customs and traditions. Parenting is always an adventure, but parenting in a foreign country with a different language and culture can present challenges that no parent should endure alone.
The members-only website offers parents the ability to connect in a secure environment, providing access to a host of parenting resources, including medical and educational directories. There are also several social and peer support groups within Message, including a group for expecting parents, one for single parents and a step-parents group.