By being a part of this community you are agreeing to these rules listed below.
If you don’t agree, we will not be offended that you have chosen to leave.
1. No ‘Mummy wars’ are allowed here
Members of this group are to be respectful and accepting of one another despite their parenting differences.
Members can share their experiences in healthcare with their child, a parenting challenge they are currently facing… anything really, without the fear of being judged or bullied. We are all doing the best we can with what we’ve got.
2. We do not take part in the immunisation debate
We recognise the immunisation debate is a ‘hot’ topic where everybody has an opinion, strong or otherwise. In this space, we don’t get involved in the debate. If a parent asks about homeopathic immunisations and another parent asks about getting immunisations from a medical doctor, everyone is expected to respect the person’s decision.
My stance on immunisations is ‘pro-choice’. I will never take the power away from anyone and decide for them. Everyone is entitled to make healthcare decisions that suit their family despite whether I agree or disagree. My book about supporting your child through injections does not confirm my support or lack thereof for vaccinations/immunisations. I simply want parents and healthcare workers to go about these procedures with the child’s needs at the forefront of their minds. My motto is ‘If you’re going to choose to do it, do it safely, respectfully and consciously.’
3. Be polite. No second chances.
That means respecting people’s feelings, privacy and rights…
If you’re rude or disrespectful or spammy…we’ll have to ban you.
Remember, we all want a loving, supportive village.
4. Provide genuine and helpful feedback and suggestions to others.
If you don’t know the answer but you have even the slightest suggestion, then go for it. It’s an open discussion for everyone to brainstorm an answer.
We are all here to support each other in our growth towards being gentle parents in all areas of our lives. This happens through challenging your beliefs and being open to other ways of thinking.
Remember: We are here to help each other…so give more than you take, please.
5. No self promotion
There are many of us who have found ourselves in self-employment… especially since becoming parents. Please abide by our ‘No self-promotion’ rule, except for the once a month ‘Promote your Wares’ day – the first Wednesday of every month.
Be sure to check out each other’s work in the Thursday Throwdown thread and support one another.
Definition of self-promotion:
-selling anything – that means products, services, courses, events and programs
-promoting your webinar or event
-posting a link to your OWN website
-posting affiliate links…ever – that’s just wrong
– posting your own content in the group and not in a specific (and relevant) thread. This includes posting links to surveys or creating surveys in the group, posting photos with your social handles, URLs or business name on them AND posting “free” offers
You can however, post your link to your website, group, FB page, webinar, survey, offer and social profiles in the ‘Promote your wares’ thread.
But that’s the only time 🙂
We may break our own rule and promote something if we feel as though it is of service to the group. We reserve that right as it is our group and community.
6. Any health advice given in the forum by any member or admin is not to replace the advice from you medical doctor.
It’s great to be part of a community that supports you in your health care journey but remember that it should NEVER replace your doctor’s advice. Any advice offered is opinion only and should be taken that way. It is not gospel.
Any advice offered from Brooke Batchelor, The Paed(iatric) Nurse, is her opinion only. Please seek the advice of your medical doctor who knows your personal situation better than anyone before taking on any advice you receive.
Other than that, let’s have some fun!
**Note: These rules are subject to change without notice. It’s on you to keep updated and abide by all rules.**