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Welcome to the Chasing little bears parenting forum. This forum is here for anyone who is hoping to start a family or already has one. While there are no strict limits on what may be discussed we try to keep everyone feeling respected and comfortable.
1. That being said STAY in your lane. You will find discussions you may not agree with or you may have the urge to dive into something that you do not understand or respect. Don’t. It is really easy. Resist the urge. We all live different lifestyles and we all parent differently. We all have our own things going on that being said please just keep to yourself and join conversations in a respectful way. Do not go poking around in topics or conversations just to prove a point or try to come off as better than the other person because you think you know all. Again. Just be cool. Everyone is welcome and there is a place for everyone so if you don’t agree don’t comment.
Ya dig? Cool. Moving forward.
2. We are here to love, help, encourage and support each other. We are not here to point fingers and make someone you don’t know feel uncomfortable or bad about their question or response. We do have a filter on the page. Sorry no swearing. You can try it will just star you out. If that is what you are hoping to do there are other outlets for you but this isn’t the place for that.
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10. We don't want to deactivate accounts but we will. We will comment on flagged posts, contact you directly then just remove your account. So be cool k.
Most importantly, have fun on the forum!
i'm so tired of friendships that feel like a game. if you are my friend, be consistent.
i'm not going to fight to keep people in my life who obviously don't want to be.
Sometimes it feels like I am drowning in housework, I wish I had more than two arms then maybe I could finally catch up.