‘that parent group’ Community Rules
An inclusive space for parents needing encouragement with sex education
WELCOME to “that parent group”!
Our FREE Facebook community is a place to come together to share insights, tips, questions, answers and most importantly support for one another in their sex education journey.
As you can see we run a tight-knit (and big) community, and we aim to preserve the quality of the group at all times.
Which is why we have rules that we enforce on a daily basis.
Please make sure that you do read them as we don’t give second-chances.
So with that being said, let’s dive in…
Encourage. Inspire. Support.
When you join this group you agree to help encourage, inspire and support other ‘sex educating’ parents.
So what does that mean…
No second chances.
That means respecting people’s feelings, privacy and right to make the best decisions possible.
If you’re rude or disrespectful or spammy…you will be removed from the group.
Provide genuine and helpful feedback and suggestions to others.
Be the kind of supportive friend that you want and need on your sex education journey.
Remember: We are all here to help each other…so give more than you take, please.
Share your thoughts and experiences because they are valuable to others.
I’m not going to lie, this sex education journey is a long and sometimes complicated one.
The more insights and guidance, the better!
No Ranting. No Name Calling. No Swearing.
We do not allow rants, calling people out or complaints around how someone chooses to parent and sex educate.
That is their business. Not yours. Sex education and parenting looks different for everyone.
When you see a post getting interested, and you want to join in, please stop and think first. Ask yourself: What you would need to hear if you were in that parent’s shoes? What did you wish you knew then that you know now?
Remember We Are All Different.
That is where our strength lies. This allows us to know that no matter what we are going through someone in this group has probably already gone through it, been there done that, and can encourage us by sharing their story.
So it’s important that you understand that we all have different values and beliefs.
Some parents believe that sex should not happen outside marriage whereas other believe that it can. Some parents are okay about nudity whereas others aren’t.
Some parents come from the LGBTQIA community. Which means you’ll find parents who are gay, bi, trans, queer, intersex and asexual.
Plus this group is global with parents from all over the world – Australia, America, Europe, Asia, Africa and more!
Which means you’ll come across many different cultural and religious beliefs.
Not every piece of advice, tip, tool etc offered is going to work for you. THAT IS OKAY. Take what you need and ignore the rest.
Lift each other up. Build each other up. And if you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all. Scroll on by.
And whatever you do, don’t discriminate a parent because of their gender or sexuality.
No self-promotion is allowed (unless you have been given permission).
So, what do we consider self-promotion?
Definition of self-promotion:
- Selling anything – that means products, services, courses, events and programs.
- Promoting your webinar, live broadcast, survey, polls or event.
- Posting a link to your website, your social profiles or even your personal FB profile.
- Posting affiliate links. That’s just wrong. No Amazon links.
- Posting your own content in the group and not in a specific (and relevant) thread.
This includes posting links to surveys or creating polls or surveys in the group.
- Posting “free” offers. These will be deleted and you will be removed…even if you have the best of intentions.
- Posting market research related questions.
This is not the group for it and you need to ask your own audience.
**Note: 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. If you are not cool with that, it’s best you remove yourself now.**
No outside links in original posts.
No posting of outside content—whether it’s from a website, another facebook page or where ever. Unless it’s from this website! ?
We don’t have the time to read every single outside link to ensure it fits in with the philosophy of this group, which is why we don’t allow outside links in original posts.
Even if you think that the information is very relevant to this group, this is a no-go in this group.
If you see an article that might help someone please share the link within that person’s post (where it is relevant).
Repeat offenders will be removed from the group.
Don’t PM Admins/Moderators when…
No self-promotion is allowed (unless you have been given permission).
If your post was deleted, it is because it broke the rules.
If your comments were removed, it is because it broke the rules.
If you’re muted, it’s because you broke the rules.
If you’re removed from the group, it’s because you kept on breaking the rules.
So as long as you play nicely, you’ll have no problems!
And if you don’t agree with ALL of these rules, kindly remove yourself from the group.
Other than that, let’s have some fun!
**Note: These rules are subject to change without notice. It’s your responsibility to keep up.**
This is a closed group which means that although anyone can see who is a member of this group, they cannot see your posts unless they themselves are a member of this group. I choose to keep this group closed because I want you to feel comfortable here. Also you won’t be able to share posts out of this group, if you do they will not show up.
I think that was everything!
If you’ve read all of these rules and still want to be a part of what this group is all about…then WELCOME!
We can’t wait to get to know you!
And if you’re serious about sex education, then you’ll want to sign up for my parent newsletter. It’ll help you get started on the right path for sex education!
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CATH HAKANSON | Registered Nurse | Midwife | Post-Graduate Certificate in Sexual Health & Venereology | Masters of Health Promotion | Post-Graduate Diploma of Sexology | Cert IV in Assessment & Workplace Training | Cert IV Relationship Education
Cath Hakanson has been talking to clients about sex for the past 25 years as a nurse, midwife, sex therapist, researcher, author and educator. She’s spent the past 15 years trying to unravel why parents (herself included) struggle with sex education. Her solution was to create Sex Ed Rescue, an online resource for parents looking for a better way to talk about sex so they can empower their child to make smart sexual decisions.
Cath has lived all over Australia but currently lives in Perth with her partner, two children, and ever-growing menagerie of pets. Despite having an unusual profession, she bakes, sews, and knits for sanity, collects sexual trivia, and tries really hard not to embarrass her children in public. Well, most of the time anyway!