Confidentiality: What is shared and who is there, stays in the meeting.
Sharing: Everyone is on their own journey and all ideas are welcome.
Active Listening: Please listen with an open heart.
Respect: No interrupting or side conversations.
Be Open Minded: Don't take anything personally or make assumptions, and be open to different points of view than your own.
Tolerance: Acknowledge that we each have unique experiences and someone else's journey may not be the same as our own.
Patience: We are each in different stages of the process, so what may be relevant for you may not be relevant for others and vice versa.
Introductions: Round circle format.
Discussion: Round circle, with topics of interest chosen by meeting participants.
Wrap-up: 15 minutes before the close of each meeting so that parents can visit with each other and network.