Yes! I’ve seen it with people promoted to management positions who really aren’t called to that. Good leaders don’t micromanage. Honestly the group for Christian Homeschoolers is more laid back and people don’t care if you recommend something secular at all. But then a Christian Book Review group can be over the top at times. It still helps me weed things out. And generally they are better at letting people say they are ok with things that others say no to. And that’s what I prefer honestly. Sure it’s annoying with some people but they are entitled to their opinions. And so am I. Some people question why a bit aggressively but at least they allow discussion that remains on the passionate side. I guess sometimes you just have to find the group that fits for you.Some people just let a tiny bit of power go to their heads.
~ HA ! This made me smile.It reminds me of a mini HOA. Play by our arbitrary rules or else!
~ Sad but true ...Some people just let a tiny bit of power go to their heads.
I'm not a mother, but I've noticed anything to do with feeding and caring for small children really brings out the belligerent side of people. My mum has been a vegetarian since the mid 1960s, so all three of her kids were vegetarian too. She used to get people telling her she was killing her babies and that we were all going to grow up deformed and malnourished.I was in a couple groups about dairy free breastfeeding and one was just so strict that if you questioned anything they said, you were banned.
I tried to join a web based group about Small Cell Lymphoma, after getting Geoffrey's diagnosis. I found the group's leader to be very opinionated, unbending, and acting as if she were a Vet / doctor. She was rigid in her requirements, just to join the group. All I wanted was information, support; but she wanted to diagnose and treat my cat.. no way. I have my own Vets, whom I trust. She even went so far, to tell me to print up certain articles, hand them to my vet, for specific treatment.. Because she felt my IM Vet was not handing Geoffrey the 'Correct" way..I was in a couple groups about dairy free breastfeeding and one was just so strict that if you questioned anything they said, you were banned. In fact, I didn't even question anything or really post, they just noticed I was in another group that had differing opinions (both had good info about safe foods and chain restaurants) and they banned me. which was a shame because I was still using their resources.
Some people just let a tiny bit of power go to their heads.
Once I had access to the group, and found out how she was running it, I decided it was not for me. Dictatorship.
I was asked to leave, because I never adequately / correctly filled out the 'official' initial requirements. I said, Good Riddance.
Not good for a supposedly 'Support" Group.