the network for radical unschooling families
The new-to-unschooling folder is described as a support folder. I think one of the "catches" though, is that this is a network for radical unschoolers, so replies are still going to support radical unschooling. That's going to be qualitatively different support than "you have to do what works for you". Maybe a "free hugs" group would be helpful? It would need some clear parameters, though, like "love the person hate the disease".
It helps enormously to be "up front" if you've had a bad day and/or need to vent about something - sometimes that seems really obvious at the time you're writing, but tends to be not so obvious to someone who's reading. It also helps enormously, when reading comments and replies, to do a little self-checking. If I get on the computer and wonder why all the comments sound so bitchy today, I'll get up and take a B vitamin - generally everyone sounds much warmer half an hour later!