“I knew that you could talk when you wanted to; you were never forced to speak. There’s a subject and then you’d just find yourself wanting to get involved and the parents do as well and it was in a friendly environment so it wasn’t like a classroom”
Kids Matter is a charity that helps churches to reach out and support parents struggling within their communities. Trained volunteer facilitators use both training resources and their own experience to help parents develop skills and confidence. Within a welcoming, friendly environment, parents are invited to participate in wider community activities as well.
WHAT PARENTS SAY
“You’ll have a great breakfast, fresh coffee and it’s good to have the time and place to look at things in depth I think and there’s always room for improvement. You’ll definitely make friends”
“You know, it’s always good to get together with other people and discuss this and also see how other people do things or their opinions..”
“I think I picked up a lot of things like what to expect from them, not to expect too much because they go through different stages. I think I’ve become better with them because I’ve started to see them as kids”
PARENTING IN THE COMMUNITY
Equipping the Church to deliver effective parenting programmes within their communities, schools and prisons.