Mandy represents so many parents and carers who have been part of Kids Matter groups and we thank her for sharing her story with us (and you). Read a snippet below and watch the video for what is the heart of Kids Matter – standing alongside parents and seeing children flourish.
Kids Matter gave me the confidence to deal with situations that I wouldn’t have been able to before. Back then I shut people out of my life and felt like a failure as a mum. I never asked for advice or opened up about things. Now I see a change in my children because I am calmer – I can do things with them, play with them and act silly when I want to, which makes them laugh and smile. They are happy, and I am so much more joyful now than I was back then.