Listen to Parent Gym’s founder talking about the programme’s vision and hopes for the future, plus comments from parents who’ve taken part on BBC Radio’s Today (see clip 0712).Listen on the BBC website
Parent Gym’s dream is to offer free parenting lessons to parents of children entering every primary school across the country.Read more in The Guardian
"My schools are in particularly challenging environments in terms of deprivation...And we have found the classes to be particularly effective...We have found parents really value the opportunity to work on issues that they find difficult and it allows them to build relationships with a group of similar-minded people facing similar problems." Amanda Phillips, head teacher of Old Ford primary and Culloden primary.Read the full article in The Independent.
The One Show
Watch a Parent Gym session in action on the BBC’s The One Show (scroll in to 19:22).Watch it on BBC iplayer
The Sunday Times
Read testimonials from parents who’ve taken part in Parent Gym in The Sunday Times (subscription required).Read it in The Sunday Times (subscription required)
The recent violence on Britain’s streets has prompted much finger pointing but few solutions. Jane Gordon meets one organisation - Parent Gym - which aims to help prevent similar problems in the futureRead the full article on The Mail online.
"The privately funded Parent Gym programme proves government is not responsible for all that’s good in our society". Parent Gym features in a Guardian article on the ‘big society’.Read the full article on The Guardian online
An article in The Times highlights the successes of Parent Gym as a new initiative in line with MP Frank Field’s hopes to invest more in improving the quality of parenting.Read the article on The Times website (subscription required)
"Just about the most hopeful thing I have seen in the past few months has been an organisation called Parent Gym", Boris Johnson comments in his column in the Telegraph.Read the article on The Telegraph website
‘Business coaches offer skills to struggling parents’: BBC News Education reports on the difference that the programme has made.Read the full article on BBC News Education online
BBC London News
Watch Octavius Black on BBC London news discussing the Parent Gym programme.Click here to view the clip on BBC iPlayer (no longer available).