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Parent Gym works best in a well-run primary school. Parents bring their children along in the morning, talk with a teacher they trust, are willing to stay for a couple of hours (especially with the prospect of coffee and biscuits) and end up chatting with the parents of their children’s friends, who often becomes friends of theirs as a result.

Discovering that their neighbours have very similar challenges helps people open up. Building their own local networks not only keeps parents coming to Parent Gym, but also means they have people to help out with child cover, organise treasure hunts, share a worry and, on some occasions, form a PTA.