How playgroups can make mums feel

October 29, 2009

Just read this artical about an Australian study that shows that playgroups make mums feel even more guilty then usual because of comparing their children and themselves as parents.

I’m not yet a parent, but I’ve heard this concern expressed by several of my friends who are.  If we’re running a playgroup as a church, I want it to be a place where parents are built up, encouraged and equipped, not walk away feeling like they’re not cutting it as a parent.

Do you run a play group in your church?  What can we do to encourage and  uplifting culutre rather then a comparing culture?  Would love some thoughts.