Time for Parenting...
...because raising children is a full-time job
These are for members of FTM - so do join.
How to start
If there is not a group in your area you may like to consider starting one. Here are some ideas as to how to go about this:
1. Posters: There is a very attractive FTM poster available, 14.5cm X 21cm, on which you can enter your own phone number, next to the FTM national address. These could be put up in the local doctor's surgery, baby clinic, library etc. Email us for some.
2. Start with people you know already. Invite a few local friends for coffee or afternoon tea, and tell them about FTM. Have copies of the leaflet and back copies of the newsletter for people to take and consider. You could have a brief discussion on a pre-arranged topic (see below). Then suggest that your gatherings become a regular event and ask if those who are interested could each bring one new person to the next event.
Ask people to put up the small posters with their or your phone number, adding that there is now a local group to which anyone is welcome.
What to do
POSSIBLE DISCUSSION TOPICS
'Why does a child need a committed mother?'
A local group can be very effective in campaigning. Together, or individually, you could compose a letter to local MPs, local press or national press on any of the FTM topics such as a child's need, a mother's role, the unhelpful tax situation for one-earner families and so on.