I think it's a good idea, bu the parents shouldn't be trying to help the kids unless they have previous karate experience. Get the kids to bring their parents along to train. I mean if there sitting there for one and a half hours watching there kids do Karate they ayaswell jump in. I know many parents join because there kids do it, and this further encourages them to do so.
Having a fellow family member doing a martial art with you helps immensly in your training. Simply because you have someone to train with at home, someone to talk martial arts with at home, and someone who can to a certaine xtent tell you what your doing wrong when you train at home.
[This message has been edited by kiwi (edited 12-12-2003).]