The expanded European Union has enticed many hard working men and women to Scotland and some have stayed and settled to raise a family.
In some areas however the experience has exacerbated problems with racial tension, poverty and crime, with Govanhill a particular focus of attention.
The parenting classes on offer present an opportunity for better integration as well as a genuine attempt to stop these children falling into a spiral of poverty and crime and exploitation.
The different ways of life of many from the Roma community has led to problems, and opportunities to mix with the established population will provide them with a better understanding of their new Glasgow neighbours.
The influx has also brought many more vulnerable children into the city and they deserve the same focus and protection from authorities and charities as others do.
Glasgow has a proud history of welcoming migrants from near and far who helped build this city.
The challenge for the future is how we ensure the children of this wave of migration becomes the next generation of proud Glaswegians.