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Strengthening Parental Relationships (parents & carers)

Having good relationships with the people in a child or young person’s life is important to help them do well in life. We want to help children and young people to understand what a good relationship is.

All relationships have their tricky moments. But it’s when there is too much arguing or people are giving each other the silent treatment a lot, it can be harmful to children. This might mean children’s wellbeing and behaviour is affected, their health can suffer or that they don’t do as well at school.

To help children with their relationships, we need to show them how to deal with disagreements effectively. One of the most effective ways we can do this is by being healthy relationship role models. This includes communicating well and managing our emotions so that a disagreement doesn’t turn into a blazing row.

This (being a healthy relationship role model) is sometimes easier said than done…

Select a button below to find out more information on understanding what can trigger arguments, and to develop our ability to manage things in a calmer, more helpful way.

Parental conflict is very different to domestic abuse. No one should ever make you feel threatened or unsafe. If this is how you feel or you are worried about your own behaviour, there are organisations and services that are there to support you. Access Domestic abuse support and information (Hampshire County Council) to find details on the support service available.

You can also call the Advice Line:  03300 165 112.

Always dial 999 if you are in immediate danger or in an emergency.