Discover ways to improve your relationship; whether you are together, separated or considering separation.
All relationships have tricky moments, conflict is a normal part of any parent relationship.
It only starts to become a problem when conflict is frequent, intense and not resolved well.
The latest research tells us that parental conflict is harmful to children and affects their mental health, behaviour and success at
school. Parental conflict can have negative effects when a child grows up on things like their adult relationships, employment and mental wellbeing.
We all have arguments, it's how they are solved that matters.
Parent Relationships is split into 3 parts:
Part 1 Exploring Parent Relationships
Part 2 Disagreements in Parent Relationships
Part 3 Improving Parent Relationships
Please use the links below to find information, videos, exercises and further reading. If you would like help with your relationship there is a list of helpful organisations below and information on online parenting courses.
A list of useful online websites, resources and courses for relationship support. Including parental conflict, building good relationships with children and young people, and support for breakdown in relationships.
Offers support to families in all aspects of family life that include all stages of a child’s development, issues with schools and parenting/relationship support. We also respond when life becomes more complicated and provide support around family breakdown, aggression in the home, bullying, teenage risky behaviour and mental health concerns of both parents and their children.
They also offer:
Confidential Helpline 0808 800 2222
Live online chat
Parenting advice videos
Online parenting courses
Offers relationship support in the following areas:
Click is a unique service providing early intervention relationship support from a mobile-friendly platform. Individuals, couples, families and professionals can use ClickRelations to access helpful, evidence-based support from a secure, mobile-friendly space. Its many features include a professional-led listening room, moderated forums, interactive learning, goal-setting, animations, quizzes, personalised recommendations and evaluation.
A free online resource for separated families with information and advice on how to be good co-parents.
Family Rights Group
Advice for parents and families with a child in the care system from the Family Rights Group
A website offering a research based approach to relationships. The Gottman Institute is dedicated to combining wisdom from research and practice to support and strengthen marriages, families, and relationships.
Centre for Parent and Child Support (CPCS)
CPCS have created EPEC Being a Parent programme designed for parents of children 2-11 yrs with additional content for parents of infants and babies, content for parents of teenagers, parents with children affected by ASD/autism, and parents with mental health difficulties to follow. Find related YouTube films to complement the Facebook and provide relational and interactive content intended to sustain parent coping and facilitate parenting change.
Online courses for parents
There are free online parenting course available to you, from parents to be, to those with teenagers and in between.
Find out further information here