Positive parent relationships need communication to make decisions and parent together. This will give you a better chance of raising happier children. Whether you're in a couple or not together, it can be difficult to communicate with busy family life and day-to-day worries or stress. This can mean that conversations are left unsaid, which can lead to resentment or issues that build up. All this can result in arguments.
All relationships are a ‘work in progress’ as there will be life events or transitions that will require our relationships to adjust or change.
Find more helpful tips and digital programmes to help improve your communication with the other parent depending on your family circumstance:
See It Differently - parent supportSee It Differently offers practical ways that you and your partner, or other parent, can handle difficult conversations in front of your children.
Watch how parents in 4 different families realise they could do things differently on the See It Differently website.
Find more relationship support
Find relationship support from other organisations:
- Click Relationships Parenting Together website
- download the Tavistock Relationships - Between Us app - designed to help you have a better relationship with your partner now or in the future
- Parenting together on Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) website
- divorce and separation advice on the Advice Now website
- advice for parents who are splitting up on the Voices in The Middle (for parents) website
- how to separate on the Citizens Advice website