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Parental Relationship Support

Why Relationships Matter

Children can be negatively affected where conflict between their parents is frequent, intense and poorly resolved.

But, we can make a difference. Where parents are supported to improve their relationship, they are often able to make positive changes that benefit their children.

What Conflict Looks Like

  • There is conflict between the parents which likely involves frequent, intense and poorly resolved disagreements. There may be a toxic atmosphere, parents might be emotionally unavailable to each other or feeling isolated.
  • Children are adversely affected by the conflict between their parents.
  • Parents are either living together or separated, and could be biological, step or adopted parents.
  • There is no consistent pattern of victim or abuser.
  • The family would not be considered to be experiencing ‘domestic abuse’, i.e. there is no physical violence, coercion or control.

Video example of conflict - Trainers

 A video example designed to reduce parental conflict in front of children, this example includes a conversation over new trainers.

Video example of conflict -Haircut

 A video example designed to reduce parental conflict in front of children, this example includes a conversation over a haircut.

Video example of conflict - Chores

A video example designed to reduce parental conflict in front of children, this example includes a conversation over chores.

Video example of conflict - Withdrawal

A video example designed to reduce parental conflict in front of children, this example includes a conversation over being withdrawn.

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