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Strengthening Parental Relationships

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 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. Hampshire County Council Strengthening Parental Relationships toolkit has information on understanding what can trigger arguments, and to develop our ability to manage things in a calmer, more helpful way.

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Hampshire FISH

Hampshire’s Family Information and Services Hub (FISH) is a one-stop shop for parents, children and young people to find information, advice/support and services in Hampshire. This includes:

  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Childcare and early years education
  • Short breaks, activities, leisure and play
  • Family Support Service information
  • Youth support services
  • Information for Children in Care & Care-leavers

For additional resources and support relating specifically to family support and parenting, view here: Family Support | Family Information and Services Hub (

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