Family Links Experience
Being a parent can sometimes be hard work and there are lots of different pressures and strains you might come across within your family as your children and teenagers grow up.
Parents tell us that by understanding more about why their children and teenagers behave in certain ways at different times of their lives really helps improve family relationships, emotional health and wellbeing. Also parents tell us how helpful it is to find out more about how their child or teenager is learning and developing.
Research tells us that the biggest influence for children and young people lies in the quality of the relationships they have with their parents and carers and what they do with their family, so its great to remember the importance of play and spending time together.
You should also be aware that there is a Local Authority-commissioned provider in each district across Worcestershire, known as Parenting and Family Support Services who run groups for parents and offer one to one family support.
These services offer welcoming, fun and supportive groups for parents to help with understanding more about your child or teenager. Many parents say they feel calmer, more confident and have a better relationship with their child or teenager after attending a group.
Parents also tell us that they value having as much information as possible about child and teenager development as it helps to know what to expect and how to get help when you need it.