We all know that arguing is a normal part of everyday life in relationships but, when it escalates and the conflict isn’t resolved, it can have a huge impact on children, young people and the whole family.
Here in Blackburn with Darwen, we have help available for all parents who may be facing difficulties in their relationships.
Whether you’re still together or co-parenting, you can join one of the free seven week courses at a local children’s centre.
At the group, we’ll help you work on everything from communicating effectively to problem solving.
You’ll be with other parents who are facing the same challenges and will be supported by specially-trained staff.
There’ll be a focus on managing difficult situations, relationship skills and balancing family life and the course will promote personal learning, growth and self-awareness.
More than 100 couples have already accessed the groups, which also offer crèche facilities, and there’s been fantastic feedback.
One of those to take part is Blackburn dad, Vincent Charnley.
The 33-year-old said:
“It was life changing for me."
“The programme helped me really reflect on myself as a dad and has had a really positive impact on my relationships with my children.
“Communication right across the family has improved and I can honestly say I’m now a better dad.
“I would highly recommend it.”
If you’d like to find out more about the course and whether it’s right for you, ring 01254 585000 for a quick chat.
Or, you can drop us a message through our Facebook page – search Blackburn with Darwen Council.
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