Posts Categorized: Parenting

Iain Duncan Smith speaks at Relate Lecture

The Relate Lecture was held with Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith MP, in Whitehall on Wednesday 10th February. This successful event, which was chaired by Fraser Nelson, editor of the Spectator, also doubled as the launch for Relate’s new policy report, All together now: Stronger relationships for a stronger society…. Read more »

D-Day for help with divorce

Today has been dubbed D-Day (with apologies to those with wartime memories). D-Day is the date in January when more divorces are expected to be filed than any other day of the year. Christmas has come and gone. You’ve given it one last chance. You didn’t want to spoil Christmas for the children. But after… Read more »

How to avoid family arguments this Christmas

Christmas can be wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with your family, but, as so many of us know, it can also come with a whole host of pressures and challenges. It’s no surprise really. The hothouse environment of having lots of contrasting personalities all together indoors for long periods at a time. All the… Read more »

Should you be worried if your teenage son is watching porn?

People have different responses to porn. Whether they think about it from a moral, ethical or even legal point of view, often no two people have the same opinion. One of our Relate counsellors says that clients’ sexual issues frequently, to a greater or lesser extent, involve problems with attitudes towards using porn. Some see… Read more »

New ways of doing Christmas

Whom to spend Christmas with torments so many of us year on year. A Relate survey shows that 90% of us would like to spend Christmas with immediate family. Only 54% think that including extended family members is a priority. It gets more complicated when family members have different ideas about who these important ‘nearest… Read more »