Posts Categorized: Parenting

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 »

Alcohol Awareness Week: Relate Bedfordshire and Luton Issues Advice For Parents Worried About Their Teenager’s Drinking

Most teenagers have begun experimenting with alcohol by their mid-teens but this doesn’t make it any less worrying for parents.  With the Christmas party season nearly upon us, the chances of your teen being offered a tipple or two are even higher.  But how do you intervene if your teenager’s drinking is becoming a problem… Read more »

Tips For Parents On Exam Results Day

As exam results come out, parents sometimes feel unsure how to help their teenage children who feel under pressure or are disappointed by what they have achieved. “We adults sometimes take for granted problems that young people have at school,” says Relate Bedfordshire & Luton CEO Angela Foll. “We all went through it, and sometimes… Read more »

Shall We Or Shan’t We?

You’ll have seen pictures of Princess Charlotte’s royal christening, and now you might just be thinking to yourself whether the time is right to follow Kate and Will’s lead and have another child – or even start a family with your first-born. Such thoughts can be exciting, hopeful, daunting and very possibly bring up a… Read more »

People In The Midlands Report Better Relationships With Mums Than Dads

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton’s tips for better communication with dads this Father’s Day Research by Relate, the leading relationships charity, has found that people in the Midlands are less likely to report a very good relationship with their dads than with their mums.  In the poll of over 5,000 people across the UK aged 16+,… Read more »

Royal Baby Fever – Relate Bedfordshire And Luton’s Five Things To Think About Before Having A Second Child

With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child due any day from now, many parents will be questioning whether to follow in the royals’ footsteps by adding to their brood. In anticipation of the discussions the royal baby is likely to spark amongst couples, Relate Bedfordshire and Luton has come up with a list… Read more »