Best Beginnings (www.bestbeginnings.org.uk) and the Institute of Health Visiting (www.ihv.org.uk). The project is backed by the Department for Work and Pensions as part of their Challenge Fund reducing parental conflict agenda.
Stress associated with transition to parenthood can trigger a significant decline in relationship quality and as a result, this dramatically increases relationship conflict between parents. We know that the first 1001 days of a child’s life is crucial for their development so exposure to parental conflict can be damaging. Our challenge is to create engaging, evidence-based, bite size online support that is easy to use, with the aim to reduce parental conflict. The material we develop will be co-created with parents. We seek to raise awareness around stressors and arguing, to help parents to build the skills to manage arguments better and ultimately improve children's outcomes.
This project is ongoing so please watch this space to see how we get on.