Posts Categorized: Parenting

Empty Nest – by Relate’s Sue Reed

The new academic year begins and fresh faced young people are preparing to start out at university.  For many this will be an exciting new venture, a chance to be independent and build a new network of friends.  It may be daunting, managing money, shopping and cooking can be a challenge and that’s before they… 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 »

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 »

Family time tops Christmas lists in the East of England

New Relate survey reveals the region’s festive hopes and worries 94% of people in the East of England said spending time with immediate family is important to them for a happy Christmas this year* 87% of people in the East of England rated avoiding family arguments as important to them for a happy Christmas The… Read more »

No time for Relate counselling? Try our webcam service

Time pressure and location can sometimes make it hard to arrange a counselling appointment. To help overcome this problem, we offer a webcam counselling service. Providing all the benefits of our face-to-face relationship counselling in a flexible and convenient format, webcam counselling allows you to discuss your relationship problems with one of our counsellors from… Read more »

Come to our Bedford Fundraiser- Saturday 6th September

 This Summer young volunteers from across Bedfordshire have been having great fun whilst raising money for Relate Bedfordshire and Luton The next event is on Saturday 6th September from 12 to 4pm Christchurch Hall, 117 Denmark St, Bedford MK40 3TJ Come along and help support our Young People’s Counselling Service For more details, see NCS… Read more »

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton’s six tips for six weeks of summer survival

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton is offering advice for parents ahead of the long school holidays. Calls to Relate Bedfordshire and Luton often increase dramatically after the school holidays, as family tensions simmer during the long summer break. Relate family counsellor Chris Ackers said: “Most of us look forward to the summer holidays. But sometimes, it… Read more »