Parenting a child with additional needs

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Parenting a child with additional needs

Whether you’re together or separated caring for a child with additional needs can be difficult. Our Relationships Matter 2019 campaign aims to raise awareness of how parents who have children with additional needs can be supported to have positive relationships that can help them deal with the ups and downs of family life. Relationships Matter 2019 was brought to Hartlepool in partnership with One Hart, One Mind, One Future, a local parent led group who recognise the importance of relationships for families who have children with additional needs.

Co-parenting a disabled child

For some parents, having to maintain contact and sort out child arrangements can be a huge strain. If you have decided to separate we have some hints and tips to help you carry on caring for your child, whether you live with them or not.

The positives of being parents to disabled children

There are a number of common difficulties parents face when their child has additional needs however 2 out of 3 parents say having a disabled child has been positive for their family. Read our summary of the research!

We’re waiting on a diagnosis and suspect ASD/ADHD

Whether you and your co-parent are together or separated, it can be a difficult time when you suspect your child may have additional needs and you are waiting for a diagnosis. Read our tips for improving your communication here.

What is the formula for a healthy relationship?

For some parents, having to maintain contact and sort out child arrangements can be a huge strain. If you have decided to separate we have some hints and tips to help you carry on caring for your child, whether you live with them or not.

Resources Coming Soon!

  • Agreeing on parenting styles
  • The benefits of doing activities as a family
  • We don’t agree on medical treatment
  • I am a Dad and my child has ASD
  • Managing time as a couple with a disabled child
  • Relationship problems with a disabled child
  • Respite

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Useful Links

There are a number of organisations in Hartlepool who could help you if you’re caring for a child with additional needs. Here are some of their details:

Hartlepool Carers

One Hart, One Mind, One Future

Daisy Chain

Hartlepool Families First

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