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We all want strong and healthy relationships, especially when it comes to our children. Sometimes we need a little help getting there.

Build relationships with your children and help your children build them with others.

If your child is facing challenges with others at school, home, or socially, you can help. Building emotional connections starts at an early age and continues into adulthood. Expressing and understanding another's feelings are key foundations to healthy and happy relationships. No matter the issue, we're here to help you build those relationships with your children and help your children build them with others.

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Articles about Relationships

The Fatherhood EFFECT
Parents

The Fatherhood EFFECT

Creating a Brotherhood of Strong Fathers

3 Ways to Build a Family Support System
Parents

3 Ways to Build a Family Support System

Find your tribe.

Understanding the 4 main parenting styles.
Parents

What is Your Parenting Style?

Understanding the 4 main parenting styles.

How to support your teen during difficult emotional changes
Tweens & Teens

Managing Your Teen’s Ups and Downs

How to support your teen during difficult emotional changes

Get answers about child custody plans and father’s rights.
Parents

Understanding Parental Rights, Child Custody, and Visitation Rights in Texas

Get answers about child custody plans and father’s rights.

4 Ways to Help Kids Deal with Their Emotions
Kids

4 Ways to Help Kids Deal with Their Emotions

Professional counselor shares how to help kids manage emotions.

How Daily Affirmations Develop Positive Self-Esteem
Kids

How Daily Affirmations Develop Positive Self-Esteem

Dr. Lahai Shares Tips on Raising Confident Children

Find parent support groups that are right for you.
Parents

You Aren’t Alone: How Parenting Support Groups Can Help

Find parent support groups that are right for you.

Venessa and her three children.
Parents

Be a Better Parent by Being Kind to Yourself

Using grace and forgiveness to manage parenting stress.

Find parenting help near you.
Parents

Child and Family Services: Help When You Need It

Find parenting help near you.

Learning to be a better parent.
Parents

Balancing a Blended Family

Managing parenting stress with a family of 15.

How a young single mom chose a new path for her kids.
Parents

Breaking the Cycle with Positive Parenting

How a young single mom chose a new path for her kids.

Parents and teens don’t always agree but understanding your teen’s challenges can help everyone.
Tweens & Teens

Co-Parenting Tips for Parents of Teens

How teamwork and a parenting plan can help your teen

Help kids understand the importance of saving and spending responsibly.
Parents

Planning Your Family’s Budget

Help kids understand the importance of saving and spending responsibly.

Learning to be a better parent.
Parents

Three Families Get Real About Parenting

Learning to be a better parent.

Connie Leon explains how she teaches her children to deal with their strong emotions.
Parents

Helping Children Deal with Their Emotions

How a little space brings you closer.

Your child will love having your full attention and your parent-child relationship will benefit from the time you spend together.
Kids

5 Steps to a Healthier Parent-Child Relationship

Easy ways to build and maintain family bonds.

Adding a child to your family is both joyful and challenging.
Parents

Tips for a Growing Family, Including Adoption

How to prepare yourself and your home for a new child.

Children need single dads who take care of all their needs.
Parents

Helpful Tips for Single Dads

Children need single dads who take care of all their needs.

See how dads and partners are a key part of the breastfeeding team.
Parents

Breastfeeding Support: Calling All Dads

See how dads and partners are a key part of the breastfeeding team.

Working moms can juggle it all.
Parents

Parenting Strategies for the Busy Mom

Family challenges means lots of family stress, especially for working moms.

Find local support for parents

Explore programs in your area to help with parenting skills, crisis intervention, home visiting programs, community and school-based mentoring, and more.

Need parenting help now?

The Texas Parent Helpline team is ready to listen, find solutions, and direct you to the right local resources.