The parenting partnership is the relationship that adults share in the raising of children. This is most often between a child’s biological mother and father but parenting partnerships come in many forms and can span generations.
When a parenting partnership is working well the parents are likely to be less stressed and enjoy parenting more while their children are likely to experience better social relationships with their families, teachers and peers.
We now know that the quality of parenting partnerships can be enhanced through intervention, however these interventions are often labour intensive and expensive. Connecting the Dots is aiming to find cost effective ways to promote parenting partnership quality in the everyday interactions that occur between services and families.