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Parenting - support and advice

Parenting is the most important job that we do but it can be hard work. All parents worry about their children at times, and about whether they are doing a good enough job. Parents often get lots of advice (not always asked for!) and it can be hard to figure out what will work for your family.

One excellent book to help families is ‘The Incredible Years: A trouble shooting guide for parents of children aged 2 – 8 years’. This is a practical guide about how to promote your child’s social and emotional development and how to manage difficult behaviours in children. It is available from libraries and can also be purchased on Amazon.

Incredible years book

Apps have been developed to support parents through different stages of their child development. Click here to view some suggested Apps to help with issues such as sleep routines, managing feelings and behaviour.

If you live in Fife   -  We’ve provided links to resources that other parents in Fife have found helpful. There is also information about local support for parents, including details about parenting groups across Fife. These groups help parents to be more confident about parenting and develop positive relationships with their children. They also result in improved child behaviour. Explore Parenting Programmes in Fife.

‘Read to Succeed – Books to Help Families’ lists helpful books for parents available in libraries across Fife. See the links for recommended websites covering specific issues related to child development.

Also check out:

Active Fife

Adult and Community Learning

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Countryside Volunteers

Libraries in Fife


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