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 to buy and also from libraries.


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.


‘Read to Succeed – Books to Help Families’ lists helpful books for parents  (available in libraries across Fife).


If you live in Fife   -  The links below are supports that other parents in Fife have found helpful. 

Active Fife

Adult and Community Learning

Arts, Entertainment and Culture

Countryside Volunteers

Libraries in Fife




Parenting across Scotland

Ready, steady, baby

Children 1st

Things To Try