Free parenting resources


Drawing on over 50 years of family counselling experience, The Spark has produced a range of free parenting resources. These are designed to help parents and families deal with the common relationship issues and challenges faced in day-to-day life.

Tips and advice

Free booklets

Click on the links to download free copies of The Spark’s relationship booklets covering many aspects of modern parenting.

free parenting resources to download from The Spark Surviving the Teenage Years

Change is not easy and the years when a child becomes an adult will not be stress-free for parent or child. This relationship resource from The Spark offers advice and tips for parents and teenagers to help build and maintain positive relationships. Download a free copy of ‘Surviving the Teenage Years’ (PDF file 400kB). Please note download will open in a new window.Alternatively, request printed copies of this resource.

free parenting resources to download from The SparkFamilies Come in all Shapes and Sizes

This relationship resource booklet by The Spark offers hints and advice for parents, step-parents and children adjusting to the relationship issues that often occur in blended families. Download a free copy of ‘Families Comes in all Shapes and Sizes’ (PDF file 430kB). Please note download will open in a new window.

Alternatively, request printed copies of this resource.

free parenting resources to download from The SparkTips for New Parents

Created in partnership between The Spark, NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, this relationship resource booklet aims to give new parents tips on how to keep their relationship strong while adjusting to life with a new baby. Download a free copy of ‘Tips for new parents’ (PDF file 3MB). Please note download will open in a new window.

Alternatively, request printed copies of this resource.

For printed copies, please contact Marketing@thespark.org.uk.