Parenting Resources & Links

 

  • Baby Sign Language 
    Baby sign language is a great way to help you communicate with your pre-verbal baby. Baby sign language helps babies that are ready to communicate, but can’t quite bridge the gap to full speech.
  • First 5 California Parents' Site
    Information regarding brain development, early language development, fine and gross motor skills, healthy nutrition, safety, activity ideas for babies to preschoolers, and much more.
  • La Leche League
    Helps mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and promotes a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
  • National Parent Helpline - Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent.
  • Paid Family Leave
    CA is home to one of the country’s few programs that offer workers paid time off when they have a baby, adopt, or foster a new child, or need to take care of a sick family member.  Find out more about this valuable benefit.
  • Parenting Tip Sheets 
    Created in English and Spanish; several parenting topics are addressed including, but not limited to, Tantrums, Say What You Mean, The Power of Choice, and Parent Magic.
  • Zero to Three Parent Resources 
    There is no such thing as a perfect parent. Parenting is an ongoing process of learning who your individual child is and what he needs to thrive. These resources are designed to help parents tune in to what makes children tick and to guide parents in thinking about the best way to meet their child’s individual needs.
  • Text 4 Baby 
    Join the thousands of moms who receive free text messages throughout their pregnancy and their baby’s first year. Receive critical health and safety tips timed to where you are in your pregnancy and timed to your baby’s age up till their first birthday.
  • All About Young Children 
    Parents are a child’s first teacher. Explore information to help understand children’s learning and discover new ways to support a growing child.
  • FatherTalk
    A blog written by a father, for fathers. Ideas, tips, and information for all stages of fatherhood.        
  • Children’s Success Foundation: Nurtured Heart Approach
    The Nurtured Heart Approach® is a relationship-focused methodology for helping children build their Inner Wealth® and use their intensity in successful ways. It has become a powerful way of awakening the inherent greatness in all children. It has a proven impact on every child, including those who are challenged behaviorally, socially and academically.
  • Mind in the Making
    Developed by Families and Work Institute (FWI), Mind in the Making shares the science of children’s learning.
  • Raising Happiness Blog
    Developed by Families and Work Institute (FWI), Through the Greater Good Science Center located at UC Berkeley, the Raising Happiness Blog offers science based tips for more joyful kids and happier parents.
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