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Parents

Your relationship matters! It's important to stay connected and stay involved with your baby. Young children learn best when they trust their needs will be met. It is important to understand what these needs are, as well as how to meet them while building a strong connection.

And if you, like many other people, didn't have a perfect childhood, it doesn't mean you can't be a great parent. You have the ability to make life better for you and your child starting today.

Children learn best when they do things with someone they love - like you! Simply talking, reading, and singing with your child creates a loving bond and plants the seeds for lifelong learning and educational success. For more information, visit the First 5 California Brain Development Center.

Ideas and information on how to strengthen your relationship with your child.
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The brain develops rapidly during the early years and even before a baby is born. See a listing of some frequently asked questions about this process.
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Parenting resources, milestones, videos, and a quiz.
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Facts from the Birth Parent Subcommittee of the Child Welfare Committee highlighting the importance of understanding the consequences that trauma histories can have for parents and their parenting.
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Ideas and videos on activities to enhance a child's development.
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Information on when you should seek advice or if you have concerns about your child's development.
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