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Parenting: On Dad's shoulders

Welcome to the roller coaster ride known as parenting! There will be good days and tough days, and days when you wish that you could just go back to bed. Days and weeks that will seem to drag on forever, and then, in an instant, your child is in kindergarten, then middle school, high school, and then, in what seems like the blink of an eye, they are all grown up and leaving home to start their own lives and their own families.

But, know that those first years, from birth to age six, establish many values, habits, and behaviors that last a lifetime. Love your child, teach your child, and help them grow up to be the best they can be.

Good luck!!

Fortunately, you are not in this alone. Take a look at our listings for Parent Education Classes and resources for Becoming a Family 

Silicon Valley Guides and Resources for Parents

Bay Area Parent-Silicon Valley gives you the scoop on everything from baby gear to private schools. Most helpful are the magazine’s special editions, such as "Best of the Bay Area" and "Summer Survival Guide." Free monthly copies are available at many local outlets, including libraries, recreation centers, and other child-oriented locations.

First 5 of Santa Clara County’s lists local resources, including health information, breast feeding, emergency numbers, and agencies that help children with special needs.

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