There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right path,
the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands – Ann Frank

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This web site contains thousands of pages of recommendations and advice contributed by members of the Berkeley Parents Network, a parent-to-parent email network for the community of parents in the Berkeley, California area.  Many busy parents have taken the time to enlighten and inform us with their suggestions, their wisdom, and their experience, archived here for all who need it. Please help yourself and use it in the spirit of sharing!


BANANAS is a non-profit child care referral and support agency serving the diverse families in Northern Alameda County, California. We provide free parenting information, workshops and referrals to family child care, child care centers, preschools, babysitters, in-home caregivers, nannies and playgroups. We provide subsidized child care for parents in need. We also offer training, workshops, classes and technical support to caregivers and child care programs to assure parents a wide selection of quality care.

Clinica de la Raza

La Clínica’s comprehensive services include: pediatrics, family medicine, women’s health care, mental health services, dental and vision care, and health education. We offer these services regardless of people’s ability to pay or insurance coverage. To most effectively serve the diverse community of the East Bay, La Clínica hires health practitioners who fluently speak Spanish, English, Chinese, as well as Hindi, Arabic, and Amharic.