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Placer County Koinonia Family Services Hotline offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We exist...


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West Sacramento Allied Services For Kids (ASK) provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone. We help...


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Davis Allied Services For Kids (ASK) offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We are here to help youth, parents in...


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Safe Alternatives for Treating Youth (SAFTY) Santa Barbara provides free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We...


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Women's Center YFS Domestic Violence Helpline is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information by...


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California Youth Crisis Line provides 24/7, free and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We...


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Crisis Support Service of Alameda County offers 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support by phone and text message...


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The San Diego Access and Crisis Line (ACL) has been serving the people of San Diego County since 1997. It receives thousands of...


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Bill Wilson Center General Family Crisis Line provides 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We help...


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ASK Teen Line is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We exist to help youth in California,...


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Siskiyou County Crisis Service is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We support everyone in...


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Riverside County Helpline provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone. We help everyone in...


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Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Redwood Community Crisis Services is the sole provider of emergency crisis response in...


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Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We...


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El Dorado County Behavioral Health Division (South Lake Tahoe) offers 24/7, free and confidential support by phone. We help...


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Community Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We are here to help everyone in California,...


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NAMI Santa Clara Warmline provides free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We support everyone in California,...


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Community Action Marin Warmline offers free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We exist to help everyone in...


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New Hope Crisis Counseling Hotline offers free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We support everyone, people...


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Get help from a parenting support helpline in California, United States

Parenting can be tough. There are challenges to overcome every single day. You might feel overwhelmed at times. If you're needing support, there are 46 hotlines that support parents in California, United States that can help you get through the rough patches. Reach out if you are struggling with these parenting challenges:

  • Struggling with limiting screen-time
  • Feeling worried about the quality of nutrition your child receives
  • Unsure of what discipline techniques work best
  • Feeling overwhelmed with contradicting information about parenting you receive
  • Finding it challenging to control your emotions when your child misbehaves
  • Wanting to pass on the right traditions
  • Being unable to shield your child from harmful content in media and online
  • Worrying about ensuring quality education for your child

It’s perfectly normal to be confused, scared, and frustrated as a parent sometimes. It’s a challenging experience, and everyone copes with it differently. It can be difficult to go through it feeling alone or misunderstood.

Parent needs all the help they can get. It’s a difficult role, and receiving support from people who empathize can be crucial. It may make the difference between exhaustion and enjoying parenting.

If you think you might need support with your parenting, consider contacting a helpline in California, United States for free, confidential help.


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