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Support for parents and guardians

Parenting is many things, but “easy” isn’t one of them. Raising a child can be challenging — and rewarding. So it’s important to find time to care for yourself.

Manage your stress with a wellness coach

Feeling stressed out? Don't wait to get help. One-on-one phone support from a wellness coach can help you reduce stress and improve your mental well-being.

Tools and resources for parents

At Kaiser Permanente, good health goes beyond the doctor’s office. From group health classes1 to wellness apps, you can choose from a wide range of resources and support.
Self-care for parents

Parenting can lead to difficult feelings. Taking care of yourself can help you manage.

Postpartum depression

It’s common after birth to have mood swings or even postpartum depression — but we can help.

Classes and support groups

Join one of our support groups or health education classes.1

Digital self-care apps

Try Calm, Headspace Care, and myStrength at no cost for emotional support and to help reduce stress.2

What is good parenting?

Sometimes it can feel like you’re not doing enough for your child — but striving for perfection can hurt more than it helps. Learn how to practice self-compassion and accept that you’re doing the best you can. 

How to boost your parenting skills

Whatever your parenting style, it takes skill to be calm and consistent. Select a topic area below for our top articles and videos featuring successful strategies to navigate parenting challenges.

Getting help with parenting

If parenting has you feeling overwhelmed, talk to your doctor. They can help you find support for many issues you’re facing and connect you to resources, from mental health services to help with your daily needs.

Search our directory of local programs that can help you with child care, food, transportation, housing, and more.

Find community resources near you


1Classes vary by location. Some members may have to pay a fee for certain classes.

2The services described above aren’t covered under your health plan benefits and aren’t subject to the terms set forth in your Evidence of Coverage or other plan documents. These services may be discontinued at any time without notice.


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Connecting to care

Got questions? Need help? As a Kaiser Permanente member, you have a range of options.

Make an appointment

Set up the in-person check-ups, telehealth check-ins, lab tests, and other appointments.



Email your doctor

If you prefer to write us, email is easy. And you can attach photos, too.



Call 24/7 for advice

Even when you’re not sure what to ask, let a care team member help you sort it out.