For parents and professionals, Military OneSource’s Baby Wheel helps you understand how to help a child flourish during this important time of growth and development.
Parenting Infants and Toddlers
Welcome to parenthood. It is the most rewarding and challenging job you’ll likely have. However, as a warrior, you are well trained and understand you need to rely on others for mission success. Military OneSource is part of your parenting support team, connecting you to valuable intel, resources and benefits so you can enjoy these first memories of parenthood.
Understanding Your Child's Developmental Stage
Children change quickly. It can feel like you blinked and your sleeping infant turned into an independent 3-year-old. Turn around and suddenly that 3-year-old is off to high school.
6 Tips to Harness Your MilParent Power
As a service member, spouse or survivor you know the importance of being a good guardian — of country, community and family. Responsibility is nothing new.
Protect Your Children from Health Risks by Building Family Resilience
As a parent, being aware of factors that can impact your child’s well-being – even into adulthood – is mission-critical. Research shows that when a child has a secure bond or attachment with their parent or caregiver, they can better manage stress.
12 Can’t-Miss Parenting Resources for Military Parents
From new parent support assistance to newsletters packed with information, military parents have access to numerous resources to make your job of raising kids a little easier and a lot more fun.
New Military Parents: Seven Ways to Keep Your Child Safe, Happy and Healthy
Welcome to parenthood. Parenting can be the most rewarding and challenging job you’ll likely have. As a warrior, you’re trained to depend on a team and leave no service member behind.
MilParent Power: Parenting Support from Military OneSource
Parenting has a lot in common with being in the military. It requires smarts, skills, attention to detail, and support — it’s an “always-on” job, and it takes time to master.
The New Parent Support Program
The New Parent Support Program helps military parents, including expectant parents, transition successfully into parenthood and provides a nurturing environment for their children.
Potential Signs of Postpartum Depression
While the "baby blues" are common for many women after giving birth, some women face a more prolonged and serious period of depression. If your feelings of sadness or anxiety do not go away, you may be suffering from postpartum depression.
How to Communicate With Children From Birth to 5 Years
The way your child communicates will change a lot between birth and the age of five, and children have a language of their own. Knowing what to expect can help you understand and respond to your child in meaningful ways.
MilParent Power Resources
Parenting takes time to master. It requires smarts, skills, attention to detail and support. The good news: there are lots of resources for service members, spouses, survivors and their children.
The Military Parenting Community: Building Resilience One Family at a Time
Raising a child can be the most exhilarating of adventures. It can also be exhausting, overwhelming or relentless — sometimes all at the same time.
Tips for Disciplining Your Child
Misbehavior is a natural part of growing up. However, dealing with it as a parent requires lots of deep breathing, patience and strategies for discipline.