Benefits

Parenting and Children – Benefits

Raising a family can be costly. As a service member, you qualify for numerous family benefits that assist with the expenses of the necessary items – education, medical care and child care. Take advantage of all your military benefits, including. …
Resources

Parenting and Children – Resources

As a service member, you have access to a number of resources that can assist you with each phase of parenthood – from those sleep-deprived nights with your newborn to the busy days of helping your teen prepare for college. Here are some. …
Article

Thrive Helps Military Parents and Children

THRIVE is a free, online program for parents of children from birth to 18. It promotes positive parenting, stress management and healthy living.

Expanded Hourly Child Care Options

The Department of Defense offers military parents a variety of child care services so each family can find a solution that fits their needs. Military OneSource now provides MilParents another way to find  hourly child care.

Article

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.

Essentials

New MilParent – The Essentials

New MilParent is a Military OneSource specialty consultation designed specifically for expectant parents and parents of children up to 5 years of age.

Article

Sesame Street for Military Families: Helping Kids Through Life’s Milestones

For many years, colorful Sesame Street characters like Elmo and Big Bird have helped children learn while having fun. The Department of Defense has drawn on these familiar friends to help children ages 2-6 through the milestones of relocations, deployments, transitions and more.

Essentials

Parenting Infants and Toddlers – The Essentials

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 few years of parenthood.

Article

Ways to Secure More Parenting Wins

MilParent Power offers tools, tips and tactics to help keep children and families healthy, safe and strong.

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Healthy Sexual Behaviors in Children

The birds and the bees. It can be a tough conversation for any parent to have with their children. Rather than avoiding it, prepare early by understanding the childhood stages of healthy sexual growth. Understanding their development stages can better prepare you for “the conversation” and any questions they may ask you about gender, sexuality and relationships along the way.

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Getting the Most from Military Kids Connect

Military kids get to develop skill sets other kids never learn. As a parent, that’s your job — helping your kids cope in healthy ways to changing circumstances.

Guides and Toolkits

The following management tools are available for download and printing by children and youth program service providers to help conduct and promote their programs. Upgrades for Acrobat Reader software are available at no charge at. …
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MilParent Power Is Help for Parents

MilParent Power offers helpful information and practical tools to help busy military parents build family togetherness, readiness and resilience.

Parent Support Websites

These resources include information on adoptions, new parent support systems and other tools to help first-time parents. Adoption AdoptUSKids: AdoptUSKids is a federally funded project. …
Webinar

Preparing for Your Parents‘ Deployment

This webinar assists parents and caregivers with preparing children for deployment. It addresses what children can expect during deployment, the positive aspects of deployment, possible stress associated with deployment, the effects of that. …