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New MilParent Specialty Consultation

Benefit overview

If you’re getting ready to welcome a new baby or are parenting a young child, there may be times when you need to call in backup from your family, friends, unit and the entire military community.

That’s why Military OneSource offers the New MilParent specialty consultation. This free, individualized, confidential support is designed for expectant military parents and those with children up to age 5.

Professionally trained consultants can provide individualized support on a wide range of topics.

How this benefit helps

New parenting affects every corner of your life, and Military OneSource can help. From general parenting best practices to more specific issues like discipline, single parenthood and potty training, we’ve got tools and solutions.

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Manage sleep and overall new parent transitions.

Feel like you haven’t slept in weeks? Talk to a New MilParent specialty consultant.

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Find child care.

Struggling to find child care when your leave comes to an end? Let us help with your search.

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Understand developmental milestones.

Confused about developmental milestones? We can help cut through the information clutter.

Talk to a New MilParent consultant for confidential help with a variety of parenting topics, including:

  • Developing a routine for your child
  • Reducing parental stress
  • Learning the benefits of regular self-care
  • Exploring best sleep practices for you and your child
  • Understanding developmental milestones
  • Preparing for parenting through deployment and preparing young children for separation
  • Finding child care options
  • Managing difficult behaviors
  • Connecting and communicating with your partner
  • Preparing for preschool
  • Exploring emotional growth, increasing confidence and regression in toilet training
  • Connecting with your partner after your baby arrives
  • Navigating single parenthood
  • Strengthening and expanding your parenting network
  • Learning techniques for effective parenting when both parents are on active duty
  • Discovering community and branch-specific resources

The specialty consultation also has lots of information specific to parenting in the military.

  • Find branch and base-specific military programs for children.
  • Connect with the military parenting community.
  • Get expert tips for parenting through deployment and preparing young children for separation.
  • Make the most of specialized information for dual active-duty new parents.

Who is eligible?

Eligible service members and spouses include expectant parents and parents of children up to age 5. Access is available to eligible participants for an unlimited number of sessions. Service members and military families are also eligible for Military OneSource services for a full year after separating from the military.

MilParents of children over the age of 5 can talk with other support personnel through the Military and Family Life Counseling as well as Peer-to-Peer Counseling programs.

How to access this benefit

Learn how Military OneSource provides support and resources for New MilParents. Call 800-342-9647 or live chat with us to get started and to schedule your New MilParent session. OCONUS/international? View calling options.

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