Parenting & Children

While children don’t come with instructions, military parents have the next best thing — a wealth of parenting resources, benefits and programs available through Military OneSource. Military OneSource is by your side throughout your parenting journey — to help you through the early learning years and tricky teen years as well as the unique parenting challenges that come with the military lifestyle. Military OneSource can help you find affordable, quality child care, learn about adoption and foster care, help your children excel in school and more.

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Considering Military Adoption? Eight Things Service Families Should Know

Adoption is a great way to start or grow your family. The joy a child brings can be priceless.

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Deployment Resources for Families

While military families know how to stand strong, the stresses of deployment can bring extra challenges. At Military OneSource, we’re here to help — by connecting you to a wide array of programs and services designed for military families.

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5 Adoption Options

Military life is no longer a barrier to adoption as it once was. However, the adoption process can be a complicated journey and goes more smoothly with a little guidance and information.

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Cyberbullying: Recognizing the Signs and Helping Your Child

Find out more about cyberbullying, learn how you can help protect your children from electronic bullying behaviors and access resources to help when you suspect they may be engaging in the online bullying of others.

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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.

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