Parenting & Children

Wouldn’t it be great if children came with instructions? As a military parent, you have the next best thing to parenting instructions – a wealth of parenting resources, benefits and programs. Military OneSource is by your side through the journey of parenthood – through the early years and tricky teen years. Whether it’s finding quality child care, learning about adoption, helping your kids excel in school or connecting to resources, Military OneSource is here for you.

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Support Your Teen to Have Safe and Healthy Relationships

As a parent, you want your children to be safe, healthy and happy. And while forming relationships and developing romantic feelings for their peers is a natural part of growing up, relationship abuse is common, and can start early. One of the best ways to be a supportive parent is to know the facts from the start.

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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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Expanded Hourly Child Care Service FAQs

The Department of Defense offers expanded hourly child care service for military families. Find answers to frequently asked questions here.

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Making the Move Easier for Military Kids

Moving with kids can be a little like assembling a jigsaw puzzle. A little perspective and patience is needed for you to fit all the pieces together.

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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.

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