One of the rewards of being in a healthy relationship is the emotional fulfillment it brings. Sharing a deep connection with someone can make the hard times easier and the good times even better. But it’s not unusual to sometimes feel disconnected from your partner. Work or parenting stress, along with the challenges of military life, can cause couples to drift apart.
Parenting Through Deployment
Your head's wrapped around the whole deployment thing. You know what you need to do, you've planned your deployment, you're ready — or at least you're getting there. But deployment preparation has an extra, important step when you're a parent — preparing your children for each phase of the deployment cycle (before deployment, deployment and after deployment).
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.
MilParent Power offers helpful information and practical tools to help busy military parents build family togetherness, readiness and resilience.
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.
Patience, communication and extra care can go a long way in comforting a teenager who is dealing with deployment. Knowing how to respond as a parent to the feelings associated with deployment will ensure a successful transition for everyone.