Transition smoothly from summer to school by making a great game plan for the school year with your child. By doing so, you can help your child establish a sense of ownership in the plan to prepare them for – and perhaps even get excited about – going back to school.
Parenting Youth and Teens
As a parent, your job is to raise children and teens to cope in healthy ways with changing circumstances like deployments, moves and new schools. Military OneSource is there to help you parent at every stage, offering guidance on making moves easier for your kids, helping you support your child at school and encouraging you to talk to teens about important topics like substance abuse and managing stress.
As a parent of a military youth, you can help your children learn how to develop healthy ways to deal with stress and life’s curveballs.
MilParent Power offers helpful information and practical tools to help busy military parents build family togetherness, readiness and resilience.
The Department of Defense offers expanded hourly child care service for military families. Find answers to frequently asked questions here.
Parenting is a perfect example of family readiness and resilience – it’s an “always-on” job. Like a military mission, responsible parenting requires attention, smarts, skills and support. Here are 19 tips to help you step up your parenting and improve your childrearing skills. Everyone wins with responsible parenting.