Keeping Your Family Strong

All families have their ups and downs, but military life comes with its own unique challenges. Resilient families bounce back quickly from stress and major transitions. They are flexible, optimistic, have confidence in their own strengths and recognize when to reach out for support. Build resilience in your family with these resources from Military OneSource.


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20 MilParent Power Tips to Step Up Your Parenting

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 20 tips to help you step up your parenting and improve your child-rearing skills. Everyone wins with responsible parenting.

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Sesame Street for Military Families Helps Children Through Life’s Milestones

The Defense Department has drawn on the familiar Sesame Street characters to help children ages 2-6 through the milestones of relocations, deployments, transitions and more.

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How to Create and Maintain Routines

Routines with predictable mealtimes, homework schedules and bedtime rituals benefit the entire family. Find tips for creating and maintaining routines to help your family thrive in your MilLife.

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Remember America’s Military Heroes on Memorial Day Weekend

On the last Monday in May, our nation honors the selfless heroes who gave their lives to defend the land we love and the freedoms we believe everyone deserves.

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Tips for Building Family Resilience

Protective factors are conditions in families and communities that increase your family’s health and well-being.


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