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Military Parent Resource Center

Military OneSource's A-list of resources that MilParents like you need and have found most helpful.

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As military parents, you want to raise happy and healthy children who will thrive. Sometimes that’s challenging with the pace of military life. But you have a strong community of military families and resources to support you in each stage of your parenting journey. And if it becomes overwhelming, we have self-care resources and expert guidance to help you through.

Start here for the most popular go-to resources that military parents use and have approved. Select your child's age:

Infants to Preschool School-Age Youth & Teens Young Adults

Resources to Support You at Every Stage

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Infants to preschool

Support your little ones’ well-being and development from the start, and find the resources you need, from self-care to developing family traditions.

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School-age children

When children are in elementary and middle school, emotional health, academic success and dealing with moves are both important and tricky. Use resources MilParents like you rely on.

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Youth and teens

Between COVID-19’s social isolation and digital media, teens today face bigger challenges and experience more stress than ever. Find the resources to support your teens’ growing independence.

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Young adults

Successfully launch your child into adulthood with resources to help them with college scholarships, interview tips, professional communication and more.

Self-Care Resources for Military Parents

We know military life can test you sometimes. Parenting will too. So that you can be there for others, we offer you a range of self-care resources to help you rest and repair. Check out our specialized support for situations that require customized help.

Specialized Support for Military Parents

We get it — not everything comes one-size-fits-all. Here are some situations that require customized help.

For Families With Special Needs

Your family may have special needs and considerations. Find customized resources to be an exceptional guardian to your family.

For Survivor Families

Find the support, benefits and services to help families cope and find a new normal.

For New Parents

New or expectant parent? Learn how to build healthy bonds with your little one, manage parenting stress and find key local services.

Incredible FREE Resources for Parents

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The MWR Digital Library lets you engage your family, find learning resources, identify after-school activities for youth, research tutors, tackle home improvement projects and much more — for free.

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The Defense Department is committed to supporting the health and well-being of all military children and families. That’s why the department partnered with the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State to develop a parenting-education program that promotes positive parenting, stress management and healthy lifestyle practices for children from birth to 18.

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Military OneSource is your free 24/7 gateway to information, answers and support. As a Defense Department funded program, we put expert confidential help to work for service members, immediate family and survivors who need a little extra guidance for all things MilLife. Just ask.

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