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New MilParent – The Essentials

New MilParent is a Military OneSource specialty consultation designed specifically for expectant parents and parents of children up to 5 years of age.

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Military OneSource’s New MilParent Specialty Consultation

If you’re getting ready to welcome a new baby or are currently parenting a young child, you may be ready to lean on your support system. Parenting is an adventure – but it’s not one to be taken alone. New military parents need back-up from their family, friends, unit and the entire military community.

MilParent Power Toolkit

MilParent Power helps military families build their readiness and resilience with tips and resources. Use this toolkit and its resources to support your MilFamilies.

2020 Month of the Military Child Media Toolkit

  April is Month of the Military Child. In observance of this month, the Military Community and Family Policy program is collaborating with key partners to celebrate and support military children. Together, we’re featuring. …
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Parenting Infants and Toddlers – The Essentials

Welcome to parenthood. It is the most rewarding and challenging job you’ll likely have. However, as a warrior, you are well trained and understand you need to rely on others for mission success. Military OneSource is part of your parenting support team, connecting you to valuable intel, resources and benefits so you can enjoy these first few years of parenthood.

Child Abuse Prevention Month 2022 Toolkit

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the resources on this page will help service providers and leaders participate in this national awareness campaign.

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New Military Parents: 8 Ways to Keep Your Child Safe, Happy and Healthy

Welcome to parenthood — probably the most rewarding and challenging job you’ll ever have. As a warrior, you’re trained to depend on your team to operate at your highest level. Parenting is a team effort as well. In addition to assistance from family, friends and community, you can rely on Military OneSource to be part of your parenting team.

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Military OneSource Virtual Resources for Well-Being

It’s important to take care of all aspects of your health. This includes your emotional well-being. Military OneSource offers telehealth counseling and virtual support. This allows you to get the help you need while staying safe.

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Parenting Through Deployment – The Essentials

Your head’s wrapped around the whole deployment thing. You know what you need to do, you’ve planned your deployment, and 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).

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Becoming a New Father While You’re Deployed

Don’t let the stress of deployment spoil the bliss you feel as an expectant father. Even if you won’t be there for the delivery, you can still experience the joys of new fatherhood.

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Ways to Secure More Parenting Wins

MilParent Power offers tools, tips and tactics to help keep children and families healthy, safe and strong.

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Top Military OneSource Parenting Resources

You have a busy life working, caring for the kids, cleaning the house, running carpool and making dinner. Military OneSource understands that and does your homework for you. We highlight the latest resources, information and advice on parenting so that you don’t have to spend hours at the computer on your downtime looking up services.

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Potential Signs of Postpartum Depression

While the “baby blues” are common for many women after giving birth, some face a more severe and prolonged state of sadness and anxiety known as postpartum mood disorders. Help is available.

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Spouse – Resources

As a spouse, you manage the unique challenges of military life. You may take on new roles. You adapt to new schedules. Let Department of Defense resources help you and your family thrive. The Military Family Readiness System You. …
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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.