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.
Connect with support and resources for families impacted by problematic sexual behavior in children and youth.
The Department of Defense offers expanded hourly child care service for military families. Find answers to frequently asked questions here.
The New Parent Support Program helps military parents, including expectant parents, transition successfully into parenthood and provides a nurturing environment for their children.
One of the easiest ways for military parents to keep your children safe – and avoid the possibility of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS – is to arrange for a safe sleep place before your infant comes home from the hospital.
The way your child communicates will change a lot between birth and the age of five, and children have a language of their own. Knowing what to expect can help you understand and respond to your child in meaningful ways.
Each phase of a child’s life comes with different joys and challenges. Learning about your child’s developmental stage is one way to become an even better parent. By having the right information at the right time, you can help your child grow and learn. Here are some tips for better understanding and supporting your child’s growth, no matter the age or stage.
In many ways parenting is a lot like a military job: it’s a 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year commitment.
The birds and the bees. It can be a tough conversation for any parent to have with their children. Rather than avoiding it, prepare early by understanding the childhood stages of healthy sexual growth. Understanding their development stages can better prepare you for “the conversation” and any questions they may ask you about gender, sexuality and relationships along the way.
Military parents don’t always have it easy, but they never have to do it alone. Learn about the different types of support available to help your service member and their family thrive.
THRIVE is a free, online program for parents of children from birth to 18. It promotes positive parenting, stress management and healthy living.
New MilParent is a Military OneSource specialty consultation designed specifically for expectant parents and parents of children up to 5 years of age.
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.
Service providers and leaders working with military families enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program can use this list of education resources to support the military community.
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.
Raising a child can be the most exhilarating of adventures. It can also be exhausting, overwhelming or relentless — sometimes all at the same time.
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.