Expanded Hourly Child Care Options

The Department of Defense offers military parents a variety of child care services so each family can find a solution that fits their needs. Military OneSource now provides MilParents another way to find  hourly child care.

Webinar

Parent / Child Communication

This webinar will discuss the benefits of effective communication between parents and their children, developmental issues, the basic principles of effective parent/child communication, communicating during conflict and talking with children. …
Article

Be Proactive with Child Custody

If you’re a military parent who has custody or visitation rights for your children, military service can disrupt those arrangements. But you do have rights.

Article

Signs of Child Abuse

Child abuse offenders come from all ranks, races, religions and income levels. As hard as it can be to imagine, an abuser can be your neighbor, co-worker or even friend.

General

Month of the Military Child

During Month of the Military Child, we recognize our military children and youth. This year more than ever, they have shown resilience and strength in the face of tremendous challenges from COVID-19. Their determination, positivity and triumph are everything.

Child Care – The Essentials

As a service member, you have many affordable child care options. Deciding which one is the best for your family is the question.

Resources

Child Care Resources

MilitaryChildCare.com MilitaryChildCare.com is a Department of Defense website that provides a single gateway for parents to find comprehensive information on. …

Child Development and Education

Child Development ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to "promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers." Its site provides a substantial. …
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Military Child Care Programs

Choosing child care may be one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a parent, and it can be hard to know where to start. Rest assured, the Department of Defense provides military families with a variety of quality, affordable child care options.

Article

Tips for Disciplining Your Child

Misbehavior is a natural part of growing up. However, dealing with it as a parent requires lots of deep breathing, patience and strategies for discipline.

Podcast

Build Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development

Having an understanding of the stages of healthy child development can help us, as parents, have realistic expectations for our children and help us avoid situations that are frustrating for both our kids and us. Check out this podcast for some. …
Podcast

Promoting Healthy Parent Child Relationships

With parenting information coming at us from every angle, figuring out what you need to know to be a good parent can be a little overwhelming. Check out this podcast for some helpful tips and resources for additional help and support.. …

Caring for a Deployed Service Member’s Child

Caring for a child of a deployed service member is an opportunity to serve the country in a unique way. Like everything, a little preparation and the right information will go a long way towards ensuring a smooth transition.

Helping Your Child Find a Mentor

Sometimes other adults have the special gift of helping our children see and use their strengths and talents. This is mentorship.

Webinar

TRICARE’s Maternity and Well-Child Coverage

This webinar will discuss TRICARE’s maternity and well-child benefit, as well as general information related to enrolling children (newborns, pre-adoptive and adopted) in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System.. …
Article

Child Custody Considerations for Members of the Military

Many service members have custody of, or visitation rights with, children whose other parent is not the service member’s current spouse. Absences due to military service can undermine and disrupt existing arrangements, creating stress on parents and children.