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Parenting and Teen Stress

Teens juggle many things: fitting in at school, managing classwork and clubs, the daily tidal wave of hormones, and the ups and downs of high school romances.

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Stress Management for Teens

Stress is a normal part of life, and learning how to deal with it in a positive way is key for overall well-being at any age. This webinar is intended for parents, teens and people who work with teens. It offers information about how to help. …
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Military Youth and Teen Programs

When it comes to keeping kids busy with age-appropriate activities, military youth and teen programs offer something for every child, including organized activities, field trips, computer labs, music stations and workout rooms.

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Health and Wellness Coaching for Teens

Help your teen get on track to good health and fitness. Health and wellness coaching is available for those 13 and older.

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For Military Youth and Teens – The Essentials

Making sure military children are cared for and ensuring that a variety of programs and services are in place to support the unique needs of military children, youth and families is a high priority of the Defense Department. Children, Youth and Families programs and initiatives are designed to support military youth as their needs change over time — so that military parents and children thrive every step of the way.

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Parenting Youth and Teens – The Essentials

As a parent, your job is to raise children and teens to cope in healthy ways to changing circumstances like deployments, moves and new schools. Military OneSource is there to help you parent at every stage, offering guidance on making moves easier for your kids, helping you support your child at school and encouraging you to talk to teens about important topics like substance abuse and managing stress.

Children, Youth and Teens Service Regulations and Orders

Military programs are governed by federal law, Department of Defense policy and additional policies specific to the branches of service. The below links indicate where service-specific policies that govern children and youth programs in the. …
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College Scholarships for Military Teens and How to Apply

Military families have two scholarships designed just for military kids to help ease rising college costs. The Fisher House Foundation administers the Scholarships for Military Children Program and the Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship.

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Talking to Your Military Teen About Substance Use

With the challenges of long family separations and permanent change of station moves, military teens may be more vulnerable to drug and alcohol use. Certain common challenges like a need for social acceptance at a new school may prompt teens to act before considering consequences.

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Support Your Teen to Have Safe and Healthy Relationships

As a parent, you want your children to be safe, healthy and happy. And while forming relationships and developing romantic feelings for their peers is a natural part of growing up, relationship abuse is common, and can start early. One of the best ways to be a supportive parent is to know the facts from the start.

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Help Your MilTeen Prep for Success

Military parents of teens can help their child learn basic professional dress and communication skills for applying for jobs and scholarships or exploring career paths.

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15 Tips for Helping Your Teenager Deal With Deployment

Patience, communication and extra care can go a long way in comforting a teenager who is dealing with deployment. Knowing how to respond as a parent to the feelings associated with deployment will ensure a successful transition for everyone.

Defense Department Summer Camps

Have some activities planned to keep your children busy, engaged and having fun when school lets out. Defense Department summer camps may be a great addition to your child’s summer lineup.

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Youth Employment – The Essentials

A first job is an important milestone that can propel a young person to future success and pave the way for exciting opportunities. Whether your youth is still in school or just starting the search, Military OneSource provides plenty of resources to help military families get a leg up in the job hunt – such as mentors and internships. Check out some strategies to set your youngster up for success.