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Caregiving

Caring for a family member with special needs can take an emotional and physical toll. Get information about self-care, asking for help and building community.
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Fun and Fitness – The Essentials

Getting in shape can be fun and a wonderful opportunity to bond with your family and community. Military OneSource resources can help you begin or sustain your path to a healthier you.

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Social Wellness

Everyone needs a wingman or battle buddy. Service members often refer to their unit as a “second family” who they can turn to for support, friendship, and even protection.

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Make Your Marriage Stronger

Marriages require maintenance and good communication to keep them healthy and strong. Still, sometimes your hard work isn’t enough. You may need the perspective and insight of a professional to guide you towards a solution.

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Tips for Building Family Resilience

Protective factors are conditions in families and communities that increase your family’s health and well-being.

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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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Healthy Sexual Behaviors in Children

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.

2020 Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year, the Department of Defense campaign aims to help families build resilience during uncertain. …
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Preventing Injuries in Military Training

As a service member, you can push yourself hard to reach your peak fitness goals. However, ramping up your workout too much could lead to injuries that can affect your daily performance. You can reduce your risk of injury by being informed.

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 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.

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The Pillars of Wellness

Understanding the five areas of resilience can help you achieve resiliency and successfully meet the challenges that many military members experience.

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Relationships – Resources

Marriages and relationships are a work in progress. Maintaining a good relationship or enhancing one requires work — or play. Military OneSource can provide you with ideas and connect you with resources, whether you and your partner want to get. …
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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.

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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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What To Do When You Feel Disconnected From Your Partner

One of the rewards of being in a healthy relationship is the emotional fulfillment it brings. Sharing a deep connection with someone can make the hard times easier and the good times even better. But it’s not unusual to sometimes feel disconnected from your partner. Work or parenting stress, along with the challenges of military life, can cause couples to drift apart.