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.
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.
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.
Protective factors are conditions in families and communities that increase your family’s health and well-being.
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.
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.
Getting in shape for basic training starts at home. Find out how you can help your new recruit start off with strength and stamina.
Help your kids meet new people, try new things and have fun with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
In times of change, it’s reassuring to have a trusted source of information, resources and support. For service members, that’s Military OneSource — available 24/7 to help service members and their families thrive.
As a parent of a military youth, you can help your children learn how to develop healthy ways to deal with stress and life’s curveballs.
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.
Understanding the five areas of resilience can help you achieve resiliency and successfully meet the challenges that many military members experience.
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.
New MilParent is a Military OneSource specialty consultation designed specifically for expectant parents and parents of children up to 5 years of age.
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.