Telling your child about a parent’s severe injury is a delicate issue that often requires some preparation and guidance.
Discover resources to help you secure quality, affordable child care and learn how to find out if prospective child care providers are licensed and qualified.
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.
Review these basic steps and resources to help you find quality, licensed child care.
Learn more about community child care options offered through the Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood-PLUS program.
Children and teens learn flexibility, adaptability and resiliency through their life in a military family, but they may not understand how to apply those strengths to their current life situation.
No matter where you are around the country or the world, you can still support your child’s education. With communication technology and strong interest, you can keep up with their grades and stay in touch with their teachers. Let your children know that school and education are important — whether you’re home or deployed.
Military parents can now use an expanded service to find hourly, flexible and on-demand child care. Find out about its features, how to register and more.
The best way for military families to show children healthy boundaries is to model it yourself – both with them and with other adults. Here’s a list of some common ways you can help your children learn to build this resilient skill in everyday family life.
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.
All parents advocate — speak on behalf of their child — for their child’s needs to teachers, doctors and others so their child can grow up happy and successful. Advocacy can include learning laws, finding resources and even representing your child to special program administrators, school boards and others.
In the military community, resilience is a familiar and important concept. Service members and their families are aware of the protective role that strong and healthy relationships play in enhancing readiness.
Through the DOD’s career opportunities initiative, Come Grow With Us, you can apply for both entry and management-level positions in many child development and youth programs worldwide.
Learn how school liaisons can help with a wide variety of child and youth education issues.
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.
It’s never too early to start teaching your kids about money. Encourage them to collect their allowance in a piggy bank whenever they start earning one.
You’ve received your PCS orders. Between looking for a new home and packing, you’ll have another big job to do if you’re a military parent — helping your kids cope with moving.
There will always be days when cold or rainy weather keep everyone indoors. But don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to fight cabin fever. Here are 11 tried-and-tested activities that can help children burn off energy, learn basic skills and have a good time.
Kids love playing outdoors, but that doesn’t mean you have to go to the park every day. Here are 10 outdoor activities that can help your children burn off energy, learn basic skills and have a good time.