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Parenting Through Deployment – The Essentials

Your head’s wrapped around the whole deployment thing. You know what you need to do, you’ve planned your deployment, and you’re ready — or at least you’re getting there. But deployment preparation has an extra, important step when you’re a parent — preparing your children for each phase of the deployment cycle (before deployment, deployment and after deployment).

Military Parent Resource Center

Active duty military parents can find support, tips and information in this resource center, facilitating positive parenting for all military families.

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PCS & Military Moves

Military OneSource makes it easy to connect with experts for immediate moving help, access powerful planning tools and get proven, practical moving information and resources on things like permanent change of station, staying safe while moving during COVID-19 and more.

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Understanding Your Child’s Development: An Overview for Military Parents

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.

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More Parenting Resources for Managing at Home During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are both teleworking and homeschooling their children. Here are some resources to help you stay the course.

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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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National Veterans and Military Families Month

Everything you do means everything to the strength of our force. From big-picture sacrifices to loving letters and homecoming hugs, thanks for everything — this month is for you.

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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.

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Military OneSource

Military OneSource podcasts are a simple way to connect to your best MilLife. They. …
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Military OneSource Confidential Help Eligibility

Military families have proven their strength in weathering unique issues, such as frequent moves, deployments and separations from loved ones. Because everyone struggles now and then, the Department of Defense provides confidential non-medical. …

When a Parent Deploys: Ages 2 to 5

“When a Parent Deploys” looks at the effects and common issues of deployment on children between the ages of 2 and 5. It will discuss how to talk to and help children deal with deployment, as well as provide tips to prepare children. …