If you’re a military parent who has custody or visitation rights for your children, military service can disrupt those arrangements. But you do have rights.
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.
People who abuse or neglect children come from all ranks, races, religions and income levels. As hard as it can be to imagine, your neighbor, co-worker or even a friend could be an abuser.
Misbehavior is a natural part of growing up. However, dealing with it as a parent requires lots of deep breathing, patience and strategies for discipline.
Choosing child care may be one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a parent, and it can be hard to know where to start. Rest assured, the Department of Defense provides military families with a variety of quality, affordable child care options.
Every April, the Family Advocacy Program aligns its awareness efforts with National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The 2021 campaign was titled, “All In to End Child Abuse.” However, we are committed to joining forces with our military community throughout the year to keep our MilKids safe. Learn how to help a child you suspect may not be safe.
Finding a great child care provider is like finding a new member of your military family. After all, your child will spend a significant amount of time there each week, and what happens at daycare can impact what happens at home.
As part of the American Rescue Plan, eligible parents may receive monthly payments of their child tax credit 2021 throughout the year.
Trusted adults can have the special gift of helping youth see and use their strengths and talents to navigate academic, career and life milestones. Explore mentorship options for your child.
Many service members have custody of, or visitation rights with, children whose other parent is not the service member’s current spouse. Absences due to military service can undermine and disrupt existing arrangements, creating stress on parents and children.
Healthy behaviors are developed in childhood, so get your child off to a good start with habits, actions and choices that promote health and well-being.
Everyone has a role to play in creating safe and healthy communities. This article will tell you how to find help if you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected.
According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, one in five students ages 12-18 experience bullying, which can be verbal, physical or electronic. Learn the signs and how you can help a child being bullied.
Find out more about cyberbullying, learn how you can help protect your children from electronic bullying behaviors and access resources to help when you suspect they may be engaging in the online bullying of others.
Sometimes strength means asking for help. Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program offer free, confidential, face-to-face non-medical counseling to support you with military and family life challenges like preparing for and handling a move or nurturing a relationship with a deployed spouse.
A little leisure is much needed when school lets out; however, children with special needs thrive with a little structure. It’s beneficial to maintain a routine during the summer as a way to keep your child learning and developing healthy habits.
Finding the right care for your child with special needs starts with asking the right questions. The military offers quality, affordable child care options, both on the installation and off.
Sure Start is a research-based preschool program offered by Department of Defense Education Activity that serves 4-year-old command-sponsored children stationed at overseas installations.
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.