Preparing a Child for Deployment
Young people benefit from more rather than less communication and support around this important change.
Reconnecting with your Child After Deployment
Here are some considerations when reconnecting with your child after a deployment
Supporting Your Child During a Separation
Even through transition and separation, there are things you can do to before the separation and during to reduce stress and promote well-being for everyone in your family.
Strength, Resilience, And Challenges For The Youth Of Our Service Members
For the military child, the lifestyle presents with many opportunities for strength-building and has potential to also create unique challenges.
Supporting Your Spouse through Re-Deployment
The time leading up to your spouse returning from deployment is often a frenzy of varied emotions, tasks in preparation, and expectations for the time together to come.
Upfront Communication Eases Fear
Military parents can help allay negative feelings by talking to their children and validating their very real concerns.
How to Co-parent During Deployment
Coparenting, or the coordination between parents as they work together to raise a child, is hard work. Staying consistent, attuned, and effective as a team is a challenge for any family.
Consistent Parenting for Military Families
What does it really mean to be a consistent parent? Why is it important? And, is it even possible for military families who are constantly experiencing change and transition?
Helping Your Child Cope with Deployment
A parent’s deployment can bring up a lot of stress for families. In a two-parent household, deployment means a change to a single-parent structure, with all the economic and social pressure that comes with that.