how to coparent during a 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…
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preparing a child for a parent’s deployment

There are some common ideas that parents have around deployments and their children. Some believe that the little ones won’t even realize that Mom/Dad left; or since they…
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reconnecting with your child after deployment

Jason was sitting on the white bus waiting to be taken to the parade field for the big homecoming formation and ceremony. This was his third time coming home, but last…
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what does consistency in parenting look like for military families? 

what does consistency in parenting look like for military families? 

Imagine if you didn't know the Standard Operating Procedures for your job. What if you had no clue what would or wouldn’t upset your boss? For most of us, that would cause a lot of anxiety! The same is true for children. They need consistency.
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how to take the best of your military training into the family and leave the rest at the door

how to take the best of your military training into the family and leave the rest at the door

Here are key military values that are great to bring in to the family (with moderation) plus a couple of additional values that are essential to good child development.
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the worth of one: teaching our children to value their worth is vital to their mental health

the worth of one: teaching our children to value their worth is vital to their mental health

I knew from an early age that my son was not defined by his behaviors, but building self-worth and confidence in a child who experiences mental health challenges is a difficult task.
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the undue pressure of being picture-perfect

the undue pressure of being picture-perfect

While society’s idea of family may include myriad combinations of gender, age, race, background, and socio-economic status, we remain fixated on attaining perfection. And in large part, we do that to ourselves through social media.
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time for you: five new years resolutions for a happy, healthy new year

time for you: five new years resolutions for a happy, healthy new year

Parenting a child who has mental illness means that your life doesn’t look like everyone else’s—and it doesn’t have to. This year, while everyone else is heading to the gym again, resolve to care for yourself, just as much as you care for your children.
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