Preparing For An Involuntary Separation

Finding yourself facing an involuntary separation from the military can be a heartbreaking experience. You’ve invested years training or developing a skill set, received spotless performance evaluat..

Presence VS. Presents

Holiday spending is expected to reach an all-time high this year, raising both the profits fo..

7 Ways To Keep The End-Of-The-Year Holidays Special During Deployment

Deployment is an expected part of military life, but enduring those days apart never get easier..

5 Ways to Give Your Mil-Kiddos the Best Opportunities Possible

In 2007, I sat down on my living room floor and opened my book for a night class I was taking a..

3 Easy Tips to Keep Your Military Marriage Shatterproof

Dating, loving, and eventually marrying a service member can bring a flurry of butterflies. T..

Drowning in Child Care Costs? Here’s Your Lifesaver!

I was 7 months pregnant, working full time and searching for a child care provider. As a firs..

12 Tips for Helping Teens Deal With a Parent’s Military Deployment

A parent’s military deployment affects the children, no matter what age they are, including ..

Making the Most of EFMP Family Support Services with the EFMP Family Needs Assessment

The Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP, Family Support is excited to introduce the DD ..

New Military Parents: Seven Ways to Keep Your Child Safe, Happy and Healthy

Welcome to parenthood. Parenting can be the most rewarding and challenging job you’ll likely ..

MilParent Power Tips

Parenting is a perfect example of family readiness and resilience – it’s an “always-on”..

Protect Your Children from Health Risks by Building Family Resilience

As a parent, being aware of factors that can impact your child’s well-being – even into adu..

7 Postpartum Fitness Tips for New Moms

Congratulations on the new addition to your family and welcome to motherhood. Your body has bee..

Medicaid for Family Members With Special Needs

Medicaid is a federal program that provides eligible military families with benefits beyond TRI..

Education Directory for Children With Special Needs

The Education Directory for Children With Special Needs is a Web-based tool that helps milita..

Marriage Enrichment Programs

With deployments and frequent relocations, military relationships can be put to the test. You'v..

Boys & Girls Clubs of America: Military Partnership

Help your kids meet new people, try new things and have fun with the Boys & Girls Clubs of ..

Parenting and Teen Stress

Teens juggle many things: fitting in at school, managing classwork and clubs, the daily tidal w..

Make a Plan to Stay in Touch with Your Service Member

Communicating with friends and family is very important for service members; a phone call or ca..

Transferring Your Professional License: What’s Involved?

Moving across the country — or around the world — can be a great adventure. Here's some hel..

Boys & Girls Clubs of America: Military Partnership

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Help your kids meet new people, try new things and have fu..

Military Couples: When Both Spouses Are Service Members

Dual-military couples have the benefit of a shared experience, a basis of strength for some mil..

Ways to Support Your Kids in Grade School

As the guardian of your family, you want to both protect your children and help them be their b..

How To Get Your Kids Away From Electronics And Out Exploring Nature

Technology isn’t always a bad thing, but more and more kids can’t tear themselves away from..

Caring for a Deployed Service Member’s Child

Caring for a child of a deployed service member is an opportunity to serve the country in a uni..

How to Successfully Communicate as a Couple

For service members, a loving, resilient marriage is both a matter of personal happiness and fa..

8 Things You Should Know Before Your Service Member Leaves for Boot Camp

This list can help you - whether you are a parent, sibling, friend, fiancé or extended family ..

Tips to Get Through a Breakup

If you're dealing with the breakup of a relationship and the demands of military training or de..

Tips for Family Caregivers

1. Learning to Manage Stress Have you experienced any of the following symptoms recently: dist..

Preparing Your Family Care Plan

Whether it's a deployment or training, sometimes your military career obligates you to leave yo..

How To Support Your Children Through the Deployment Cycle

As parents, we want to be good role models for our children. When word of a deployment comes, y..

An Overview of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act

Every child deserves a quality education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ens..

Presents to Give Your Kids That Aren’t Toys

As parents everywhere are planning their holiday gift-giving, they must go through the frustrat..

5 Adoption Options

Military life is no longer a barrier to adoption as it once was. However, the adoption process ..

Your Checklist for Living Positive While Your Partner’s Deployed

During deployment, your partner's not the only one who has to step up and serve. Your job is st..

Make Active Living a Priority to Improve Family Fitness

Staying fit is part of the military lifestyle, but that doesn't mean it's easy. If you’re str..

Weighing Your Options For Child Care

Determining the best care for your baby or toddler can seem overwhelming. Each option has posit..

Family Readiness System

The Family Readiness System is defined as the network of agencies, programs, services, and indi..

Nine Ways to Help Your Kids Cope with Moving

You’ve received your PCS orders. Between using MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and, looking..

Study Confirms Military Family Counseling Works

Beat stress. Improve your life. You have proven and easy ways at your fingertips to improve wel..

How To Survive Marriage From Someone Who’s Done It For 53 Years

Judi Schindler is the first to tell you that marriage isn’t easy. Married at 22, she said sh..

5 Ways To Help Your Military Child Deal With A Move

The childhood experience of boys and girls from military families is undeniably unique. The chi..

Child Counseling Helps Kids Develop Healthy Habits

Child Counseling Helps Kids Develop Healthy Habits As a parent of a military youth, you ca..

Families Who Walk Together Talk Together

Family time is precious to service members and their families, so make the most of it by lookin..

5 Solo-Parenting Hacks For Endless Deployments

We’ve all been there. You finally get the kids to sleep, only to come downstairs to the mount..

Transitional Compensation: Help for Victims of Abuse

Victims of abuse can feel isolated and discouraged. For the families of military service member..

Family Fitness With Young Children

As a parent of young children, your time may not always feel like your own. Despite your best e..

Families Who Walk Together Talk Together

Family time is precious to service members and their families, so make the most of it by lookin..

Relocation Tool for Families

WASHINGTON -- During peak moving season Defense Department leaders want families to know new re..

Should I Quit Job to Spend Time With My Husband?

Dear Ms. Vicki, I recently married the man of my dreams. Everything between us is perfect. H..

American Red Cross Support for Military Families

The American Red Cross offers important support to service members, veterans and their famili..

Supporting Your Child’s Education at Home and School

Supporting a child’s education is one of your most important responsibilities. By cultivating..

Get Your Child the Right Start With Sure Start

Sure Start is a Department of Defense Education Activity program for command-sponsored children..

How To Address Substance Abuse With Your Teen

With the challenges of long family separations and permanent change of station moves, military ..

Learn How To Spice Up Your Military Love Life

As a sexuality counselor, I have found that the four words women hate to hear most after they..

If Your Child Out Of Control, Use these Tips

It was the middle of deployment, and I was already at the end of my rope. The oldest of my four..

How To Keep Your Relationship Strong During Separation

Whether this is the first time or the 20th time that your spouse has been called to active dut..

This Is The Best Time For An Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Maybe, so soon after a deadly duo of hurricanes ravaged some of its islands, this isn’t the b..

Life As a Male Military Spouse

As a male military spouse, you are part of a community that values you. While you and your wife..

Giving Your Child a Happy, Healthy Start

Every mother and father wants to raise a happy, healthy, well-adjusted child. Service members a..

Tips For Military Spouses Going Back To School

You’ve made the rewarding choice to go back to school. By pursuing your education goals, you ..

Ways Military Spouses Can Prepare For Their Event

It’s conference season! There’s just something about the fall that attracts multiple confer..