New military website teaches parenting skills

Link to MilitaryParenting.org website

The Department of Defense launched a new website ealier today aimed at helping active duty, reserve and veteran military parents communicate with their children. MilitaryParenting.org is a free, online course providing a “boot camp” approach to the basics of parenting.

Staff Sgt. Sabina Siegele and Senior Airman Matt Siegele, an Air Force couple at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., enjoy time after work with their daughter, Stephanie. The Siegeles like the age-appropriate scenarios of the new MilitaryParenting.org website. Department of Defense photo.

Staff Sgt. Sabina Siegele and Senior Airman Matt Siegele, an Air Force couple at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., enjoy time after work with their daughter, Stephanie. The Siegeles like the age-appropriate scenarios of the new MilitaryParenting.org website. Department of Defense photo.

“The demands of parenting are difficult, especially for a military parent,” said Dr. Pam Murphy with DOD’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology. “It’s a daily callenge for them to stay close and connected with their children with the frequent seperations and hazards of a military lifestyle.”

The interactive course on MilitaryParenting.org consists of modules designed to help parents deal with everyday problems as well as issues unique to military family life. Videos of military and vereran families sharing their stories throughout the course provide insights every military parent can relate to.

The course currently includes six modules: Back into the Family, Promoting Positive Parent-Child Communications, Helping Your Child with Difficult Emotions & Behaviors, Positive Approach to Discipline, Managing Stress & Emotions as a Parent, and Parenting with Emotional & Physcial Challenges.

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