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Journal EntryPick the battles you both can win
The majority of problems among couples actually are not solvable, but they can be dealt with through discussion.
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Journal EntryReconnecting with your teenager
Teenagers can sometimes have difficulty with a deployed parent's return.
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Journal Entry Troff documentSibling support
Siblings play an important role in supporting service members.
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Journal EntryLook over there! Diverting deployment stress
Distractions are a great way to keep a child’s mind off of deployment stressors.
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Journal Entry text/texmacsChallenges facing service members caring for their aging parents
Military service members with aging parents are often concerned due to geographic separation and an already heavy load of other demanding responsibilities. However, through various forms of communication, family involvement, and a parent-care plan, worry can be reduced and emotional bonds can be strengthened.
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Journal Entry PGP keysCommunication is key
Proper communication between parents and children during deployment can reduce the risk of potential behavioral concerns.
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Journal EntryDon’t forget about yourself!
As the non-deployed parent, it is important to take care of yourself.
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Journal EntryCapitalizing on good news
Responding positively to news of good things helps strengthen relationships.
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Journal EntryA little consistency goes a long way
Creating and maintaining family rituals is a great way to reduce stress for parents and children.
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Journal EntryRecognizing signs of distress in children
Parents play a crucial role in helping children cope with deployment. Learning to recognize signs of distress can help prevent depression in children.
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