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  • Parenting skills training helps moms and dads manage the challenges associated with raising children of various ages and stages — from how to handle a toddler’s tantrums to how to talk to your teenager.
  • Fleet and Family Support Center parenting programs provide useful tips and information that are aimed at helping parents become better parents.


Family life affects work life and for more than half of our military personnel, life includes children. FFSC parent education supports command readiness and retention by:

Allowing active duty parents to focus on work

Boost production and safety

Reducing stress

Preventing family violence

Providing tools for active duty parents to cope with the challenges of raising children in a military family


This four-hour workshop addresses the pain and loss of a family breakup from the child's perspective. Topics of discussion include typical reactions of children of different ages, things children need to hear, and what parents can do to help them through the pain. Suggestions for the non-custodial parent are also provided.


The culture of fatherhood is changing as dads become increasingly involved with their children. Dads are often seen as “disciplinarians”, yet come to the job with no specific training. This interactive single-session class provides an opportunity for fathers to gain valuable, practical information about parenting. Participants will discuss parenting styles and learn effective discipline techniques to help raise responsible, well-behaved children.


This single-session workshop includes discussions on the myths of step family living, the different roles a stepparent may assume, the stages a step family goes through as they develop, and tips for handling discipline. Discussion also includes information on step-parenting in a military family.


Expectant service-women face special challenges as they make the transition into parenthood. This four-hour workshop was created to provide information to ease the way. Topics discussed include the Navy's policy on pregnant service-women, Navy Family Care Plans, housing information, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and information about their Budgeting for Baby program, child care resources, FFSC programs and services, the WIC program, and information on career planning. Registration is open to first time expectant service-women. Their partners are strongly encouraged to attend with them.


This six-session program provides parents the opportunity to grow and learn with their child, ages one to two-and-a-half years. Topics include stages of toddler development such as, potty training, separation anxiety, fears, sharing, language and physical development, discipline tips, and much more. Developmental activities are available for your child while support and information are available for you.

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