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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.

FFSC PARENTING WORKSHOPS

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

CHILDREN AND DIVORCE

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.

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DADS AND DISCIPLINE

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.

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ENHANCING STEP FAMILIES

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.

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NEW PARENT RESOURCE AWARENESS WORKSHOP

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.

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TODDLER-TIME

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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PHONE NUMBERS

Military Child Care Centers

Fort Eustis Army Post
878-4025

 

Fort Monroe Army Post
788-3595

Fort Story Army Post
422-7693/7413

 

Langley Air Force Base
764-3585/5650

 

NAS Oceana, Dam Neck Annex
492-8683

 

Naval Air Station Oceana
433-3164

 

Naval Amphibious Base
Little Creek 462-7868

 

NSA Norfolk, Northwest Annex
421-8266/8738

 

Norfolk Naval Station
444-3379/3239

 

Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth 
396-3220

Yorktown Naval Weapons Station 
887-4733

Child Development Homes Coordinators:

Fort Eustis Army Post
878-5584

 

Fort Monroe Army Post
788-2698

 

Fort Story Army Housing Area
422-7693

 

Langley Air Force Base
764-2360

 

Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek
462-7304

 

Naval Weapons Station Yorktown
887-4954

 

Family Child Care in Civilian Housing Eastern (Virginia) Regional Office
491-3990

Peninsula
594-7594 

 

 

 

 

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