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Behavioral Health

Effective Parenting

Mother with three childrenMost parents can benefit from brushing up on their parenting skills. During difficult times, children and teens may act out and exhibit new or more extreme behaviors. For example, when a military spouse is parenting solo, as a result of a deployment, this new family dynamic may result in added stress for the parents, as well as the kids in the family. The added stress on the family may lead to behavioral problems at home.

It's not unusual for parents to find that the discipline techniques that once worked successfully are no longer effective. If you are having difficulty managing a child or teen, or you simply want to learn some parenting tips, you're in the right place.

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Professional Help

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Self-Help Resources

Find a variety of tools; including fact sheets, videos, books, and web sites to support effective parenting skills.

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Treatment Options

Parenting difficulties associated with a child or teen who is exhibiting a behavioral health problem may require professional help.

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