Do you know a military-connected family with a young child? Perhaps they are still serving in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard. You might know them as your mail carrier, your local store clerk, or your child’s teacher, yet they are a reservist or with the National Guard, training on weekends to serve our nation if called at a moment’s notice. Perhaps they are a Veteran, who served and are now back home. No matter what their connection to the military, you can make a difference by sharing the new Babies on the Homefront App with them. It will allow them quick and easy access to information on their child’s behavior, activities they can do with their child, and information and ideas to take care of themselves. It also allows parents to connect to the many resources developed just for military and Veteran families by Military Family Projects at ZERO TO THREE.
If you are a professional working with families who have very young children, this app was designed to help you make a difference. First, you may need to ask, “are you military connected?” If they are, you can use the many ideas presented in the app to discuss parenting strategies. You can view one of the videos together, or use one of the suggested activities. You can also link to the many free downloadable resources you can share with families from the app or from this website, including professional guides to assist you in learning more about the needs of babies and toddlers from military connected families. Please share information about this app with other professionals you know, including those in early care, mental health, family support, and health care.
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