Military Dads Have to Re-Learn Parenting after Deployment (Summary).
American Bar Association. ABA Center on Children and the Law.
Published: April 2014
ABA Child Law Practice
Vol. 33, No. 4 , p. 63
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Findings from a study are shared that indicate that while 14 military fathers had early anticipated reuniting with their families, they reported significant stress, especially around issues of re-connecting with children, adapting to expectations from military to family life, and co-parenting. Half of the fathers met the clinical definition of having Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Military personnel; Father child relationships; parenting skills; child rearing; posttraumatic stress disorder