Having a son or daughter child in America’s Navy isn’t always easy. If this is their first time away from home, it can be tough on him or her—and on you. Luckily, you’re not the first parent or family member to walk this road—in fact, you can learn a lot from those who have at sources like NavyForMoms.com and NavyDads.com. These sites are sponsored by America’s Navy, but parents are free to express their opinions, provide support and advice, and share their stories.