Many of these children have a different life style and copping mechanism than civilian children. There is a lot of moving and stress and anxiety
. Also a lot of separation problems and a sense of not feeling very close to the military parent in the family because they would leave on long tours of duty and leave the family.
There is a lot of guilt because in their mind they think there may be something wrong with them for their parents to be leaving them for sometimes a year and also seeing some of their friends suffer when their parents leave and wanting to have what civilian kids have.
Many of these kids have a problem connecting to others because they have learned that after they make some really close friends, their mom or dad would get orders to leave and move to another country and its better to not get very close to others to spare the hurt.
Then there is the hierarchy issue of ranks in the military. The military is against officers and enlisted mingling with each other and they are supposed to stay separate. Also the enlisted people feel sometimes like they are not as good as the families of officers.
Many times some families will abandon their friends because the parent got promoted and its in a higher rank. It's a whole different world growing up in the military.
Now another dilemma that they have to deal with is how many of the service people come home severely injured mentally and physically and also having to deal with death and PTSD is something many people in the civilian world don't have to deal with everyday.
Honestly? I got nothing.
It seems like an oxymoron because how can you be a brat and in the military at the same time? It's intense training, if anything, it's designed to make you a more solid, proud, and demanding person.
That's of course with me having absolutely no prior knowledge to this particular phrase ^^
Or sometimes the children and the whole family move around with the parent depending if they're actually in a war, I guess. At least that was the case with my mother. Just another casinario.
Just a term used for many years....many adults are proud t have been a 'military brat'.....we live in days where Political Correctness steps in and implies negativity....
My mother was a military brat but she wasn't a brat or in the military. Just wanted to say that. o.O But yes Elmo is right.
Military brats are the children of people who are in the military and not the actual service member. :)
I don't have the patience to read that, but i liked it anyways because it looks smartical:P
I am a military brat, self-described and proud of it. Sooooo. Not a problem at all.
Elmo sometimes can get wordy like that. It's the grown up boring Elmo version. :o
Ah well that explains a lot, thank you for that ^^
No problem Mighty (: