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View Full Version : Tips for Raising Military Brats?

04-23-2008, 12:42 AM
Hi everyone -

I'm a former military brat and just wrote this article:
<a href="http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/722395/15_tips_for_raising_military_brats.html" target="_blank">
15 Tips for Raising Military Brats</a>

are your throughts? I'm sure I missed something important, I hope
you're not saying "This lady doesn't know what she's talking about!" I
grew up in a military family, but I'm not a military mom, so....

Anyway, THANKS so much for reading this! Have a great day! :)

04-28-2008, 01:39 PM
Good article. I would have added something about reminding military kids (my kids never liked being referred to as 'brats') to remember OPSEC--make sure they know not to be too specific in their online correspondence or on message boards. The world doesn't need to know daddy or mommy's date of return or departure for a deployment, etc.

05-24-2008, 03:09 PM
Thanks for the responses and the note about OPSEC.

I remember the OPSEC commercials on AFN! I wonder if they still run them?!

05-28-2008, 06:39 PM
<DIV align=center>http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gifGreat article!! http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif

As a person who was raised a military dependent (and, by the way, I DO like being called a "Military Brat", and referred to myself as a "Military Brat"), then was commissioned into the Army, and had a fewmilitary brats of my own I could really relate to your tips and how you felt it help you become a stronger person.

I'm now retired and preparing for my last move on "Uncle Sam's Nickel". I have one last child at home and some of the tips you gave we'll definitely implement when we move to Florida.

Thanks for your well-written and helpful article.

Hugs and blessings,


One last point, I remember seeing OPSEC commercials on AFN when I was in Korea a few years ago. They're still running and still very relevant. http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif