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why were children from military families called military brats?

Asked By: Ruby - 6/6/2009
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Some people in society thought they were spoiled because they often lived things a little easier then civilians as far as job benefits the military gets; on-post schools, free medical, free social programs, etc. Expecially in the Great Depression and the 1970s since the military can be kind of sheltered from the... More
Answered By: mnbvcxz52773 - 6/6/2009
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Since these children did not have a normal life and were moved around the world so much, their parents had a habit of treating them with fewer rules. This made outsiders consider them brats. Truth is, being on a military base most of the time has more strict rules than civilians.
Answered By: sensible_man - 6/6/2009
 
your question is in past tense, military children are still called military brats
Answered By: Silverpalm - 6/6/2009
 
its a term of endearment...... you know... just like your mom called you a little shit?
Answered By: luvinsuzie - 6/6/2009
 
Military dependents get into all kinds of trouble. We had 2 die not to long ago racing on a military base.
Answered By: brandon j - 6/6/2009
 
They were called military brats because most ot the time their fathers were away from home and the children did what they wanted, no type of discipline. Often times too, the families were transferred frequently and there was little consistency. Plus, I am sure that many children took advantage of their parents rank and... More
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Answered By: Kitty Kat - 6/6/2009
 
I agree with mnbvcxz52773, they are insulated from the wider world and tend to have their own narrow view of the world. Here's a clip from the Documentary 'Bombs, Brits and Cheerleaders' about a USAF Family being posted to Lakenheath in England. http://www.linktv.org/programs/bombs_brits
Answered By: Bamford1000 - 6/6/2009
 
mnbvcxz5... I thought you were describing me up until your last line... More
Answered By: Big Chris - 6/6/2009
 
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