Military Brat SURVIVAL GUIDE
10 Tips to sur vive the militar y lifestyle!
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Be prepared to PCS Unless your a lucky one, you WILL be forced to move. Often times its more frequent then most. Unfortuantly this is how the military works, so always be prepared!
You need to understand the reasons behind the struggles you are put through. Sacrafices have to be made.
Be Supportive Support your soldier through it all! They go through so much, and your support means everything to them.
Dont get to Attatched Donâ€™t find yourself latching on to places/people because itâ€™s only a matter of time until you have to pack up and leave again.
Realize family is your rock Duty stations, schools, and friends come and go but you will ALWAYS have your family. Rely on eachother for comfort and friendship. Your family is what matters the most.
Just go with the Flow Because things are so quick to change you need to have the “go with the flow” mentality. Whatever the military says, goes.
Make the best out of everything Rather then being sad and depressed about situations, do your best to find the brighter side in life. There’s always a plus side!
Dont dwell on the Past Dwelling will do absolutley nothing for you but make you more upset. Move on, life will get better, I promise!
Do your best to adapt easily. Try to fit in. Other military brats know your situation and are very welcoming.
Love & respect your parents Most importantly, love & respect your parents. You are not the only one who doesn’t want change. It’s hard and stressful enough for them. Make their life easier & just show gratitude. photo credit: google images
Advice from other Military Brats... “Be nice to all the female spouses you meet cuz their husband may be your guys boss one day out vice versa.” -Sharrod Magnum (Army Brat)
“No matter where in the world you are home is where your family is and adjusting to new surroundings is hard but get out and explore and make the best of where you are!” -Cassie Grove (Air Force Brat)
“Be openminded and patient. Learn everywhere you go and cherish you’re family. Make friends because they will become family even after you’re gone” -Jasica Elliot (Army Brat)
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