What effect does military travel have on young children?

I am a military wife and i of course will be thrilled to soon visit other states and even countries, learn about different cultures and experience different life styles.  How ever i am not so sure our children will share the same feelings, all i can think is that they will think i am horrible for moving them away from all their friends and what they know here.

  • SHARE THIS QUESTION:
crystalafwife

Asked by crystalafwife at 11:46 PM on Aug. 22, 2008 in Travel

0 Level 1
This question is closed and filed in the CafeMom Encyclopedia.
Answers (8)
  • I WAS AN ARMY BRAT FOR 20 YEARS AND MARRIED A MILITARY MAN. IVE LIVED ON ALMOST EVERY POST FROM TH US TO GERMANY. I DONT REGRET MY PARENTS MAKING ME MOVE I LOVE IT. IM SO PROUD THAT MY PARENTS WERE BRAVE AN THEY WERE AMERICAN HEROS IM PROUD OF EVERYTHING I HAD TO DO TO SUPPORT THEM. MY DAUGHETER WILL BE THE SAME WAY IF YOU WANT TO CHY TO HELPAT SOMETIMES TO HELP YOU ADD ME ILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP
    KYLEESMOMMY445

    Answer by KYLEESMOMMY445 at 12:17 AM on Aug. 23, 2008

    Credits: 0 Level 1
    Votes up:0 Votes down:0
  • Navy brat, Navy wife, Army Mom....before DH retired after 30 years ...we moved 14 times in 22 yrs...and no, I didnt hate or regret it, my kids didn't either. They are envied by their friends for living in places like Hawaii ,Puerto Rico and Spain. It is what YOU make of it. They will take their cue on how to behave from you. If you cry and moan so will they. If you make it an adventure, involve them in the prepack they will be fine.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 12:36 AM on Aug. 23, 2008

    Credits: 39983 Level 29
    Votes up:0 Votes down:0
  • i was a navy brat and now a marine wife and growing up as a kid moving around everywhere i hated always leaving my friends but now im glad i got to see new places like japan all my friends that i i got to know in the states were jealouse and wished they got to travel and i felt bad for my friends that have lived in one place there whole lives.
    lorenzosgurl

    Answer by lorenzosgurl at 4:38 AM on Aug. 23, 2008

    Credits: 5 Level 2
    Votes up:0 Votes down:0
  • My husband is in basic training, so we are just kinda on the edge of our seat wondering where we will be moving. I have a 7 yr old 3 yr old and am expecting #3 in 10 weeks. We are really excited, just a little anxious. I hope the kids will be happy with this new life we are about to enter.
    momof3zs123

    Answer by momof3zs123 at 10:48 AM on Aug. 23, 2008

    Credits: 0 Level 1
    Votes up:0 Votes down:0
  • I was a military child. I was used to travelling and wish now as an adult I could travel more. I got to see different culturesand see the world differently. I am happy and well adjusted. It was not easy moving ( I hate moving now) but looking back I loved my life. Moving is never fun as a child or an adult. It is the most stressful things in life, along with other things ( divorce, wedding, death, etc) and if anything it gave me a greater appreciation in life.

    rosesharon

    Answer by rosesharon at 12:04 PM on Aug. 24, 2008

    Credits: 0 Level 1
    Votes up:0 Votes down:0
  • I was a military brat and while it was always hard to leave friends behind I got over it. I LOVED living in different states and especially other countries. I simply can not imagine living in one place my whole life. How boring lol!
    Xynyth

    Answer by Xynyth at 10:29 AM on Aug. 28, 2008

    Credits: 2659 Level 16
    Votes up:0 Votes down:0
  • Army brat and now Army wife. By the time I entered high school, I had been in 17 different school. I speak 6 languages fluently and my passport reads like an atlas LOL...I wouldnt change it for the world. Ive been places people only dream of- seen and been on both sides of the Berlin Wall, before it was torn down, was there when it DID come down...Ive seen people standing in lines to get a small portion of bread and then come home and eat a full meal- and really appreciate being an American and an Army Brat! Moving is in my blood. I grew up this way I can pack a 4 bedroom in less than 24 hrs and have it loaded on a truck ready to go, with out my husband there to help!

    Brat111507

    Answer by Brat111507 at 8:41 PM on Sep. 3, 2008

    Credits: 0 Level 1
    Votes up:0 Votes down:0
  • ... Woohoo...I have curtains in all lengths and sizes because no two house have the same sized windows and you know if you get rid of them youll need them the next place! I have friends around the world- not to mention my husband being in Iraq for the third time. Moves are par for course. As long as you make every effort to stay positive about the move, make it an adventure for your family, know that yes, at times there will be problems in your moves, and always keep a spare pair of underwear, you will be fine! Kids love new things! If you need help or suggestions, please feel free to contact me! Good luck and happy travels! Sorry my post was messed up!
    Brat111507

    Answer by Brat111507 at 8:41 PM on Sep. 3, 2008

    Credits: 0 Level 1
    Votes up:0 Votes down:0