Thursday, June 4, 2009

Military Brats Experience a Different Childhood Than Civilian Children

Donna Musil, founder and executive director of Brats Without Borders and the writer-director of the first documentary about growing up military -- “BRATS: Our Journey Home,” appeared on June 3rd for the second time on the BlogTalkRadio show that Nancy Brown of and I co-host.

Donna's topic is very important because the question of children who grow up in military families and how this affects their adult life is one that has not gotten a great deal of attention. And, yet, as Donna says, the childhood of "brats," who move from place to place with their military parent, is very different from the children of non-military children.

In fact, I thought one of the most poignant things Donna said was that many of the parents of brats grew up in one town without moving at all in their childhood, so the childhood experience of the parents is much different than that of their children.

On June 10th tune in at 6:30 p.m. Eastern for our first one-hour show inspired by the reaction to Donna's first appearance on We will have three adults who grew up as brats talking about their experiences.

And in the meantime, listen to Donna's June 3rd interview in order to better understand the life of the children of military families.

Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL and the co-author of the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION. She also blogs as a National Internet Business Examiner and at Operation Support Jews in the Military and Fiction Marketing, and she is the co-host of the BlogTalkRadio show Your Military Life.

Her company Miller Mosaic LLC builds call-to-action websites that get people to say yes to your brand, book or business. Her newest project is the book/website project In Support of Our Troops.

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