The average brat attends 10 schools in 12 years - some move as many as 36 times.
They have no "hometowns" to go back to and rarely know their extended families.
When they turn 18 or graduate from college, their ID cards are taken away, so they can't go
back to the military bases they grew up on. Even if they did, there's no one there who knows
One of the positive effects of this lifestyle is brats learn to get along with anybody, from anywhere.
They can move and take risks. They're not afraid of change. At the same time, some brats become
"change junkies" and can't settle down. Others have difficulties with intimacy, and lack
a consistent sense of self.