Military Kids at Risk

Study: Military Children More Prone to Risky Behavior

“The fact that military and nonmilitary kids are different is certainly meaningful,” she said. “But we don’t know what it might be about military experience that’s producing these differences.”

Hm. Maybe children need two parents, a mom and a dad, and having one parent deployed for months or years at a time is not the best thing for them. Or could it have something to do with the high rates of alcohol abuse and prescription drug abuse among adults in the military? Of course wars place a great strain on soldiers and their families, which can lead to family disintegration, mental health disorders, and suicide. All of this should be perfectly obvious.  But it seems impolite to actually talk about it, doesn’t it?



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