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I An Only Child

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    While four-year-old Alfie loves ­dinosaurs, fire engines and cars, Logan prefers sparkly dresses, wands and Frozen’s Princess Elsa.But what makes their differences all...
    janecool janecool 16-17, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Neither Loved Nor Wanted-Imagine you are a eight or so year old child bounding around your bedroom one evening and for reasons you decide to leave your room and maybe go to the...
    Szusa07 Szusa07 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Growing up as an only was a very interesting experience. I feel as though i was treated differently than my counterparts who had siblings, like I was held to a higher standard and...
    EtTuJudas EtTuJudas 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I was raised primarily by my mother and my grandmother, I never knew who my father was and really didnt care because I had my mom (and grandmom). Life as an only was lonely at...
    EtTuJudas EtTuJudas 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Your Love Amazes Me - John Berry(thank-you to the YouTube up-loader for sharing the blessings.)(tears of Joy fall)Abba,The last trial you had me go through hit me deep where you...
    eyeno eyeno 61-65, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    More Grandmother's Childhood This is a sequel to the first story I told about my grandmother's childhood. Here, I thought I would tell some stories about specific incidents where...
    julietx julietx 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm not yet a parent, but I think a good spanking now and then has its place. I don't dismiss out of hand the studies that discourage spanking, though, nor do I assume that these...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My Grandmother's Childhood. Corporal punishment has become so controversial. In fact, it is almost to the point of being taboo. I am always hearing about studies that show that...
    julietx julietx 36-40, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    In August last year my 2 children met a young man (17) at an under 18 nightclub/disco. He is from Sierra Leone and came here when he was 9. His upbringing was shocking and nothing...
    Elcamino73 Elcamino73 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hi all, I'm a psychology student interested in the experiences of adult only children. I am looking for a couple of people that are willing to share there experiences with me for...
    SM182 SM182 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My parents died when I was 3 years old. There was a car accident but I wasn’t with them. I have lived with my aunt ever since. I sometimes wonder what my life would be like if...
    meneme2013 meneme2013 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    my darling child, now only 21, hears loud wicked voices in her head 24/7. three years of chasing help for her has worn me down and i don't know what to do anymore. to see her...
    twitchie twitchie 61-65, F Jan 28

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    1). Some years ago, when kaftans, long hair and beards were the fashion, for men anyway! I attended a performance of "Jesus Christ- Superstar". In the theatre foyer, stood a young...
    heqawaset heqawaset 70+, M Jan 28

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    My dog is my only sibling...
    randompanda18 randompanda18 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    This story is my own, I’m not telling it to get pity but cause it helps to talk about it and I know it can help others in the same situation or who have been there…. This is...
    ChantouKimmy ChantouKimmy 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    PSA: I'm using some rough words here. It occurred to me for the first time some 9 years ago that I was abused. I analyzed this in retrospect and this shocked me. Why did it shock...
    ramblingjules ramblingjules 26-30 1 Response Jan 27

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    A Haunting Spanking. I have so far not written about my home spankings because it has been too painful. However, now I am finally able to share. I did not get many spankings...
    julietx julietx 36-40, F 12 Responses Jan 27

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    A Haunting Spanking. I have so far not written about my home spankings because it has been too painful. However, now I am finally able to share. I did not get many spankings...
    julietx julietx 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 27

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    A Haunting Spanking. I have so far not written about my home spankings because it has been too painful. However, now I am finally able to share. I did not get many spankings...
    julietx julietx 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 27

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    i really hate being an only child theres no one to talk to or do any one with its just you its no fun being lonely all the time
    jamesb2243 jamesb2243 22-25, M Jan 25

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    There was someone who I performed with years ago; for the sake of this story, I'll call him Greg. Greg and I had performed in several community theater productions. Being near him...
    PhillyAutismGuy PhillyAutismGuy 26-30, M Jan 24

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    There was someone who I performed with years ago; for the sake of this story, I'll call him Greg. Greg and I had performed in several community theater productions. Being near him...
    PhillyAutismGuy PhillyAutismGuy 26-30, M Jan 24

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    There was someone who I performed with years ago; for the sake of this story, I'll call him Greg. Greg and I had performed in several community theater productions. Being near him...
    PhillyAutismGuy PhillyAutismGuy 26-30, M Jan 24

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    An excerpt from To a Child, Love is Spelled T-I-M-E by Mac Anderson In the faint light of the attic, an old man, tall and stooped, bent his great frame and made his way to a stack...
    CarlaMargaret CarlaMargaret 61-65, F Jan 24

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    Let's be honest. Unplanned pregnancies are happening every millisecond. Unfortunately, many kids are kept by parents who are unfit financially and/or emotionally because of the...
    yesnoyesyes yesnoyesyes 22-25, F Jan 24

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    I was never allowed to go anywhere besides school or church. As an only child I lived that way till I was 17 and somehow never got used to it.
    221BS 221BS 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Soooooooooo... I ran away at 18... I had a rather decent start into my childhood, up until about 14. Not to mention I can't really remember before u was like 7. I have old parents...
    Mordapieeee Mordapieeee 18-21, M Jan 24

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    I am a middle child of 5, the other 4 are girls. Sometimes I am forgotten about being the only male in the house. My dad left when I was 5. My sisters would blame me for...
    ChasLewTom ChasLewTom 18-21, M Jan 21

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    Going to work today I notice just how unfit today's children are, as parents were pulling their children along on balance bikes and other parents was pulling their children along...
    Tin1964 Tin1964 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    I am adopted myself and have always thought I would do an international adoption. I mentioned the idea to my boyfriend and he said he didn't want to have only adopted children with...
    ajane2127 ajane2127 26-30 3 Responses Jan 20

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    My son, is the most genuine, loving caring person you will ever know. He is only 19 years old and already has survived and endured more than any ten people could in a lifetime. He...
    AngeleyesUponU AngeleyesUponU 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 20

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    I am studying architecture at one of the best university in my country because my life goal is to build a home for women and children who have been mistreated, violated, abused. I...
    GHVFIRA GHVFIRA 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    hi guys, just feel so strongly in my heart that the world as we see it today comprises of young people who at the heart of the matter have in some way been compromised. If you...
    Smokegetsinyoureyes Smokegetsinyoureyes 51-55, F Jan 19

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    This title is a bit misleading but the closest tittle .. So a more appropriate titIe would be I'm scared of having children.. (Side note : I would be open to having children when...
    littlesailor littlesailor 18-21, M Jan 18

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    My son died at 8 months. He had Microcephaly, Hydrocephalus, Global Developmental Delay, Laryngomalacia, Tracheomalacia, he was blind from retinal detachment and hemorrhaging in...
    WiltingRose08 WiltingRose08 18-21, F 12 Responses Jan 18

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    I've only very recently just realized I've been depressed my entire life. It's never gone away, and it never will. I can recall those times in my childhood, about third grade when...
    CarnivalCannibal CarnivalCannibal 18-21, T 1 Response Jan 18

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    This happened when my little sister aged 7 and I, 9-y-o shared our room. While she liked videos games, pillows, the colour blue, fluffy toys and sleeping early, I was the...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 16

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    My daughter has mild Aspergers. She was late to walk and didnt utter her first words until she was almost 2 1/2. She would point at what she wanted. Her first word was "brother...
    1AngelHeart 1AngelHeart 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    Read your history books. Only tyrants and dictators want to take away the right to defend yourself. People that love liberty and freedom have no fear of their honest and upstanding...
    TheRedTie TheRedTie 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    I agree but the frightening thing I've found (given that I only signed up today) are that most are actually adults masquerading as minors with some truly shocking "experiences". It...
    selina1986 selina1986 26-30, F 18 Responses Jan 13

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