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I Had a Happy Childhood

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 94 People

    Two Sides to Every Coin...

    From the beginning, things have never been perfect. I have a lot of siblings, and my aunt also lives with us. I know my father has had several extra marital affairs. And I guess I still am in childhood, and don’t get a lot of attention from my parents, partly because there...
    LivingAlone LivingAlone 13-15, M Jun 5, 2009

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    Despite Deaths and Moves and Bullies Etc

    Am I The Only One? I am beginning to wonder.
    chovhani chovhani 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2007

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    The Good Life....

    running around outside, playing with my brother and sister and the neighbors, we had a blast doin what kids do best :)  We certainly weren't the richest kids by far, but we had what we needed and our parents loved us.  Is there really anything more to ask for? ...
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower 31-35, F Sep 20, 2007

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    Had A Good Child Hood

    When I think about it I had a real good child hood. Believed in the things some kids suppose to believe in like Santa Clause and the tooth fairy which made it exciting. Always had a good Christmas with toys layed out like santa had been there and when I lost a tooth when I put it...
    keepdreaming keepdreaming 18-21, F Jan 5, 2010

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    Why Not Now...?

    For all of the depressing aspects of my personality that I've shared on EP the last little while, it might leave one with the impression that my current state of emotional distress in rooted deep in my past. Well, it might be true on some deep, subconscious level, but as far as I...
    EnigmaVest EnigmaVest 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 28, 2009

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    The Leader

    When i was a child i had the biggest magination on earth so all my friends at school wanted to play with me cause i was inventering new games in girls school you can't play it specially when we were playing roben hood game i am roben hood so when i see other girl hurting another...
    yoyogame yoyogame 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2013

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    Happy Childhood

    Happy childhood,Had one,Wish for everyone,This was or is the case.
    mrraincoat mrraincoat 46-50 Aug 29, 2012

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    Sometimes I Forget

    There are days where I forget just how happy my childhood was compared to others. I have 2 parents who love each other and love my brother and I. We didn't move around all the time, but we didn't stay in the same place for my entire life either. I had a close family, I knew all...
    alygal1331 alygal1331 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2013

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    I Miss It So Much

    My childhood was carefree, innocent, blissful, ect. ect. It was when I went out into the "real world" that I realized that life isn't like a G, or PG, rated film.... I so missed it when I was a child, being with my family... There was no violence, hate, & such. I was like living...
    ConcealedChivalrousHeart ConcealedChivalrousHeart 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2010

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    Safe, Secure and Loved

    My parents married young, pregnant - the same stories that  a lot of us have. I grew up in a small town in Ohio. Very rural, surrounded by lot's of extended family. From sun up to sun down, we would run and play out in the woods. Mom would have to yell to get us to...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 3, 2009

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    The Summer Of My Discontent . . .

    When I was fourteen, my parents sent me to spend the summer with my Aunt and Uncle in Florida.  The reason?  My parents could not bear the thought of another vacation with me and my brother fighting and squabbling in the back seat and having to put up with my restless nature...
    MoniqueinSpring MoniqueinSpring 56-60, F 16 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I never really had a childhood friend or anyone really. My parents always limited my friendships. I made a few best friends through out the years but now we are complete strangers...
    susflower susflower 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    I smile I laugh I enjoy the company of those around me They enjoy my mask For a while I live in a fools paradise Surrounded by those who love me My family One side heaven The other...
    srmc928 srmc928 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    2014 Started with a blast but ended with a hollow filling, Friends in school are now strangers of the past, Happy moments used to share are now memories of what it was, Was it a...
    00Knucklehead00 00Knucklehead00 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    Lmao. When I was 6 or 7 I was playing alone jumping rope outside. Happy as can be, I was always happy. Remember the striped jump ropes w the plastic ends as handles yet they were...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    My Wife Of 25 Years-Though we don't do Christmas as she believes with Jehovah's Witnesses and I am raised a Muslim I decided to give her a present anyway on Christmas 2014. When...
    DoonJi DoonJi 41-45, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    My traumatic childhood is complicated in a way and kind of just said my whole life story sorry for how long it is..... i mean like really long. Okayy i am going to start with my...
    chocolate1616 chocolate1616 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17

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    OK so I met MM this morning at early wee hours. The time we were away from each other, he found solstice in watching and listening to self-help videos and audios. The material is...
    Fmina Fmina 51-55, F 8 Responses Dec 15

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    For the past few weeks I have realised I have loved my childhood... You would think that would make me happy in the future, infact it's upset me because those happy people and...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F a week ago

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    I have had a lot of good childhood memories, but whenever someone ask's me to tell them a story about my childhood, only bad memories come up first, and I actually have to think...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It started at age 11. That's when my mother's husband,father of my younger sister and imprisoned for close to a decade, joined our household. They were married shortly before his...
    Serkha Serkha 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I'd like to go back to "childhood" and somehow get to have what I wanted as a kid. If I was rich, I'd like to have a treehouse and swings. Wanted that as a kid and still do. And...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses Nov 27

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    Hey there. There is no such thing somebody can fix you. You gotta fix yourself! Is all in you! In your mind! You gotta learn to see your pain and understand it. And try to not let...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Dec 13

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    Happy New Year to everyone!
    merrymerrymary merrymerrymary 36-40, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    IM GOOFY, IM GOOFY, GOOFY, GOOFY, GOOFY. lol i get goofy when im tired, when im drunk, when im happy.
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    Merry Christmas guys! Hope you have a happy new year too and a good Boxing Day :) x
    M1TCH94 M1TCH94 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    I love childhood memories, because I had no idea what was coming.
    aag311 aag311 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    There are two memories I can't get out of my head. And I've never told anyone about them because they're that terrifyingly shocking. I was just confused when I was a kid and tried...
    Mariyah22 Mariyah22 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I met a girl from Oman, and we fell in love. We were both traveling in Cambodia at the time. We spent a few nights together. I told her stay for the summer with me, but she said...
    catullus85 catullus85 26-30, M 52 mins ago

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    1. Sound of the waves. 2. Being at peace. 3. Music 4. Yoga 5. My dog approaching me when I come home. 6. The smell of candles burning. 7. Bubble baths 8. Buying surprise gifts...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F Dec 7

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    I met my child's father, Z at work. He was married and I I was engaged to H. It was a volatile relationship. I befriended Z. He was someone new to talk to. Something besides the...
    lostinmommyview lostinmommyview 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I hate wrecking presents. Maybe it's because of a childhood where we had no money therefore no presents. I don't now. Anyway, many years later, my wife had a stroke and is...
    weirworn weirworn 66-70, M Dec 7

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    At the beginning of the post, I wrote something about myself and important things. If you can't read all, skip the first part untill: "NEW YEAR- AWAKENING" I'm 20 years old. Am...
    dzordze dzordze 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    My best friend in high school passed away a few years ago. She was considered the “trouble maker”, but she found out, right before we graduated that she had bipolar...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    I've been reading some of these experiences with something about not being able to remember yourself before the diagnosis, but I can't seem to forget it or stop comparing it to...
    tiaa26 tiaa26 16-17, F Nov 28

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    The year was 98 I playing on trampoline with my childhood crush.We were coping stone colds wrestling on each other.Then he randomly pecked me on the lips.I was surprised when he...
    ThePunkDreamer ThePunkDreamer 22-25, F Dec 2

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    I am still so angry. I don't know how to process these feelings and they are eroding my adult life, holding me back from being a successful person. Mental illness runs in my...
    momshelle momshelle 26-30, F Dec 9

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    Today is the end of week 3 of 8 in the childhood abuse and trauma recovery program I'm in. The first week was difficult just learning the schedule, meeting all the facilitators...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    Whatever happened to Christmas spirit? I miss childhood. Even in high school, something about Christmas felt so warm and fuzzy. Decorating the house as baking cookies was such an...
    delilahcruz delilahcruz 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't remember most of my childhood. I tend to remember bits and pieces, usually the moments that made the most impact on me, sadly the ones that come back are pretty bad. I can...
    Blessedbyfae Blessedbyfae 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    As a toddler I never played with other kids. Then we moved into a house next door to a widow who ran a daycare in her house. From my backyard, I could see maybe 25 kids around my...
    compassionateear compassionateear 46-50 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    A busy day.. It all started at nearly half past six in the morning.... I come downstairs to feed the cats...and tidy round.. And of course, make coffee 🍵... Lorna had cooked...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I had a rough childhood. During my last year of high school, it took a lot of help from some people who decided to step in and a lot of work on my own to get away. Some were just...
    justnicky justnicky 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    My biological parent were married for 8 years, which was the first 8 years of my life and the first 6 years of my now 11 year old brothers life. my dad beat my mom... A lot, and...
    thelifeiknow01 thelifeiknow01 13-15, F Nov 29

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    I had a rotten dad that was "there" but we all wished he wasn't, because all he did was yell, and beat us with belts and put us down. But because he stayed and "took care of us...
    borielis borielis 61-65, M Nov 30

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    I told my mother I wanted to live with my Dad, she walked up to me and started choking me... I was 15. she always had a temper, so I guess I wasn't surprised when she beat me...
    TPond TPond 22-25, F Nov 26

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