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I Had a Very Sheltered Childhood

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    7 and 12

    Well, between the ages of 7 and 12 anyway but this still screwed me up quite a bit i have very little social skills and seem very different than any normal person in the way i act when im out and about.(I still prefer to be at home but i dont at the same time) I just seem very...
    Unreality Unreality 18-21, M Jul 31, 2009

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    I Had A Very Sheltered Childhood

    I'm 23 years old, and black.  My parents were baptist christians, from mississippi.  then one day, they chose to join the Nation of Islam.  This resulted in myself being homeschooled from the age of 4 years old, all the way through highschool.  I never got to play sports, had...
    nerdsmoke nerdsmoke 22-25 4 Responses May 16, 2011

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    Of Sorts

    It's funny how all of the things that my parents tried to "protect" me from as a child, all of the evil of the outside world, all of the things that now as an adult I am aware of, aren't nearly as harmful as the things they exposed me to. What were they thinking?
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08 26-30 5 Responses Nov 19, 2008

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    Digging Was My Favorite Activity

    This seems to be one of the strangest things about my childhood. Even to me. We had this huge dirt mound on one of our 3 acres and I had a HUGE spoon. I started at the highest point and tried to dig down to the bottom. I spent a lot of time outside. I was raised in a...
    araneidae araneidae 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2011

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    Single Dad Looking For Friends Or More

    Hey im john Im blk n greek 38 im 6 5 love music n sports im.loyal romantic very sexual n loving born in chicago now in miami I.wanna get to kno.u wats ur number.lets talk ima txt u text me up lets talk 7863663729 im.lookn.for relationship or jus a textn bud but im that guy thas...
    Miamidad786 Miamidad786 36-40, M Oct 28, 2012

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    I Was Very Sheltered

    1. lived in a far flung suburb and never went downtown 2. never heard about kids having sex in high school 3. never drank or smoked 4. only real house parties I ever went to were parent chaperoned (drama department play wrap parties) 5. was a total virgin until I was an adult and...
    emilymcarty emilymcarty 26-30 2 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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    Only Child

     I'm a only child;so I guess that's my "excuse". I've never been to a football game,basketball, etc. The only time i have was when I was 7-8 and my mom had to be there-so in my opinion, it don't count. It's ****** me up as a "adult" because when...
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F Feb 2, 2009

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    The Step Father and Family

    I had a pretty rough up bringing. When I was 5 my dad cheated on my mum and he left her. So for 6 months it was just me and my mum which was pretty cool but 6 months later she meets my future step dad. At first he was great with me, he used to take me and my mum everywhere on...
    JAX112 JAX112 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    Annoyances

    I never had many friends or experiences when I was young. Other kids would brag about all the exciting things they'd done. I actually amazed them with astounding stories of everything I'd never done! You name it I hadn't done it, hadn't been there, never seen it... a lot of them...
    Rin Rin 19-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2007

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    Oh, the Horror.

    My mother is one of those fundamentalist Christians.  (You know the ones I mean.) When I was little, my sister and I weren't allowed to do anything that might run the risk of being considered "worldly."  I remember being in second grade, and listening to all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 16, 2008

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    Baby At Age 10

    When I was 9 or 10 I wanted to have a baby.  I was an only child and wanted someone to play with.  I didn't know you had to have sex to make a baby.  I also didn't know what sex what.  I heard about it but didn't know exactly how you did it. lol  I...
    onmyown2009 onmyown2009 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 9, 2009

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    Sheltered

    Because my sister was a druggy and had a habit of public intamcy. I was not allowed out even through high school after 7pm. My family refused to meet any of my new friends or even let me hang out with them because they did not know them..I wonder why. The friends I managed to...
    deannabr deannabr 18-21, F Oct 19, 2008

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    There's so much that I missed out On growing up.

    When people ask me if I remembered that one show or movie or song or actor/actress from long ago I'm dumbfounded. 95% of what they ask me what I think I should have remembered. I don't because I've never experienced them. That was a tough pill to swallow. Growing up alone...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Jul 3

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    Culture

    My parents had a good reason to shelter me. I am an Irish Traveller and we got a strict code to follow, and my parents didnt want me to get corrupted by the settled community. They let mego to school until i got my A levels, which most Traveller girls dont do. I was kept under a...
    poppyjoy poppyjoy 18-21, F May 3, 2013

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    Didn't Really Get To "do" Anything

    I wonder how much of my childhood was "abusive" or smothering, it's hard to tell when you read stories about kids who had it much worse than me, were beaten physically or even murdered.  In comparison, I had it ok, but it did seem bleak and repressive at the time.  It...
    EastCoastGal EastCoastGal 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 2, 2010

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    I Don'T Want To Be Sheltered Anymore

    I had a conversation with my friends not to long ago and long story short it ended with me blushing and my friends laughing telling me how sheltered I am. I know how my family is, but it was not until my friends told me how sheltered I was that I began to notice how right they...
    Paramount2play Paramount2play 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    Excuse bad english My mother was afrais always

    for me so She never late me play alone out of home .I must be with one eldest person I think it was good. Sametime if she see I made samething "dangerous" for me she spank my butt When she spank me sametime she said "it is because you fall and have pain. But I not find this...
    boeing707 boeing707 51-55, M Jul 3

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    Not Without Parental Supervision

    My dad was very overprotective, and thus would not let any of us out of his sight. He was preoccupied with keeping his children nearby, especially me since I was the youngest. From an early age, I was told that everyone that was not immediate family was bad. I was not allowed to...
    Marjosa Marjosa 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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    Sigh..

    It's true, I wasn't allowed down to the bottom of my road on my own until I was about 13 years old... There were no violent movies/T.V shows in our house, no swearing allowed, etc etc..Then when I meet other people o.o Wow...Swearing, crude and vicious I'm like what the hell is...
    vampes vampes 18-21, F 4 Responses May 28, 2011

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    Do I Dare to Sneeze?

    I had a rough start for my life. My mother almost had a miscarriage, there was some complications in my birth so I was in IC for couple days and I almost died as a baby. I'm sure those 3 incidents made my parents overprotective. Every little flu was taken dead-seriously, even if...
    Fennella Fennella 31-35, F 4 Responses May 25, 2008

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    Life Confuses Me

    I don't even know how to begin this.  I feel so far gone and disconnected from the world it's hard to focus.  I'll just start.  I was raised by mom only & she was always way too overprotective of me.  She was older than everyone else's mom when I was...
    freetobe364 freetobe364 22-25 7 Responses May 24, 2009

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    Mommy's Little Girl

    I'm the Youngest in my Whole Family I have 7 cousins the oldest is 30 and the Youngest is 19 , My sister is 20 , my Brother is 21 and I'm 15 :) So basically this explains it all ..EVERYONE was super super Protective over me. I never got to do anything I never really had any...
    Candy1211 Candy1211 16-17, F Aug 28, 2012

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    Save Us.

    My mother was raised in a "perfect Christian home." They didn't do anything wrong. And because my mother was so afraid of what her mother thought, she wanted to rise us in a similar manner. If she had had her way, we wouldn't know what sex is. We would think Christian...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2008

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    I Want To Live Normal Like Everyone Else

    I used to be a happy-go-lucky girl until I was molested by my older brother when I was 8 years old. I became quiet, shy & afraid talking to strangers. During elementary school years, all I ever do was going to school & go back home. I tried to be friends with the young girls in...
    yumemi yumemi 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    At 45 years old I'm starting to notice how my nighmarish childhood has and still is effecting me. I'm the youngest of 3 children and family scapegoat. Both my parents were youngest...
    brainwrecked brainwrecked 36-40, F Aug 15

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    At 45 years old I'm starting to notice how my nighmarish childhood has and still is effecting me. I'm the youngest of 3 children and family scapegoat. Both my parents were youngest...
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    For some reason I've been thinking about my childhood. Maybe as another birthday is around the corner I'm just reminiscing. I just want to share some things that I remember and...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 10

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    If I could control the earth I would raise up an Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I would be well sheltered from the storms of the sea with a 200 foot talk rim around...
    Naskura Naskura 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    My mom died in May of this year. And it was probably the best thing that could happen to me. My mom wasn't a bad person. She got sucked in by a narcissistic sister and pretty much...
    Sacryfice Sacryfice 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    We've first met when I was a Grade IV student and since he's one year younger than me, he was Grade III at that time. I'll just call him V. Our families had been close since then...
    undeniablyMe28 undeniablyMe28 18-21, F Aug 9

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    Janet jackson janet mutha ****** jackson I realize in my past I looked up to janet jackson soo much i love michael too (R I P) but janet out of all pop singers but she had r&b...
    Xxchristinx18 Xxchristinx18 18-21, F Aug 19

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    Remembering my childhood missing the 90's hip hop and pop mvs seeing mtv nelly,chingy(myfault) , and janet jackson sometimes watching nick nick nick nick nick are you afraid of the...
    Xxchristinx18 Xxchristinx18 18-21, F a week ago

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    I am in a playful mood this week! But before my friend Gwyneth takes this as a signal to chase me up and down the street (wishful thinking on my part), let me explain. Article 31...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 5

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    A few friends and I went out for a meal 3 years ago. One of the guys Steve is a very hard drinker - he drinks practically every day to the point of being drunk. His whole life...
    andyp3136 andyp3136 51-55 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I was brought up in a household of a loving mother and two brothers, one older and one younger. My dad was violently abusive towards my mother all through out our childhood, even...
    Keepingitalways Keepingitalways 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    Recently I did some research online to find some of my friends from childhood. One wants to go into the military, a few of them got married and had children. Although I lost touch...
    Mangagal360 Mangagal360 22-25, F Jul 30

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    No child should have to suffer through depression for most of their life because of their childhood because it truly sucks. I'm 15 and I know I'm young but I do have a lot of...
    lvcr lvcr 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I had a young mother... Actually my mother was 13 when she became pregnant, and 2 weeks after her 14th birthday I was born. As if that doesn't leave you mind to ponder multiple...
    MisMel MisMel 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    One silly childhood memory would be getting married to my best friend at that time who was also my neighbour under our desk in class in kindergarten. That was 12 years ago and we...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think this is being caused by medication I have started taking (and will have to take long term) my dreams are becoming more and more vivid! Last night I woke up at 1.30 am and...
    Ladybuddha1 Ladybuddha1 26-30, F 1 Response 27 mins ago

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    Today was probably one of the hardest days of my life. I had to give my 10 month old weenie away & it broke my heart into pieces. I loved him like a mother would love their child...
    Wvgirl20 Wvgirl20 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    ok so i had this really weird dream a couple months back, it was really vivid and i im glad i remember it to share it. so in my dream i appeared in my kitchen, i had no body and...
    CURRYXBLAZE CURRYXBLAZE 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    I remember I was 7 or 8 or even younger. I was playing show and tell. My nephews was in the audience. I was standing on this bench/table. I forgot what I was showing off. I...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    My mom and dad had me at 20 years old. I almost died while she was pregnant with me because she simply didn't take care of me she smoked cigarettes, got high, drank, etc. I was...
    blondebanditt blondebanditt 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    If you've never jumped from one couch to another to avoid the lava, you didn't have a childhood
    shymic shymic 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I have always vowed that my future child/children would have a happy and stress free childhood no matter what.
    futureCRNA futureCRNA 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I have so many childhood memories that I'll never forget and cherish for the rest of my life
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Aug 12

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    I had a big Peter Pan complex in my teenage years. Couldn't stand most of high school, and couldn't bear letting go of all the fun of childhood. Everything seemed like more of a...
    TheDivineParody TheDivineParody 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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    The people I knew, the places I've been and grew up in, the friends I had, the bliss of innocence, the responsibilities I never had, the lack of worry, the lack of anxiety, the...
    imray imray 18-21, M Aug 13

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    I'm fairly certain I just finally figured out why I'm such a loner. Despite being friendly around others and always having people receive me warmly, I've never actually sought out...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago