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I Had a Very Sheltered Childhood

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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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    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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    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 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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    Growing up, I was never very active.

    I always just stayed home with my parents & brothers. I would just watch television & play with our pets. There were a few times during my childhood when my brothers invited me to spend time with them & some of the children in the neighbourhood, but I hated being away from my...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    I wouldn't celebrate Halloween

    and was Seventh Day Adventist so every Friday night, I would have to stay indoors and focus on Jesus until Saturday Night. The only time that it was brought to my attention that I was sheltered was the year I lost my virginity. The man and his cousin told me I was sheltered...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 25

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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 1 Response Jul 3

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 3 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Nov 5, 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 a week 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 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I have been extremely obese all my life. It's a genetic predisposition, because my mom is a really big woman too. And of course I always ate a lot and I hated it to move my body...
    ssbbwjean2000 ssbbwjean2000 41-45, F 1 Response 11 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 5 days ago

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    I'm not sure how much people will actually read this because it's going to be really long but basically I've struggled with depression my whole life . I'm not looking for attention...
    AlissaCupcakes AlissaCupcakes 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I grew up in a house with my dad, mom, brother and sister. But I did not have a family like other people. It seems like we were more like just 5 people living together. I am not...
    iamryland iamryland 16-17, F Nov 25

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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 2 days ago

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    I love childhood memories, because I had no idea what was coming.
    aag311 aag311 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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    Never Trust A Beautiful Girl!- I grew up in Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic which is now known as Kyrgyzstan. My parents,my mother and stepfather,were still very unassimalated...
    DoonJi DoonJi 41-45, M Nov 22

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    Tomorrow I start an intense 8 week program at a local hospital. The program is for adult women who survived childhood trauma and abuse. I was sexually abused when I was 6 - 9 years...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 23

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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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    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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    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 a week ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 3 days 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 2 days ago

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