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I Had a Very Sheltered Childhood

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 285 People

    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 22-25 5 Responses Nov 19, 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 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 1, 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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    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 16-17, F 4 Responses May 28, 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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    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 26-30, F 4 Responses May 25, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 22-25 2 Responses Nov 16, 2008

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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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    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, 2014

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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 16-17, 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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    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 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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 16-17, F Oct 19, 2008

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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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2007

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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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    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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    I'll be frank. I. Can't. Remember. My. Childhood. At. All. Sure there are bits and pieces of memories (such as losing my best friend and stealing) that's still somewhat fresh in...
    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F Feb 14

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    I was so sheltered that I have no idea how to behave as an adult. I feel like I'm still a child. I am so inexperienced at everything in a way that is unacceptable for my age. I...
    sfoss21 sfoss21 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Dream 3 Dreamt I was in my childhood home bedroom and it was really messy. There were stuffed animals strewn about, clothes etc. I just wanted to make the bed and lay down. Then...
    Shaman1985 Shaman1985 26-30, F Feb 9

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    I didn't have any childhood dreams growing up. I've just made a search online to see if anyone else has ever felt this way, but all I could find was one forum on which people talk...
    squirrand squirrand 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Omg, I thought that I was the only one who felt this way. I too grew up in Bklyn,NY and still have family there, but now as a parent it's not the same . I remember living...
    0intimacy 0intimacy 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 17

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    my mom had a rough upbringing. rape, abuse, etc with about 13 other brothers and sisters. she had 3 kids. I'm the baby. as kids, we had a horrible childhood as well. she made sure...
    niafiend niafiend 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 24

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    it was my first time in a bikini ?? and i was learning how to swim.. my husbands boss was with me we were alone... and it took some time for me to take of my life jacket as it was...
    seemacat seemacat 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    I was at work today doing my thing just doing my job, and I had alot to eat for dinner last night. Well it came back to haunt me today, I had to use the bathroom badly all of a...
    batmanfan4ever16 batmanfan4ever16 22-25, M 59 mins ago

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    I wasted my childhood and now she isn't even kidnapped im super maio 3d land u could play as her wtf
    DanielWilson2000 DanielWilson2000 13-15 Feb 12

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    Technically im just a teenager but yah i do miss my childhood sometimes. Playing in the rain, stealing cookies from the kitchen (hungry as hell), watching TV secretly all night...
    luckydudette luckydudette 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Which is why I act the way I act today.. My father was a drug addict, he used to come home and just beat on me for no reason. While my mom just sat there and watched. She wouldn't...
    idfwuu idfwuu 13-15, M Feb 18

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    Me and my bf are childhood friends. We have been together for 5 years and still going strong.
    sugargirl4 sugargirl4 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    NOT with adults. But with other children..family members younger than me, and one older. This is my deepest darkest secret. I am revealing this now, because for the past two weeks...
    trappedgirl17 trappedgirl17 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    I remembered when we played outdoor games like, bat, Chinese garter,volley ball,basketball, plastic balloon, Pokemon card, hide and seek...and many more.... No worries, watching...
    Spicyandsweet Spicyandsweet 26-30, F Feb 24

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    I hardly ever have complete memories. All I seem to remember are weird little fragments. I remember the neighbors house had these bushes they always trimmed up into spirals and the...
    Stitttch Stitttch 31-35, M Feb 25

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    i was humiliated and bullied alot in my childhood. I didn't have friends which sucked... No one ever stod up for me.
    TheWiseRedOwl TheWiseRedOwl 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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