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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I get embarrassed sometimes when I talk about my childhood to my friends. They have all had great childhoods and mine was just complete horrible. I have never went on family...
    UnknownNYC728 UnknownNYC728 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I go to school at home, I have no friends, I don't even see kids my age because I live in the country away from everything pretty much. I can't go anywhere other than my house. I...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    this is me. damaged, broken me. there nothing special about me, im just an average women trying to muddle through life with ease. i was always a 'strange' child according to people...
    littlemiss052014 littlemiss052014 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    A night of beautiful perfuming before the storm. I planned this chase out better than most, having donated plasma Tuesday morning and having Wednesday off work so that I could...
    Tybron Tybron 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Once i slept. It was noon after school. I was so tired, i slept for 10 hours straight. And in that time, i had the most unique dream. I would describe it as the dream of a lifetime...
    7ero 7ero 13-15, M Jul 7

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    I don't think I've ever told anyone the full story of my childhood. Not even my closest friends. I know this post will be long and I know it's not as awful as some of the story's...
    caaarl caaarl 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I had my first crush back in the year 2002 (omg :-) its a decade ago), she was my same neighborhood, same school and everything, it all started in the 7th standard. She...
    Anirudhbasutkar Anirudhbasutkar 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    I had a rough life, and a rough childhood, But im happy i can stand here today and help people with there struggles, when i was a young girl, my parents were always argueing, i...
    haileythompson haileythompson 18-21 1 Response Jul 12

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    I am 23 and my childhood wasn't great. My mum tried to give us all she could or is it just a phrase oyu say?! I think she did though. My father was a horrible man, he was beating...
    eternity7 eternity7 22-25, F Jul 16

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    My child hood was a living hell...for me I was born in Hong Kong and my first home was a filthy uncomfortable house. Then I spent my years as a toddler and little kid in a house...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Jun 28

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    Yup I did . I donno if 12 is still childhood but I wanna learn and learn but I don't wanna study that's what I wanna do for my childhood . Kinda lame for someone my age but Idc .
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F Jul 9

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    I wish I had more positive childhood memories with my mother growing up. She made many poor decisions throughout my lifetime and unfortunately we've never been very close. It's...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am 47 YO, and most of my adult life, I have struggled to find meaning, and make meaningful connections, with others. Even struggled to maintain good healthy relationship with my...
    Shinesaathlove Shinesaathlove 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 1

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    From my mother being in the hospital for a mental breakdown. My father, brother and cousin had their fun molesting me and my sister. This lasted well for my father they got...
    ladybugiswithmealways ladybugiswithmealways 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    From my mother being in the hospital for a mental breakdown. My father, brother and cousin had their fun molesting me and my sister. This lasted well for my father they got...
    ladybugiswithmealways ladybugiswithmealways 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Well umm don't know how to start, but I am currently happily married 27 and still think about my childhood crush. We met when I was 8 we were in the same school / grade but not...
    indigo1987 indigo1987 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    When I was 17 my boyfriend got me pregnant and I thought my life was just starting to take off! I had the guy of my dreams and I
    gurlnextdoor94 gurlnextdoor94 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Life of being a child is so much fun. I remember when I play outdoor games, volley ball,basketball,Chinese garter and many more.We play also hide and seek, climbing trees,biking...
    Lovesweetlove Lovesweetlove 26-30, F Jun 28

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    My mom throughout my childhood has had about ten boyfriends since my dad. She never got too close, never revealed secrets. She also never put me first. It's always been about her...
    naturalnobody naturalnobody 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    ....I'm not so sure actually!!!! My childhood was the 70's. so we had stuff like the Bee Gees. The Sweet. Marc Bolan. The Osmonds. David Essex. David Cassidy.........
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jul 16

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    Its been 24 years now.I have had a good life,but what i miss the most of all these years now is my childhood. Especially early teenage,it was so much fun riding bicycles,walking...
    certifiednaughtyness certifiednaughtyness 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Home sweet hell.... Still to this day I have horrible nightmares from my childhood my mother was a typical single working mother who went to church and raised us well so everyone...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    so much pain and cruelty haunted my childhood I'm honestly surprised I didn't starve to death when I was very little or got killed when my mums friend got mad at me when they were...
    BlueLanternDodgerBlake BlueLanternDodgerBlake 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    New travels quickly! I was in the top year of Junior school I got into trouble in the playground. It wasn't my fault, I still insist after all those years! We had a rule that...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I got married at 19 in 1974. It was a tough adjustment. I admit that I was pampered at home. Last child and only boy, my mom doted on me. So did my dad until something happened...
    chojunmiyagi chojunmiyagi 56-60, M Jun 28

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    I COULDN'T LEAVE MY MUM: It was in summer 1981, I was 12. I was at home with my three older sisters.. At about 7pm my mum came through the front door.. I still can see her in my...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 1 Response