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I Was a Nanny

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    Musical Genius

    One day when this little girl I used to look after was about 18 months old, I put a tape of music by Bach into the cassette player.  'Let's listen to some Bach, shall we?'  I said to her  'Bach! Bach!' she replied, repeating my words.  The next...
    Tibicina Tibicina 41-45, F Jan 31, 2009

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    Bringing Your Boss' Kids Into The Loo?

    I am a nanny for a toddler. In the past, I have worked for families who don't mind at all if their nanny brings the baby in the loo with them once in a while, if needed. My experience tells me most children are fine being left alone while I visit the loo, and I would NEVER bring...
    SunnyNanny SunnyNanny 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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    daerr5 daerr5 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2014

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    My Best Job Ever

    My first nanny job was my best job ever.  It was looking after a little girl from the age of 7 months until she was 19 months and I loved her with all my heart.  Lots of people who saw me out and about with her thought she was my own child, and that made me very happy...
    Tibicina Tibicina 41-45, F Jan 25, 2009

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    Hi, I need some opinions on this! I have been nannying for a family for 6 months now. I just started full-time with there 4 month old and their 2 year old in January. My...
    jheat91 jheat91 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was 14 and it was a big turning point. Mom finally excepted that I was different and let me dress as a girl in the open at home. And almost everyone in the family knew about me...
    Jackie1962 Jackie1962 51-55, T 6 hrs ago

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    It was in 6th grade. my friend's birthday that time, and I wanted to come over her house since she threw a party. There was no way to get there but walk. So I did, it was a long...
    katherinneee katherinneee 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    When I was younger I had only one friend, he was also my best friend at the time. But, he raped me and used me sexually, but I was to scared to do something, he was much stronger...
    Lucifersdaughter Lucifersdaughter 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    ive not got many friends, i want to feel loved in real life (afraid to be heart broken), ive not done much in life, i dont know how to change or start life :( so if life was about...
    Kanimaz Kanimaz 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    Yeah, I was. I'm starting to realize how much this was true. It was emotionally abusive and very rarely became physical abuse. There was one time I was not giving into her demands...
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I still bear the scars, but scars only remind us of where we've been; they don't have to dictate where we're going. It started with my critical, disrespectful, selfish...
    okc15 okc15 13-15, F Feb 4

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    It was a typical Wednesday in February. Not cold at all. In fact it was irregularly warm for that time of year. I had just turned sixteen three weeks before. My boyfriend, having...
    thatrosegirl thatrosegirl 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I'm 19 now, but the rape happened when I was 14. My mum and da had split up, and I moved out with my mum. I had to move school and I had no friends. I felt so lonely. This was when...
    Jmemma Jmemma 18-21, F Feb 5

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    hey guys .. !! i am 16 and in a confused stage on life ' teenage' !!! man these can get the world around !! Today i decided to share my story with you guys because i was dying...
    aishaaa29 aishaaa29 16-17, F Feb 5

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    When I was 7. That's when the molestation began. No one else knew about it, I refused to tell anyone. It happened for two years on and off, and I was scared. My mom remarried and...
    salvatore1865 salvatore1865 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    2 years ago I was diagnosed with lung cancer and opted for removal of the infected part. I expected to be discharged in 10 days but didn't come home for 6 months. I spent 8 weeks...
    Hotspur1948 Hotspur1948 66-70 Feb 5

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    Most infractions of my parents rules would earn a padding by my mother - but that's another story. For serious misbehavior, we would merit a good strapping by my father. We would...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I am tired of being a good person. I am tired of losing at everything. I wish I was a cheater like most people. I wish I was stupid. I wish I was greedy. I wish I was a good liar...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 8 Responses Feb 5

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    I guess it's been a long time since I've even updated my situation. I don't even remember where I was- around October was it? Well, I was in a foster home for a couple weeks then...
    QueenJayde16 QueenJayde16 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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    I had to see many diffent psychiatrists psychologists and counselors, all of whom having different approaches and opinions and different meds for me to take. I was diagnosed with...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I grew up in a home with neglectful and/or abusive and absentee parents, and as a result I wasn't taught anything about life, and just general life skills that every person should...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F Feb 6

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    I was bare bottomed paddled by my mother well into my teens for my misdeeds. It was usually done after a scolding while standing up and exposed from the waist down. She would...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M 3 Responses Feb 6

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    For serious misbehavior, we would merit a good strapping by my father. We would then have to wait all day because strapping was usually done at bedtime with just pajama tops on...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M Feb 6

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    At 15 years old, I was spanked for bathing too long. I had just come home from the beach and was about to use the bathroom to wash the salt off. My mom said to be very quick...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M Feb 6

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    Being in the middle of the continent the only thing we really have to worry about weather wise is tornadoes here. We are at the tail end of the "tornado belt". When I was a kid...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 5 Responses Feb 6

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    Im 27 years old and i am a state trooper and i was on a routine trafic stop with a blue van and i ran the plates and it came back with 3 warrents so i called for backup unit. He...
    therealdrpepper therealdrpepper 31-35, M Feb 6

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    My dad is more than likely a psychopath. He takes delight in physically, verbally, and emotionally abusing others. He especially liked hurting his kids. He loved to beat us...
    MarieLund53 MarieLund53 61-65, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I was brought up by strict parents. There were 2 types of punishments either a paddling my mom or a strapping by dad. Both involved standing exposed from the waist down. Being...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M Feb 7

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    I was working in a place and there was this big fat bald guy who was not popular but he was the manager. He called me in the office one day and said "your are suspended for two...
    chanelP chanelP 41-45, F Feb 7

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    When I was young, it seemed like from out of nowhere my mother would say: "I think you need the strap. I think you are overdue for the strap". Looking back, I'm thinking maybe she...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    all my life ive been trying to put this in the back of my head. i thought no one would beleave me, but most of all; i tried to denie the fact he would do this to me.. youre my f...
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 13-15, M Feb 8

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    all my life ive been trying to put this in the back of my head. i thought no one would beleave me, but most of all; i tried to denie the fact he would do this to me.. youre my f...
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    all my life ive been trying to put this in the back of my head. i thought no one would beleave me, but most of all; i tried to denie the fact he would do this to me.. youre my f...
    andylovesyou23 andylovesyou23 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 8

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    Every girl dreams of when she will get asked the "big" question. How will he ask?...will he get down on one knee or would he ever ask for my fathers acceptances. All those...
    blondebunny12 blondebunny12 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    "Who's going to walk me down the isle? I can't have a father who abandoned me assume a position that he no longer deserves". Thoughts like this pop into my head on the daily. I was...
    adriit adriit 18-21, F Feb 9

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    In 6th grade, I became friends with someone I'll refer to as "D." He told me stories about his life that were SO insane, they must've been false. About his older brother raping his...
    GrewUPaScrewUP GrewUPaScrewUP 22-25, M Feb 9

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    It's been over four years and I still have flashbacks to that terrible time. Four years.....four long years......I am healing, or at least that is what I tell myself. I am in...
    survivorthrujesus survivorthrujesus 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    yes it was enough to put me off dating for ever more. I come to the UK was dating a man for 4 years we had a good time but unfortunately I did not know that while away from me for...
    louisetiger1 louisetiger1 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    A few years ago I went through a rough time. I could say it was all the raging hormones clouding my judgement but really, I knew what I was doing. I don't expect any pity, in fact...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I had this "manager" who should never have been manager. She was completely unprofessional. She lied about everything all the time. Skipped out on work for stupid reasons. And...
    cloaked1 cloaked1 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    When I was 7 or 8 my mother sent me one afternoon to her hairdresser's place because earlier that day she forgot something in her salon. I took my bike and was there in 10 minutes...
    erik2000erik200 erik2000erik200 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 11

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    Quite recently my best friend of 11 years betrayed me and now I am finding it very hard to move on and forget about her. My ex boyfriend and I were together for 5 years and it was...
    bexx5 bexx5 22-25 2 Responses Feb 11

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