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I Was Not the Smartest Child

Let's Face It: Kids Do Stupid Things 70 People

    Don't Ever Touch the Golden Tassels of the American Flag

    The American Flag.  We were taught to respect it. You said the pledge of allegiance Monday through Friday at school. We were proud little American children in the 50's  and 60's. Perhaps I wasn't the smartest child, one night during a school performance...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 3 Responses May 7, 2009

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    In Second Grade

    Courtney was my best friend in first grade till third grade. Courtneys house was fun. Horse. Kittens. Goats. Just lots of fun stuff. But she and all my other friends always want to come to my house. Even though most the time were not allowed in the house.. And there's really...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 28, 2013

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    The Night Before ......

    I started secondary school ,last day of the holidays . Down the pitch,s with my friends playing footie on the big grass pitch not the ash one after what happened last year !! Went if for a tackle folded my right knee under me coundn,t straighten it ... Piece of metal sticking...
    salar1 salar1 51-55, M 6 Responses May 3, 2009

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    Burned Down the Garage . :)

    When i was 5 , about a week before Christmas , My sister started tormenting me about my gift to our parents. All i had was this stupid little card i colored in school. She kept telling me how her present was so good that our  parents would love her more and probably just...
    HeadinAzz HeadinAzz 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2009

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    Things Haven't Really Changed That Much...

    Every lunchtime my class like to share stories about things they've done, seen etc... Every now and then they like to hear stories about what I got up to as a child. I did some pretty stupid things when I was a kid, not really grown out of that to be honest, and Im pretty...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2009

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    This Could Explain a Lot

    I wasn't dumb as a doorknob in my youth, and I'm not Mensa material now.  I was always a good student, but this isn't about academics. In the winters of my youth, our parents would pack us in the car and we’d drive a couple miles to a really good sledding hill. ...
    failedexperiment failedexperiment 31-35, M 6 Responses May 2, 2009

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    I used to think that

    when you adopt a kid you'd walk through this walmart-type store... With kids on the shelves... And when you found one you wanted youd put it in the cart and go to cashier and you'd buy a kid.... 0__o
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Nope

    Until I started school at the age of 4, I was convinced I was just a very short person.  I knew no other children, my family were all older than me and there were no children in my neighbourhood. Up until starting school, I thought television had little...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 4, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    (When I tell my life stories, I will try to do so detached; so that no emotional biases will direct my writing. I do this so I can help others who might be reading this. And I...
    rainbowcity rainbowcity 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Mother didn't raise any wimps. Kidzone in Fort Sill Oklahoma...now THAT was the children's paradise! It looks so gigantic in my mind, but that's probably because I was so much...
    1stepforward3shovesback 1stepforward3shovesback 16-17, M Sep 2

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    Hello everyone. You may call me discipline :) I don't want to give away my real name until I have gotten to know you all better personally, anyway. Back on topic. I have never been...
    Disciplining Disciplining 13-15, F 9 Responses Sep 6

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    Hello everyone. You may call me discipline :) I don't want to give away my real name until I have gotten to know you all better personally, anyway. Back on topic. I have never been...
    Disciplining Disciplining 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 6

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    I tried to go to a church group once, to talk about what happened. I hadn't talked about it since I was a child. I sat and listened to others but said nothing. It was like I was...
    SleeplessNites SleeplessNites 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 3

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    I need some help now.. really I was a victim of emotional abuse. My father never ceased to criticise me, underestimate me, hated me, told me i am good for nothing . (if you are...
    ShadowlessSoul ShadowlessSoul 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    I used to have this dream. A haze of white and gold covering everything the entire "video" of what was happening. When I was young this dream happened a lot and I would wake...
    Astelmarie Astelmarie 18-21, F Aug 26

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    When you live in a small town, you don't think about someone harming you...Everyone knows everybody, people are either very charming, reserved, or just take everyone for granted..I...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    I was touched and stuff when I was a child and it's done something me I think. Growing up I felt the urge to touch other younger to me and do things with them, and I was oblivious...
    theycallmeharry theycallmeharry 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I remember a bright green, absolutely inhuman light outside my window and illuminating my room one night when I was a child.
    portal3 portal3 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    ... The smartest people on the planet are hands down the founders of the Federal Reserve. Smartest in the sense that they found a legal way to exploit an entire country, locking it...
    darkrai24 darkrai24 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 1

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    22 Alternatives to Punishment by Jan Hunt -- The Natural Child Project Many parents recognize the harmful effects of physical and verbal punishment. They know that yelling...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 5 Responses Sep 1

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    I was abandoned in the hospital where I was born, became a ward of the state and foster child. I was adopted at six months to replace the family's stillborn female infant. The...
    MalloryMel MalloryMel 41-45, F Sep 5

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    'If You Love Someone with Alcoholic Parents' It's a great article by a blogger Amy Eden and all credit goes to her, absolutely, I don't mean to steal it, just to share because it...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Sep 6

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    Just recently I began researching on middle child traits. I've found out that middle child syndrome is very real and it's not only me who suffers from it. Growing up, I have...
    123eat 123eat 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    My mother had 7 children. She lost 6 and I was left with her because I was a baby, Idk how that worked out but it happened. My siblings had terrible lives. Some were adopted early...
    BOJ1988 BOJ1988 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I recently attended a concert with a family I am friends with. While we were there waiting for it to start some volunteers from Compassion International were walking around trying...
    DaniMacDoo DaniMacDoo 18-21, F Aug 29

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    I'm 62 - I now hear how many grandkids? At 23, I was seeing a fertility specialist and was told I can not have children. OK, we'll adopt. No problem. In fact, childlessness...
    GreyLadyBird GreyLadyBird 61-65 Aug 30

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    I dreamt of being a mom as far back as I can remember. My dad had decided I was going to college and I was going, but I wanted to be a mom too.I can remember that I wanted twins. A...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 16 Responses Sep 2

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    I have a friend, who I will call Melissa (not her real name) who has more than her share of challenges in life. I have known her most of my life as we attended the same grade...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Yemeni child bride, eight, dies of internal injuries on first night of forced marriage to groom five times her age ByMatt Blake Published: 19:20 AEST, 9 September 2013 | Updated...
    Ilovechildrenlots Ilovechildrenlots 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    Proposal Statements for New Project Orphan Children Home (Lila Foundation) About Orphan Children Home Every child is born with promise and potential and all it takes is for...
    bibek1 bibek1 26-30, M Aug 29

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    Kids today have no kind of freedom whatsoever. I feel because of the generation I was born in I am weaker and less prepared for adult life. I don't know how to make decisions for...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    I wrote these words in meditation. "The seeds of peace are sown in the eyes of children, an innocent knowledge of the world, not corrupted by sin." I have known children who...
    quianominorleo quianominorleo 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    It's silly how missing child posters try to be coy and nearly always grossly inaccurate misleading. My own for instance read "Missing from Texas since 2002. Is believed to be...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Let me begin by saying I don't truly hate her, but I wish I had made a different choice years ago. She was a beautiful baby. Green eyes and curly dark hair. Like the porcelain...
    melyrz504 melyrz504 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I know I'm still to young to have children but Iv always wanted children. Ever since that day when I went to the mall by myself when I was 12 I wanted kids, everywhere I walked I...
    AriaDream AriaDream 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I'm a Navy Brat who had a bit of an interesting childhood. This is by no means a sob story, I had a very privileged upbringing, it was just a tad dysfunctional. My parents worked...
    Francesca01 Francesca01 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 4

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    My friend got a woman pregnant after dating for about a year. She was so nice and I was happy for him. When she got pregnant he was looking forward to raising the baby, but she...
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    Anyone knowing my own personal experiences won't be supprised that I'm against it, but what is "it" exactly? Child abuse. It's not always sexual, not even physical... it's taking...
    ValR ValR 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    My best friend was abused as a child and from the stories he told me, I am still really distraught over what his Dad did to him. It was physical and emotional abuse. People always...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I was not.However, this is my other post I'm making regarding how pathetic and disgusting people who do are.S-panking is not only sick, vile and inhumane it also warps children who...
    YellowBrightLight YellowBrightLight 18-21 18 Responses Aug 30

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    I am from a family of one sister and two brothers. Mom and dad were good parents but had very short fuses and did not tolerate any bad behavior. Our parents believed that...
    CarlaW75 CarlaW75 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 3

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    I have been married to my husband for ten years and he has cheated on me for most of those years. I believe that the cheating started after the loss of our first child. I was...
    FiestyJacqueline FiestyJacqueline 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 5

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    Hi everyone, if you are an only child please comment on this as I feel you may relate to my story. I have been reading about how only children are seen through non only children's...
    clokkers clokkers 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    I'm 21 years old, and this is probably the first time I've really let myself believe that what I have experienced is not something I brought upon myself. For so long I've felt so...
    mjh92 mjh92 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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    I'm not altogether sure we are supposed to have lifetime intimate relationships with our children. I am estranged from my son AGAIN for the seventh time. He is 46 yrs old. I have...
    Ub12 Ub12 61-65, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I just found out that I am an indigo child. I still don't now how to process it or what it really means. I have always known I was different. Since I was a small child my mother...
    Wanderer008 Wanderer008 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Eh, I say I don't but I wouldn't mind it. Then I realize that my fertility is questionable for one. My uterus and hormones hate me. For real. Two, I am ALWAYS in dire straits. I...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Being adopted we've all had those moments with folks when they find out we're adopted and trying to talk about it or explain it. I have a doozy I'd like to share with you all. A...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 2