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I Was Raised By My Grandparents

People who were raised by their grandparents 138 People

    Raised

    My parents worked, my grandparents were in charge taking care of us. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jan 15, 2011

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    Grandpa's Girls Are a Rare Breed

    My story begins with the early childhood death of my aunt, Kathy. There was a house fire that my buxom grandfather couldn't save her from. The information I have is limited; although to my knowledge by the time rescuers got there it was beyond to late. My grandparents did have...
    BettyBetty BettyBetty 18-21, F May 3, 2007

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    I Want To Hear From People Raised By Their Grandparents

    I'm coming to the States tomorrow to meet people like me (raised by grandparents), please get in touch: http://keepitinthefamily.posterous.com/ thanks, Leon
    NanKid NanKid 41-45, M Apr 10, 2012

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    Never Wanted Child

    i am 51 female, raised  by grandparents, extremely  farm life, no friends ,went to school so depressed. My only outlet was art and painting still is and my love for dogs , today i have a service dog that goes everywhere with me. Oh, I had a mom, she was 14  when she had me...
    rj1961 rj1961 51-55 1 Response May 3, 2012

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    Who Will Love Me?

    My Mother took off and left my Dad and me when I was just a baby.My Dad was an alcoholic and in the 50's men didn't raise their children,they gave them to their parents and that is what happened to me.My Dad gave me to his parents who raised me till I was 12.My Grandpa had some...
    missemboth missemboth 51-55, F Jan 18, 2009

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    I Would Not Change It At All

    . By the time I was 3 my parents were not together anymore and they tried to work things out one more time before my Mom and I moved in with my Grandparents. They literally were both retiring by this time and it gave them something to do. My Mom worked and went to school and it...
    iameffystonem iameffystonem 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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    My Grandma and Grandpa

    My mom was 16 when she had me and my dad disappeared shortly thereafter. she was still living with my grandparents when she had me. At 21, she had my sister and became an alcoholic. She decided to move out rather than stop drinking, and when it came time to go, I didn't want to...
    aka746 aka746 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2007

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    Accidental Baby

    (I'm sorry about mis-spelled words) My parents were 19 years old when they had unprotected sex creating me. My mom has severe psychological issues, I think she may even be scziophrenic To this day she lives in her own world. I give my dad more credit then my mom. They broke up...
    totaljesschaos totaljesschaos 22-25 2 Responses May 9, 2013

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    I Am Raising My Grandchildren And Looking For Advice

    I am raising my grandchildren I got them when they were 3 months and 2 years old. I have had them for 5 years. I am looking for advice or suggestions from others who have been raised by their grandparents. What made/or could have made your situation better? Would you rather have...
    K8sdoc K8sdoc 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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    As A Social Worker Doing A Health&Welfare Visit

    Summarized- " To Whom It May Concern as of March 2003&In Particular the Inquirying Russian Citizen: Here I have observed two healthy and happy children, competent and self assured. They study in a rigorous gimnazia thus know 3-4 languages fluently,run errands unsupervised, and...
    MeritEun MeritEun 22-25, M a week ago

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    Complicated Family

    I am a 40 year old female from the UK brought up by my grandmother. I was born to a mother who had just had an abortion and couldn’t afford another. My dad at the time, worked operating funfair rides and money was very tight, particularly in the early 70s when things were bad...
    chaza73 chaza73 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 31, 2013

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    I Think Of Her As A Saint

    My mother was married when I was conceived but he isn't my father. They returned state side during the pregnancy and I was born at the hospital where my maternal grandmother worked as a nurse. Her best freind Nora was the one on duty that night and told me about the delivery...
    RawRedhead RawRedhead 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2010

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    My Grandparents Are My 'real' Parents

    My mother gave birth to me when she was 16 years old, she took care of me until I was about 6 months old, when she decided she could not give me the best care needed, the man who was my father stopped seeing me as she told him I was not his for some reason that is not clear. Her...
    Slayer202 Slayer202 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 10, 2010

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    My Grandmother Had To Step In

    My mom is an irresponsible and almost erratic kind of person. Everyone in my family knows she possibly even has a psychological disorder, because she doesn't act like a normal person should. She had me at a young age, and did care about me a lot, but things turned bad when I grew...
    SylphNoir SylphNoir 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 18, 2011

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    I Am Proud I Was Raised By My Grandparents ... Now

    I lived with my paternal grandparents for five years when my parents weren't together. I used to be ashamed of that. But now I am proud. I was never close with my mother. My father passed away a long time ago. His mother had a stroke a couple years after my father passed...
    jefgg jefgg 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    I Was Raised By My Grandparents Too

    My parents divorced when I was seven. My mom made a bad choice in her next husband, and we left him two years later to move in 'temporarily' with my grandparents. We never left. Mom stayed home with my little sister, and when my sister was ready to start first grade, we began...
    jeffandnena jeffandnena 36-40 2 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    Not Really The Same Thing

    i was brought up by my best friends mother and her grandparents from the age of 12 on my birth family is all they were i was never inpotrant of worth any efford
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Dec 19, 2011

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    Not Fair...

    I live with my grandparents and they are retired, so all they do is sit down all day. My grandfather stays in his room all day, grumpy and mad at the world. My grandmother yells and screams non stop about what I do, what I don't do, pick this up, clean that up, fetch me a yogurt...
    Athlete2012 Athlete2012 18-21, F Jun 21, 2012

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    I've lived with my grandparents

    since I was 13 and now I'm 18. They brought me up to be a very polite, well-educated mature young woman who aims to go to university to eventually become a teacher. My grandparents have always been quite overprotective which is understandable because I was placed into their care...
    Mangocloud Mangocloud 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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    I Was Adopted By My Grandparents

    In 1970 I was born to a 14-year-old girl in a village in the UK countryside (Staffordshire Moorlands) and the identity of my father is still unknown.  My birth mother’s parents did the kindest thing – instead of putting their daughter in a ‘mother and baby home’ and...
    NanKid NanKid 41-45, M Dec 18, 2011

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    Gprnts!

    two of the most importnant people in my lfe would be my grandparents. i am the person who i am today because of them and learned to much from them, they were there for me when i was younger and when unfortunately for some time i didnt have my parents with me, and i love them very...
    WiCkEdLyGREAT WiCkEdLyGREAT 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 5, 2011

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    hi. let me tell you my story.

    i was born to unmarried parents. my mom tells me they couldnt stay together because they always fought. from the time i was born i have lived with my mom and grandparents. me and my dad had a relashionship, unusual, but a relashionship non the less. my mom started becoming an...
    anonyxmous anonyxmous 18-21, F May 16

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    I Feel Like I Was Born Too Late.

    I was partly raised by my grandparents because I lived with them due to the fact that my mum was ill a lot when I was growing up. My grandma had some very strong opinions common to many older people and many of these have rubbed off on me. I know that most people my age would...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 27, 2007

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    Holy Hell!

    I loved my grandparents but i feared them more. My grandmother was always what many people would refer to as a hard woman. She was strict & she had also had a bit of a hard life. My grandfather (by marriage, not blood) was a little softer around the edges but underneath both of...
    allusedupnowempty allusedupnowempty 22-25, F May 9, 2013

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    Dad Doesn't Seem To Care, Mom Not Allowed To See Me

    I have been raised by my grandparents since I was 2 weeks old. My mom was in trouble with the law and my dad had emotional problems. Their relationship was hanging by a thread. After my sister died from heart and kidney problems the thread broke. For about two years my brother...
    JoJoD96 JoJoD96 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    Life As I Knew It

    I live with my mom, but my grandparents practically raised and took care of me. It's funny how parenting comes so easy for some people, and then some never get the hang of it at all. I was in a car wreck thar paralyzed me when I was 3, and I don't think my parents were ready...
    LifeOfAGingerKid LifeOfAGingerKid 16-17, F Nov 30, 2012

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    Alana's Story

    I had a really good home life up until I was 8 when my father died suddenly from a heart attack. My mother was so grief stricken she couldn't Handle taking care of me or my twin brother so she sent us off to live with my grandmother in another country. I only saw her for short...
    Tippycat Tippycat 18-21 Nov 11, 2012

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    When I was about 10 we had a high school girl from our church called Dina who used to babysit us. We knew her very well and liked her but gradually got a bit too familiar with her...
    littlescamp littlescamp 41-45, F 2 hrs ago

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    Because I was small and white, I went to a Black & Hispanic school. I was physically bullied until I was in 7th Grade, when I was so tall that I made some of my former bullies pee...
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    I don't even know if I'm being molested.it started on my 15th birthday and I am turning 16 next month.my cousin took me with him because he said he had to go home for something...
    tytm tytm 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    So, it really was only one time, but the damage they did has haunted me ever since. I go to a private Christian school, and bullying is normally not a problem. If it becomes one...
    GirlforGod2 GirlforGod2 13-15 3 hrs ago

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    i swear my stepmom is out to get me i just dont know what to do anymore. yes i have made mistakes but i have tried to right my wrongs but once you do something that doesnt please...
    ayeitsjordyn ayeitsjordyn 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    my mum did right by me,i will forever be grateful
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I was raised in the Mormon church, though my parents weren't that into it they still had us go. I'm glad that my parents weren't as crazy Mormon as the other parents, they taught...
    wishiwasasheep wishiwasasheep 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Not so much my grandparents, just my grandpa, I love my grandmother more than anyone because she raised me since the day I was born. My grandpa on the other hand is the most...
    DiamondInTheSkye DiamondInTheSkye 18-21, F a week ago

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    One time, my teacher (a guy) was talking to a student but he started talking to the whole class. He didn't raise his voice or anything so I couldn't tell he was talking to me to...
    Lisahemmings12 Lisahemmings12 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    profound realization #570: I realize that kids will make stupid choices in life...it's what they do and as an adult I guess it's my job to enforce and make sure that they learn...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I raised two young boys on my own, it was wild how many younger girls flirted and hit on me when I was with my kids. At parks, at beaches, all over the place. This stuff about...
    bruceb62 bruceb62 41-45, M Jun 26

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    This is quite a mouthful, I'm sorry. I just need to write it out. When I was around 7, my family made the move from California to Washington State. Now, around 10 years later, I've...
    buffybellissimo buffybellissimo 16-17 Jun 25

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    most of the men in family are preachers several Christian family singers
    NewSeren NewSeren 51-55, F Jun 22

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    I was raised fanatically religious was taught it's a sin to get angry
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 21

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    My mother passed away eleven days after I was born. She was born with heart defect stemming from a late 1950's medication. Thanks to the American government’s inaction on the...
    zackmowen zackmowen 26-30, M Jun 19

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    Confused? Who am I? I am a man who should have been born a girl. As a child I did not like boy play. I preferred girl’s styles. I believe that I was more mature at an early...
    jbamberg jbamberg 46-50, M 6 Responses Jun 19

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