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I Was Raised By My Grandparents

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 21-25, F May 3, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jul 31, 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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    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 2 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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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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    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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    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

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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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    My parents got involved in this movement when I was a baby. They interpreted it to actively (almost obsessively) pursuing holiness, especially with the mortification of our bodies...
    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    When I was born, my parents were too busy for me. They were never home and I lived with a nanny who was more interested in Soap Operas than in the child in her care. One of my...
    msharleenquinzel msharleenquinzel 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's really sad because I know my dad loves me and he had good intentions but I'll be afraid of him forever because of what he did. I just wish he could have found another way so...
    mic112 mic112 18-21, M 8 Responses Sep 11

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    One my my earliest memories and most vivid is from when I was 4. It was a year or 2 after my parents divorced and my mother was in a downward spiral. Her boyfriend moved in with us...
    ausofbounds ausofbounds 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 1

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    I was raised being told I was ugly and that's all I ever can think of myself.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    My granddad was rushed into hospital this week. No one told me. My mum decided to text me to let me know and 7pm. Meaning he'd been in the hospital for 13hours. "She claimed she...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    When I was about 12 we were out with my grandparents for the day. We were walking by a lake and me and my sister, Cynth were having some fun pretending to push each other in by...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I have raised my kids to be young ladies and gentlemen. First I lay down the law and lay it down hard. I didn't want my kid waking up at 11 am so I set their alarm on the weekend...
    Shaylapieblue Shaylapieblue 26-30, F Aug 24

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    Well, most of my posts have been embarrassing moments in my life so I decided I'd continue the trend. It was at the end of my seventh grade year. The seventh grade counselor, Ms...
    Dts16 Dts16 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    Keep in mind that I was always one of those girls that never understood why women stay in abusive relationships. I was a broken child. Acted out, drugs, sex basically whatever I...
    mmememe mmememe 22-25, F Aug 26

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    I never got to see my mother, so did all my sisters, and my father had a hard time with the three of us, and made us independent. When I was 5, my eldest sister was already an...
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F Aug 27

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    The #10 best country before Canada: Hong Kong since I'm Canadian I feel I was taken from my country and I hate living here. I'd rather be born and raised in the U.S than this dirty...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    Phone Folly! At one point we girls ran up such a phone bill that my parents told us in no uncertain terms we were not to use the phone without asking permission. Needless to say...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I was on a swimming class, and i went to the pool for "Advanced ones", because i already know to swim, but i get tired easy. I was swimming well, but after i get tired i started...
    shsm15 shsm15 16-17, M Aug 30

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    I am from Alberta Canada and I am a proud Canadian:) Canada is the better hockey team, we invented hockey:D CFL is also better but I cheer for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the...
    CountryBabs321 CountryBabs321 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    So I guess I'm the black sheep in my family.... my mom raised me totally different than my aunt did her kids. When ever there is a family event my cousins make fun of me because I...
    SchniderMonkey SchniderMonkey 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    (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 20 hrs ago

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    I am dealing with a panic disorder with agoraphobia, depression and seizures and was currently discharged from the military. I developed all of this when I was admitted in a...
    Liddoturrboo Liddoturrboo 18-21, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Ok get this my worst experience ever . so i was always a little curious when it came to women then one i was in my moms room she downstairs and i said i would take a shower. So...
    georgeuzimaki georgeuzimaki 13-15 2 hrs ago

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    The first time I got the belt, I was 8, almost 9. Behind my house was a river and we had been told time and time again not to go down to the river. Well I went with some of the...
    tiffyof6andtwins tiffyof6andtwins 41-45, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    the drinking age was 18 back then but i was 14 when i started. i had my first beer in almost a year yesterday and it tasted good. i think if drinking wasn't a taboo i wouldn't...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 13 hrs ago

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    In 2006 i was raped by my ex boyfriend Raymond. We was together for about 2 years. i thought i could trust him. and i thought he wasnt like that. One afternoon we was in his car on...
    navygoddess28 navygoddess28 26-30, F 1 Response 42 mins ago

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    It sucks, it sucks being a bi-sexual. Sometimes I wish I was normal, when I say normal I mean " Straight " . I wish I could share out everything that I'm feeling deep inside to...
    HopelesslyLove HopelesslyLove 18-21, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    It was A Long Time ago, I was around nine years old. I had ran away from my home. I used to beg in the streets during the day.And at night I used to sleep in abandoned flats.I used...
    yesus yesus 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    An alternative choice for spending budget travellers is to remain in a nice family members operate hostel which happens to be considerably low cost which can be far more cost...
    Keniaga838 Keniaga838 31-35, M 1 Response 1 hr ago