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I Was Raised By My Grandparents

People who were raised by their grandparents 129 People

    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I was raised by a mother who hated me and expressed her hate toward me every chance she had , my father was in and out of my life .. when he was in my life he was always drunk...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was raised in a super over protective Christian family. I now live my life to be everything they are not. I don't judge people for their choices. I just don't want to be anything...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    My mother was bisexual though I didn't know it until a year ago when I was 15. A close friend of my mothers told me. She's never been in any relationships with a woman only men...
    K1PST3R K1PST3R 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    When I was young ( <5 ) my dad educated me early so I am ahead and good in school. So grateful
    madisonsevcik madisonsevcik 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Or lack of, same difference.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    As I get older, I learn things now at this age what I was supposed to of learned when I was a kid or teenager. Growing up my step dad was strict. He never allowed me to do what I...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Nov 28

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    Why oh why isn't this legal... If I'm happy with a man and woman and in time decides i want to get married why should i have to pick who i want to be with or break a bond i feel...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 20 Responses Nov 22

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    First I gotta say, you can't be to careful when it comes to your kids, no matter how trusting a person might be. Yes I was abused as a child. My story is nowhere near as bad as...
    trayomis trayomis 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Idk about everyone else but I was raised a certain way. It's not even that, it's also what I feel is right and wrong deep inside. I try to be and treat people a certain way and...
    Passionfruit101 Passionfruit101 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    My grandparents are some of the funniest people I've ever seen. My grandpa is really quiet and mumbles to himself all the time, and then just cackles because he thought he was...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F Nov 20

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    I was adopted to sweden and raised in a small village & even though being adopted probably was better than the alternative it still wasn't perfect by any chance. Being raised black...
    lokiirs lokiirs 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    When i was little i remember my mom always trying to "protect me" from different kind of things. she would never let me do things that i liked, for example cheer leading claiming...
    hxnnaah hxnnaah 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    So, one night, when i was sleeping i dreamt that a girl who is from my class and i were in a house( Not sure whose is it) and we were talking something and then we hugged and...
    postivitydude postivitydude 18-21, M Nov 29

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    In May of 2013, the 23rd to be exact, my entire world flipped upside down. I guess I should start with the week before so you aren't confused. It was just a few weeks since Mom...
    JaneEbony JaneEbony 18-21, F Dec 4

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    I was about 11 years old and was in the bathroom when my mother said to hurry up and that everybody was waiting. So I finished my duties in a hurry and went running outside to get...
    Helikvar Helikvar 51-55, M Dec 7

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    At the age of ten, my family and I moved to the US from a country in Africa. After about five months of living in Pennsylvania, where my life had been quite cheerful, we moved down...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    Adoption and Holiday Dread By John Veit Arcata, CA As Turkey Day approaches the words of cinema pugilist Rocky Balboa ring in my head. “To you, it’s Thanksgiving; to me, it...
    JohnV25 JohnV25 41-45, M Nov 24

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    i dont think i can trust another girl again ever. i was with a girl for 4 years and she has lied several times every year and we kept breaking up and i kept letting her back in...
    GrayGeo GrayGeo 22-25 Dec 11

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    we didn't have a computer, no cable, and were not allowed in the house on a nice day. our parents had to make us go inside. Hide and Seek, Ten Steps, bikes, a creek, tag, a...
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 27

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    Back then I was not into things I am in now. I know that everyone changed but I feel if I was the old me, I wouldn't have missed so many opportunities I did. When I was little, I...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I was bullied at school because I was different I'm a psychic and giftedly intelligent so I am highly sensitive and I seriously got picked on for it
    Rakiea Rakiea 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Help!! Im not too sure of this website, but i do know that I am depressed and nearest to hell I've ever been in my Life. Im so upset..that I've been accused of cheating on my...
    weeblewobblebutIwontfalldown weeblewobblebutIwontfalldown 41-45, M 2 hrs ago

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    8th post. I almost decided yesterday not to continue my story, and then I thought it would not be fair to myself. It just seems a huge task, and then my mind started playing those...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 19

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