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I Was Raised By My Grandparents

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I was raised my 2 older brothers who are 25 and 30. They are really over protective and they dont believe in corporal punishment and dont believe in hitting me. A few years ago I...
    17kabarb 17kabarb 13-15, F Aug 10

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    I hate my mother to hell! She raised a ****** up family! She got pregnant at 17 and now shes 42 but her mental age is still 17. Goddamit! I fuckking hate her. Growing up, i was...
    Shehshen Shehshen 22-25, F Aug 2

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    As was everyone else on this planet....
    AuntieShani AuntieShani 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    given, it wasn't a model home. In fact, it probably reinforces a lot of the opposite-gendered parenting arguments against the lifestyle. But I love my mom and even though her lover...
    GiulianaxRossi GiulianaxRossi 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Everyone is affected by the lifestyle they grew up in their environment.
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    So affected that when people say "Dumb" or "Stupid" it gets me angry and I cry about it later. I grew up in so much negativity that jokes are sometimes hard to accept.
    AcousticLover AcousticLover 16-17, F Aug 8

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    This is like, a major confession that really just welled up in me and that I needed to get out. I hate being black. I was raised with a very supportive upper middle class black...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 7

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    I lost my grandma who's been with me and my family all my life when I was 15. She adopted my dad and married a Filipino man who we took his last name from. I never met him...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    My grandfather Anthony was born in 1925 and my grandmother Mary born in 1928. They met each other a bit after world war 2 and married in 1948 to live in Ħaż-Żabbar. By 1964...
    daniel147 daniel147 13-15, M Aug 1

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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 4 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    A few days ago, my niece and I were talking. We were discussing various topics, and then, she proceeds to tell me about her friends. Recently, she has started attending a new...
    aepteewS aepteewS 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I am named after the dominant males on both sides of my family, my first first name after those on my mother's side, and my second first name from those on my dad's. I once looked...
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T Aug 16

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    When I was 14 I rebelled against my overprotective parents. I ran away from home, got drunk, loved that "high" of alcohol and met girls. It was mostly wine and because I had never...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Aug 9

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    When I was in the third year at school there was this girl called Emma who was a bit of a snob and goody-goody who I didn't like very much. Anyway, just as we were packing up from...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F Aug 15

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    When I was in the third year at school there was this girl called Emma who was a bit of a snob and goody-goody who I didn't like very much. Anyway, just as we were packing up from...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 9 Responses Aug 15

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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 5 days ago

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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 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I ruined myself and I have no dreams. My whole life has been a wreck because ever since I found out I was born in Hong Kong (bad country for autistics to be born and raised in) I...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Jul 29

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    My relationship with my father stalled because of my mothers constant adultery, with his friends! I hardly saw him at all between ages eight and when I moved in with him at...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It was hard yet fun the kids were cool the food MMMMMM!!! Then we moved to kkkouisiana the kkk are dicks thats why i live in a nice cabin with my friends if you hate it suck my...
    CrazyUnStableGuy666 CrazyUnStableGuy666 22-25, M Jul 29

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    I came out of my mothers womb into a polluted nightmare filled country that I was born and raised in. The country turned me into nothing and now Im a bad person with autism. Im...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 29

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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 2 days ago

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    I was pronounced dead a few months ago. A car hit my car's side, crushing the driver's seating area. I was taken out by the rescuers and the paramedics said this: "He's cold. We...
    WhosChaos WhosChaos 18-21, M 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Summary: I found an Ad on Craigslist, Fresh out of College and on my way to Graduate School. Once you apply for the job, you receive an email like this. (Posted at the bottom) You...
    sfolksss sfolksss 18-21, M 1 hr ago