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I Was Raised By My Grandparents

People who were raised by their grandparents 126 People

    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 21-25, F May 3, 2007

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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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    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 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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I was raised with money, with staff at home, and with a silver cuttlery set in my mouth. I was also raised by my mom, one of the kindest people I've ever met. So, I guess I'm a mix...
    LittleStain LittleStain 18-21, F Oct 8

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    Excuse me if this story is a little mixed up or hard to read. It's tricky to piece everything together in an orderly way, especially since I don't recall much of this from memory...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    There was no shortage of discipline in our home, and his father was an alcoholic, so anger was always at the ready.
    tommiatkins tommiatkins 51-55, M Oct 15

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    I done all the catholic things until I was about 15 until I'm all fairness to my parents they let me chose for myself what I wanted to believe in. I'm from Ireland and I live in...
    Turtleisland97 Turtleisland97 16-17, M Oct 15

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    We all were, sociologically speaking
    urlaame urlaame 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    How in the blazes am I supposed to raise my kids now without an iPad?
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    I'm not anymore, but it's not because i think the religion is bad or wrong. I just believe in my own thing; however, I strongly believe in a lot of the morals and ethics of the...
    aFuzzyBlouw aFuzzyBlouw 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    I was raised Mormon, my entire family is still Mormon, but I converted to Atheism when I was 12. I was baptized Mormon, and I have read the Book or Mormon as well. My parents didn...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    My dad, the big tough guy that he is, always warned me about screwing up. He was raised with that sort of idea, he believed in it. Thankfully, I am an only child and his little...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    It was always the way it was. When I didn´t behave my dad spanked my bottom. I was never grounded or stuff, the usual punishment was spanking. I think he´s right about it, cause...
    SweetNatalie SweetNatalie 13-15, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was mentally abused, not physically. My life is controlled and thanks to that problem, I can't fit in with society. I try to do "normal things" but I can't do it because I get...
    BlackBloodDemon BlackBloodDemon 13-15, M Oct 1

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    I want to write this for anyone going through this. I want people to know that you are not allow. When I was younger my Grandfather on my mothers side went to jail for hitting...
    StarFishAndDangos StarFishAndDangos 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    They didn't want me to study.My mother faught with them and made me study hard.I was a good student and I always scored best.My father and grandparents get jealous.In my recent...
    genuineangel genuineangel 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I wish i could. You see i was supposed to be born in Mexico but my parents wanted a new life, a new home, a new city to rise me and my older sisters. In able to do that my parents...
    SkilletFan01 SkilletFan01 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I was reminded today of the awful regulation navy knicks we used to have to wear as part of the school uniform. While there were no formal knicker inspections, thank goodness...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have a job and attend college yet they complain I don't do anything with my life. I recently got straight A's and told them and my grandfather said I don't care I'll be proud...
    rosesrthebest rosesrthebest 18-21, F Sep 26

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    growing up my mother never wanted a child she wanted to be a fashion model a designer own her own clothing line and marry a guy who was a bad man with no job a bad past and had a...
    brookeluv4evr brookeluv4evr 31-35, F a week ago

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    Hi everyone! “The world has changed and none of us can go back. All we can do is our best. And sometimes the best we can do is to start over. ” We are the team behind the...
    prodigalsonsmovie prodigalsonsmovie 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was 8 when this new kid Jake had moved in to my neighbor hood he was two years older then me. we would always hang out. i became close with is step dad and his mom i stated...
    godsgift1993 godsgift1993 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Feeling really low tonight. It's the 6th year anniversary of my grandmother's death and I miss her beyond belief. She was my number one fan and was always on my side. I remember...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I only met my dad mother She was a okay lady
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Oct 5

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    I got whatever was closest to grandmother's grasp when whooping time came. I been whooped with belts, shoes, spatulas, spoons, extension cords, water hoses, last but not least the...
    Saphic33 Saphic33 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 11

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    One time my mum wanted to spank me, I was 32. Not going to happen. I know I was wrong to swear at her, but she really annoyed me the first few years I was a mum, and this day I...
    mumsnineangels mumsnineangels 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    I remember a few weeks after I turned 16, my parents went away for a week for their anniversary. Me, Oliver (18) and Hannah (19) were the only ones still living at home. Mum said...
    mumsnineangels mumsnineangels 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 14

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    I am now 24 years old and have not looked into the case seriously until now. When I was about 13 years old I remember going to bed like normally and being in a deep sleep. I...
    jlopez5849 jlopez5849 22-25, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago