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I Was Raised By My Grandparents

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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 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 1 Response Feb 12, 2012

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 grew up in poverty

    and abuse but I am happy about my life right now.I am learning to let go of all the pain in my heart even though my Physical marks are still there I am learning to love them.I am going to let go of everything.I need to live as new person next year.
    uzuri84 uzuri84 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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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 miss my grandparents

    who practically raised me.I need to save money to visit them they are getting too old and sick.I miss them way too much especially my grandfather probably one of the men who gave me unconditional love in my life. I miss my papa way too much. He is 86 today. I hate leaving...
    uzuri84 uzuri84 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2013

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    No ****. The way anyone is raised shapes their entire being.
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    Nuyorican here. Grew up in the Kensington/Flatbush area of Brooklyn. Went to Ditmas JHS, then New Utrecht HS in Bensonhurst. It was in the mid to late eighties, so there was a lot...
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    Thank you dad, you are a wonderful person, a wonderful man, but more importantly you are absolutely wonderful father, thank you. I know it wasn't easy, I know I have been...
    LoneStarGurl LoneStarGurl 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 10

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    Cursing, even by accident, is bad That’s a lesson I learned the hard way. I remember one time when I was in the 4th grade, I was at school and called this kid a “b***ard. I...
    Iceman03 Iceman03 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Left Behind In A Broken Nation- It's been 13 years since I saw my mother last at age 7. I saw her less than a month after my father was arrested in Russia and thanks to my...
    2ndGenPuppet 2ndGenPuppet 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Children needs to be disciplined, no matter the age or gender. That is how me and my sisters and my brother were raised - I was born in a underclass household in the early 70's...
    MaryKoviski MaryKoviski 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    My one spanking from grandma. My maternal grandfather was a Baptist preacher, and my grandma was a teacher. They raised my mom strictly with spankings through her teens, and were...
    StarterStar StarterStar 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    It all started when I was 13. I had no other way to school as I lived half an hour away to the closest high school so I caught a private bus to and from school every day with other...
    unknown331 unknown331 16-17 1 Response Mar 24

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    When I was 10 years old my mom brother sister and I were on our way to my grandparents house on Halloween when we were rear-ended by a drunk driver. I didn't understand the...
    missquietriot missquietriot 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    this is a real story: one day me and my dad and my grandparents were at dinner with us and i was acting up being a brat and stuff so we had to leave early my dad kept saying ur...
    Carlyspnks Carlyspnks 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 6

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    My grandparents adopted me when I was 18 months old. I have always lived with them and thought of them as my parental figures and up until first grade I just thought I referred to...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    When I was a kid, my sister and I used to spend every summer vacation until junior high, to our grandparents house in the village.I returned there last week after almost 25 years...
    pois0nivy pois0nivy 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    Born and raised in North Carolina and darn proud of it. My accent is thick and everyone is "Hon" and "sweetie". I always have grits in my cupboard and sweet tea in my refrigerator...
    MilitaryMomX3 MilitaryMomX3 46-50, F a week ago

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    My dad cheated on my mom with my best friend. I had just made friends with this girl and her husband and children. In the short time I've gotten to know them, I became attached...
    duClo duClo 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I was at home,alone,and was about leave to get a coke bottle from a nearby convenient store.While I was heading back home,I head a moaning sound from a girl,I went towards the...
    readerrede readerrede 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    My A (adoptive) parents knew about me through a lawyer before I was born. Then they drove from Miami to Boynton Beach FL. to pick me up when I was only 8 hours old. My brother was...
    BAM33156 BAM33156 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I grew up in an old-fashioned home. My parents are loving, but they raised my sister and me strictly, and spankings were commonplace. I was spanked by both parents, but my dad...
    StarterStar StarterStar 26-30, M 6 Responses Apr 3

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    I was at boarding school till I was 18 and one day I was in big trouble for being out late. The headmistress called me to her office along with 2 girls who were in the same trouble...
    SpankMyWilly SpankMyWilly 31-35 Mar 20

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    I was fortunate enough to witness the terrible scene of birth right after breakfast last week... thought that'd get your attention. Pull up a chair, stool, monkey, or whatever you...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M Mar 21

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    Ten days before Christmas my husband of almost 12 years at the time (together almost 18) gave me a kiss, told me he loves me and left to go shopping for me. It was a Sunday night...
    brokenbecauseofhim brokenbecauseofhim 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I never drove again until I was 16! On a hot summer day, me and my sister were playing tag in the backyard. I was 5, my sister was 9. Our dad was outside fixing and cleaning his...
    Jessielove3 Jessielove3 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 5

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    One day i woke up i noticed i had woke up earlier than usual mom said “Heres your report card”she said as i unfolded it i then read: Math: F English: D Science: C and etc i...
    Carlyspnks Carlyspnks 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 6

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    I studied marshal arts from an early age. I was never good at much else in youth (in my opinion.) My teachers in all the various forms (Kenpo, Taekwondo, Hapkido) said I had...
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    During the late summer of 1989 :). I came to be- Under a lunar eclipse, I fell into the sign on Leo. From the valley to the Gulf Coast, I was fortunate to spend most of my time...
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    My mom claims to be sensitive about it yet she shoved me and my brother into our bio dad's arms when we wanted nothing to do with him yet made my oldest brothers basic training...
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