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I Was Raised By My Grandparents

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F May 3, 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 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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I can relate to being raised by a very strict Catholic mother. Since we were children, we were so straight laced. we would pray all of the time, and listen...like good obedient...
    darkstate23 darkstate23 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was affected by the way I was raised greatly. Because I was raised not of others, but by myself. It makes me very different. Instead of having guidance or influence, I had to do...
    DBXDBX DBXDBX 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I think I'm quite atypical compared to most young guys around my age. This is because of how I was raised - with discipline and expectations to be a decent human being and live a...
    Procrastin8 Procrastin8 22-25, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    we all are affected by how we are raised!......That's the whole Point! :-) to quote a famous Chinese Proverb : "Give me a child until he is 10 years old,and he will follow...
    IFoundYourDiary IFoundYourDiary 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    who isn't? the choice of how you will react is yours though. I grew up in a home that was unsettled. its was fun at times, but unsure when it would turn. mom and dad would fight...
    friendstrong friendstrong 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    my father was a drunk and physically and verbally abusive to me. when i was 4 i was learning to count to 20 and kept confusing the number elevan with Levitz. i have told others...
    jdanyone jdanyone 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    for some reason I have david bowie's modern love in my head. of course I like the earlier less poppy stuff he did better. but I love pop and I remember a day when you turned on...
    trent74 trent74 36-40, M Apr 6

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    I quit I'm done trying to make friends it's a waste of time
    MrPoolofsouls MrPoolofsouls 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel as though through the hardships I faced everyday at home, gives me the disgusted feeling of never wanting to take the same route with a family of my own. It also has taught...
    liveurDream liveurDream 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Growing up I was taught to never share ANYTHING about personal things of my family. Because of this I've never really been able to speak up or speak out about my life to anyone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was just asked by a guy I started hanging out with "why are you so sensitive?" How am I supposed to answer that? I'm pretty sure I can blame my childhood for my sensitivity.
    ilovenickiminaj ilovenickiminaj 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    i come from the land of shut up and do as you are told. never speak back. don't be loud. be seen not heard. because of this i tend to be a soft spoken person. i have tried to be a...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Most are. Few avoid that. But a car wreck failed to help. And seroquel failed to cure. Plus added problems.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    i am living proof that raising your kids in an obsessively Christian environment will not end the way you plan. they teach judgement. oh they're not a good person because they...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Years of emotional neglect = Borderline Personality Disorder (seeking to compensate for the lack of attention, creating unstable relationships and unwittingly destroying the...
    marinderso marinderso 26-30 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    my dad always used to yell at me and always told me to be perfect. whenever someone yells at me now, I start to flinch and I my heart starts racing and I can't breathe cause of how...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I didnt feel.loved or.as if anyone.cared.for me. Now I have a hard.time.on being proud of myself and trsuting people.
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    this means when adults are speaking the respectful thing is to stay quiet.
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    My parents used corporal punishment often while raising me all the way up until I was 18 and joined the military. I am 24 now and I realize that the way I was raised is detrimental...
    lc225 lc225 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 30