What was your support system growing up?

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
September 12, 2008 11:17am CST
Did you grow up in a loving family with supportive parents? If your parents weren't always supporting did you at least have loving grandparents or aunts and uncles or friends? Did you have somebody you could talk to and go to with problems? Or do you feel you were kind of cast adrift to figure things out on your own?
6 responses
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
I'm proud to say that I grew up with a very supportive parent. They nourished me with full love, care and understanding. They never left my side. Until now that I'm married my father is always there to help and give me advices to what I would do and to correct me if I did something wrong so I can improve and be mature as a person and as a parent too.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Sep 08
That's great!
12 Sep 08
I am so lucky to have a family full of love and respect...both parents taught me how to be more morally responsible of myactions.I never felt that I am not loved by them...they always support me in every decision i make. If I stumble they're always there to help..I am very thankful to have them as my family.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Sep 08
That's wonderful. Too bad everybody can't have a family like that!
@rkrish (3003)
• India
12 Sep 08
i always brought with my parents as well as gr parents and my little is also so lucky have her parents and great grand parents...i believe its well for the child to know the history and moral of 100 yrs when she grows and she may get a good expereience of knowing the unknown and she can read the more minds of people in her early stage itself...take care my friend
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Sep 08
:-)
@ORichBoi (66)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I grew up in the home with my mother and step-father but my grandmother is the one who I would always go to for advice and things like that. She was a rock for me and was there for me no matter what the situation was. My mom had me young. Although she was there for me physically, she couldn't give me the sound advice that my grandmother could.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Sep 08
I never knew my grandparents. You are so lucky to have had a loving grandmother in your life!
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
12 Sep 08
I guess I was one of the lucky ones in my upbringing although having said that my father wasn't always around and would leave everything to my mum, so everything was left to her to do, so naturally I became closer to my mum and distant from my father, learning, being told off or needing help I would always turn to my mum, because she was the only one there for me. I didn't have any brothers or sisters which I feel I missed out on, but I was spoilt, but not overly so as my parents didn't have much money. I wasn't very close to my cousins and they lived far away from me, so I spent most of my childhood on my own, which is probably why I prefer my own company as an adult. I have always looked and wanted a father figure in my life I guess to fill the empty void that my biological father left.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Sep 08
Being an only child vs having siblings, now that's an interesting conversation. I had 3 younger siblings and there was good and bad with that, of course. But I also prefer my own company. :-)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I was very fortunate to grow up in the house with my mom and dad. Actually, they are still happily married and I thank God for that. They were strict but the rules they enforced helped me become a better person. There are some things I just wouldn't do or be a part of because of how they raised me. In fact, I am almost 30 and they still give me advice on decisions in my life. I had WONDERFUL parents.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Sep 08
Lucky you! :-)
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