what would be the one thing

United States
January 28, 2007 4:42pm CST
what woudl be the one thing you would change about your child hood if you could? when I was younger my parents wernt around much. my sister pretty much raised us. I became pregnant at a very early age of 15 and wish i could have done things diffrently. dont get me wrong I would never wish not to have my son but if i would have waited it would have been so much diffrent and better for him.. I was a single mom and moved out at the age of 16 and did it on my own. so yes i would go about things diffrently if i could.
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@sikkim (113)
• India
29 Jan 07
if i could i wish i never will be an emotional fellow. in my three decades i have come to learn when you are to survive in this world you need too be stone hearted.i have payed for being a fool in this wrong side of my life and i have noticed my mistake when it is too late.
• United States
1 Feb 07
i too wear my heart in my sleave and give in to people o easily. the way i see it is it will come back to me in time....
@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Hhmm well I'd really like it if I'd not been abused sexually and emotionally/mentally BUT at the same time the truth is, suffering all that cruelty completely broke me down to a shell of a person...and then I rebuilt myself to be the woman I am today and as much as I cant stand them for treating me like trash and abusing me all my life...I love the woman I am today...
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• United States
1 Feb 07
things in our past make us who we are today there would be a few things i would chnge i too was abused but i am a strong person or so id like to think i am now.. i raised my son on my own when i was jsut 15.
@mx_aman (2102)
• India
29 Jan 07
Since, from my birth I am having shy kind of nature. As I grow, it create problems for me at that time. Right now I do not possesses that kind of problem and I have changed myself a lot, as some of my friends also used to say that you are changed. I like that when they say "CHANGED" It reminds me that effort to change myself is not worthwhile...So, I would say that if t is possible to change one thing of your childhood I would like to change my shy kind of nature..
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@loved1 (5338)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I would definitely want my parents to spend more time with me. When I say that I don't mean just having them home, but actually doing things with me. My siblings were much older than myself so there was rarely a time when someone actually played a game with me or read me a story.
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• United States
29 Jan 07
If I could change one thing about my life when I was younger would be not to have a disability in which it is hard for me to find a man because of it
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@lafavorito (2970)
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
Despite the hardships I experienced in my past, I will not change a thing because all those unfortunate times led me to having my son. He's the one that made me realize what a great life it is.
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@aquarian9 (549)
• Canada
29 Jan 07
I lived at school and saw my parents very little. I think it has caused a void that most people don't have with their parents. So, I would have had a normal family life, that's what I wanted most as a child.
@stella1989 (2277)
• India
29 Jan 07
when i was kid i was a very shy girls every body hated my company.!! even my parents i was uncomfortable in socialising with others including my parents.! no knowledge of making conversations and finally i end up with arguments and then a fight .!nothiing else.! wish to change my childhood with no friends.!
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@kawillow74 (1417)
• United States
29 Jan 07
Yes I would do something different I also had my boys young I am very glad I did I would not change that but I would have stayed in school, I am now 32 and I am thinking very hard on going back to school i know allot of people do it but i feel like I am just a little old to be going back to school.
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• United States
29 Jan 07
your not to old go to school and i hope you post when you graduate. I would like to know if you decided to :-)
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• United States
30 Jan 07
i am 30 and feel lthat I was to old but thats not whats holding me back I gues I am scared of faliure. I too had to drop out of school and cant explain enought to my son how much I regret not staying in school to have a better life for him and my family.. so i need to kick myself and get there and register..
@chetlog (624)
• Philippines
28 Jan 07
I was very independent when I was young since my mom raised us by herself. She had to go to work and I took care of my younger brothers then. My childhood was pretty much responsibilities but I don't mind it then and now. Kinda instilled the protective instinct in me. My brotthers and I remain very close. No, I wouldn't change much in my childhood.
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29 Jan 07
i was really naughty when i was unger always getting into trouble at skool then i came to my ways!! and i got 9 gcses
• United States
30 Jan 07
I have always been independent since i could remember. my oldest sister who is now 34 pretty much raised us.. but really noone was there. so we had to take care of ourselves
@rosie_123 (6118)
29 Jan 07
My Mother was from Belarussia - when I was grorwng up it was still part of the Soviet Union and so I wasnt able to go back there to visit relatives, and couldn't really do so until the Cold War ended and travel between Eastern and Western Europe became easier. I regret that i didn't meet many of my relatives when I was a child. I have met them since of course and go back to Belarus and also to Moscow and St. Petersburg every year, - but I would like to have had more relatives around me when I was growing up.
• United States
1 Feb 07
me too my fathers side of the family wasnt to close with us i would love to have a family reunion with all of them to day..
@yogiraut (230)
• India
29 Jan 07
definately 15 is not the age. Its the time u need for ur self. TO understand ur own self. First u should understand urself. And then only u will be in a position to bring up a child
• United States
30 Jan 07
I am 30 years old now. and my son just turned 14 mon. I have raised him on my own until last year when i married a wonderful man. I think that my son is old enough now to understand why i want to go back to school and better myself and you are right i need time for me to. thank you
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
Despite of what had happen, still i want to salute for being brave in facing all the responsibilities you have right now. What would i change.. lets see.. I guess, i would never marry at 20. I was never pregnant, if you would ask and still, i decided to get married. I guess, if only i waited a little bit, i would have enjoyed my career as a single, I would have gone parties and meet different persons.. I would have been a more 'well-rounded' person, if only i wait.
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• United States
30 Jan 07
my oldest sister married at 18 just so she could be out of the house. she has been married for almost 13 years now and there weret imes when she regreted getting married and still does. she has became a diffrent person in the past few years. before i married I was in sin because my bf lived with me and now my youngest sister is going through a divorce and she told her that she made her bed and she should lye in it.. that was unfair to say.. people make mistakes and learn from them. hope your dreams come true
@sheilatx (34)
• United States
29 Jan 07
i suppose the one thing i would have changed about my childhood would have been to get out more and actually PAY ATTENTION to reality instead of burying my nose in books and television. this made becoming an adult a bit of a shock to find out exactly how rough things are out there...lol
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• United States
30 Jan 07
my nose was never buried in books but I didnt pay attention to much of the goings on when I was a child either I sure wish I would have paid more attention to.
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
One thing I would change in my childhood is that I should never have listened to my grade and high school classmates in the first place. They made me tamer because they made me think I'm a flirt and a bad person. But when I got to college, everyone loves me. I shouldn't have listened to those insecure people, I would have turned out more friendly than I am now.
• United States
30 Jan 07
when i was in grade school i wanted so bad to be in the in crowd .I had to do some crazy things. i went even as far as being the family pet in the group I mean how low is that .. these kids thought there were everything when now today they actually having nothing or are nothing still. and have low self esteem. it has taken me a long while to try and be a social person but still i sit in the back and watch everyone else.. hard to break the habit for me
• United States
29 Jan 07
my parents divorced when i was young, and if i could change anything then they would of been together, still to this day. i didnt' have my mom or my dad around much. and my brother, sisters, and i were raised by my grandparents
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• United States
30 Jan 07
my parents wernt divorced but they may of well had been. they were never home mom was always chasing dad down at the bars after work or she was working .my oldest sister was there but wasnt old enough to take care of herself let alone 4 others.. we managed
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
28 Jan 07
Definately I cringe every time I think of one guy I went out with. If I could change anything I would have told him to take a flying jump when I first met him! haha
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• United States
30 Jan 07
there is always someone from the past that makes us cringe. for me that is quiet a few. ha ha// and a few more that i could have told to take a leap..
@Mecboy (1052)
• United States
28 Jan 07
well, maybe I would buy some extra video games and old cd track back from 1998 but that really a long time ago.
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@mx_aman (2102)
• India
29 Jan 07
I think you like video games a lot, What games do you prefer to take at that time and which cd's do you want to take with yourself...Myself I would say I will take MAX PAYNE
@camille101 (1027)
• United Arab Emirates
28 Jan 07
Maybe I would pursue the very thing that I'm very interested to, to build up my career now. I had wished that I could study again and broaden my knowledge in the fields of my interest. Then, I could use it now.
• United States
30 Jan 07
I keep saying (and have for the past 5 years) that i am going to go to scholl and learn something but ialways seems to have something more important or "something comes up maybe one of these years I will actually get to go back and be something
29 Jan 07
i think the only thing i would change is that i would of made the most of my childhood. let people know who care about me that i was okay, stuf like that =) i wouldn't change anything else from then but i wish a family member back. =)