Did you have a good childhood?

United States
February 7, 2007 2:04pm CST
Did you have a good childhood? I did. I feel very lucky. Yes, there were some bad things that happened, but overall, I would say it was a positive experience. I was lucky to have loving parents and other family members. There were times when I thought things were bad, but looking back... they weren't really that bad. What about you? How was your childhood?
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73 responses
7 Feb 07
I had a very happy childhood. I didn't enjoy school but i did have bad moments there but i moved to another junior school where i was accepted and made lots of cool friends. in away it was like children are in america, my class was all friends and the boys would hang out and play at playtime but also we had our mini football team which had most of our schools team in. (i really loved my time there) My teenage life was a miss and that was the down side still my childhood was good and i can't remember bad things which happened because i forget about them =) Kudos! ~Joey
@livvy092002 (1032)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
I have a happy childhood though my parents were separated when i was about 5 or 6 yrs old.. I enjoyed having fun, without cares, just all play with friends, brothers and sisters and classmates.. But i did have emotional struggles during my childhood.. maybe mainly because of my parents' separation and my family's financial struggle.. I was very timid, silent, and insecure as a child.. but eventually i got over them as i was growing up.. so it was still a happy childhood for me because it was so much of a learning phase in my life. I have become a stronger person because of my experiences as a child, emotionally and spiritually.
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@msqtech (15075)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I am glad that it has helped you in your later life. I feel it shaped me for adulthood and responsibility. Thanks for sharing
@warn810 (494)
• United States
8 Feb 07
no, I was sad a lot, a lot of mental and physical abuse from my mom.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
I'm sorry to hear that.
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• United States
11 Feb 07
Not really, my parents tried but there were 6 children and the money was always tight. That wasn't so much of a problem but my step father liked to drink a lot and he wasn't always pleasant when he drank.
• India
8 Feb 07
yes i had a very good and hassel free childhood where everything that i wished for came true! my parents gave me their whole love and support
• United States
8 Feb 07
Overall, I think I had a pretty average childhood, so it wasn't the best, nor was it the worst. I had a lot of bad things happen to me, and if some people in my family would have made a lot wiser choices, I wouldn't have had to deal with those things.
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@apky12 (775)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I had a really good childhood. I was very happy and my parents are very loving and caring people. They have always shown my brother and I unconditional love and look out for us all the time. I don't have any really bad memories of childhood. I was a happy kid with the normal things a child goes through all the time.
8 Feb 07
i had a LOVELY childhood....considering some of my friends ..who had to go through broken families...and fighting parents....i consider myself lucky....to not only have lovely loving parents but also an idioticly cute brother....who kept fighting wid me!! ^_^ i cant do without them all......and i want to thank them...for all the love...and care...and everything they have given me!!!!!!!!!! xx
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@quispy (572)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I had a great childhood. My parents were great and they created a warm and loving environment. As a teenager, I had the house that everyone wanted to hang out in. So I guess I was lucky also. There was the usual crap going on, but overall, it was a good one. Thanks for asking and making me go over my childhood in my mind. It was a wonderful journey!
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I thought that I was having a terrible childhood but now I look back and see that I learned so much by being raised the way I was. I was the oldest of 6 children. We were very poor. We worked hard for what we had. We raised our own food. Used our own horse to plow our garden and milked our own cows and raised chickens and hogs. We were raised to be hard workers and to be self sufficent. I was taught early on to cook and clean. We did not have an indoor bathroom or running water. We had to carry our water from the bottom of the hill and we washed our clothes on our hands. We did not have a washing machine or TV. We never had a phone till I was in my early teens. Yes in all reality, I am glad that I was raised the way I was. I do not take things for granted and I am greatful for what I have now and what I had then.
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@crystal8577 (1466)
• United States
7 Feb 07
No, I didn't overall. I want my children to have a better childhood & to never experience 80% of what I had to go threw.
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@shywolf (4519)
• United States
7 Feb 07
To be honest, other than growing up as shy as I was, I really had a fairly blessed childhood. I really didn't even encounter all that much bullying and teasing in school, which is pretty amazing if you consider how I was always overweight and also developed some acne at like 8-8 years old, far before most people do. I really was never teased about anything like that, more than maybe once or twice, and I only had a couple of bad bullying situations, mostly when I was really young, and one time when I went to summer school, which was the worst because it really made me upset to the point of wanting to cry. But I was happy, mostly, and I always had at least one incredibly close friend who I spent my free time with. My family are great, even though my mother can be hard to live with at times, lo, and I love my mother and father very much. So I can't really say that I had a bad childhood.
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@hussasad (58)
• India
8 May 07
i had a decent childhood, but there is no perfect childhood rite... i think i was a normal kid till i as in fourth grade... i was studying in an average school till then... after that my dad put me in a very posh school, which was attended by kids of really rich (and also sometimes famous) people... i think was not able to cope up with this change and i somewhat developed an inferiority complex, which i feel has affected my whole life.... but now i feel much more confident than i felt when i was a teenager and i look back at those days and smile!!
@msqtech (15075)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I had parents who split when I was 12 and whom the non custodial parent didnt pay child support. I think it was harder than it had to be because of them fighting through us. I do think it made me a better parent and I can help others now. I learned how to be frugal and budget because of this experience.
@JJLoa44 (346)
• Canada
8 Feb 07
I think I did. I had a good family, good friends, and came out of it relatively unscarred. Nothing's perfect of course, but I count myself lucky in comparison to many.
• Bermuda
8 Feb 07
I did have a good childhood i think...i got a beating from my parents a few times for being bad...but i deserved it...lol..other than that it was alright i guess...i wont complain...others have it worse!
@shomomo (850)
• Israel
8 Feb 07
I think I've had some childhood traumas (moving from city to city on critical stages and parents getting divorced) that have really damaged my social skills.
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
Yes. I had avery, very good childhood. Lots of friends that until now are my friends, we played lots of games on the streets. It was really, really nice.
• Canada
8 Feb 07
Yes i have very good childhood, lot of friends and toys to pay. But it passed very fast.
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
nope because my parents decided to file an annulment to court. they dont feel happy anymore.