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If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?


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Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

I needed more ice cream in my life. Other than that, I wouldn't change a thing.

Call me Z Profile
Call me Z answered

Different parents. Intelligent, non-alcoholic, supportive, gainfully employed, interested adults with no tendencies toward three day benders and public profanity would be a step forward.

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Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
My father died when I was 26, my mother when I was 51.

I can certainly relate to having been shown "a blueprint f what NOT to do."
Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
I love this Z - "With me, it became a point of "rising above my raising"

Thomas, I am so sorry you had to lose your father at such a young age.
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
Thanks, Dark...He'd been going down hill for awhile.
Ancient One Profile
Ancient One answered

I know most children would protest what I am about to write but I wish my parents had given me less freedom to wonder the streets on my own.

Gokula krishnan Profile
Gokula krishnan answered

I have been raised being not known about the world , I mean I don't know how to handle evil people who interfere with me , "I sometimes blindingly believe all" that's the thing I want to change.

hey cameron Profile
hey cameron answered

I don't think there's anything I would change. I have excellent parents and I've very grateful for the way I was raised. I can imagine having a great relationship with my parents when I'm an adult :)

Ray  Dart Profile
Ray Dart answered

I don't think I would have changed anything. We were never very well-off, but my parents still made sure we were well-clothed and fed.

What sortof changed our lives was that we had elderly and frail grandparents to live with us when we were both still children. From that point onward, holidays and many other social activities were difficult (many actually impossible).

Would I have liked my parents to have abandoned their parents in the interests of a better childhood for me? Of course not.

Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

Unfortunately and Fortunately I am a product of genetics and past events with regards to experiences and environmental exposures . . . To change a thing in the past would mean a different person here before you now. So, whilst I contemplate how much life would have been significantly better without the shambles of Religion shoved down my throat, I am thankful for the outcome, since I can see no other way to arrive at the person I am, nor the family I have today.

Danae Hitch Profile
Danae Hitch answered

I thought about this for a long time before I decided to answer. The experiences that I had growing up helped shape who I am today. That, plus other life experiences, helped me parent my son into a wonderful young man.

I would have like it if my mom hadn't beaten us, made us feel terrible about being alive, etc., however, it shaped me - it gave me courage to reach out and meet some wonderful people that helped me become who I am today.

I made choices as a single mom, based on my childhood, on how I could change parenting styles and make a bigger difference in my son's life.

Tris Fray Potter Profile

I know I'm only 15, and still being raised, but I would have liked if my parents had forced me into more social situations.  I'm still learning, and maybe a few years down the line, I won't have changed a thing because I'll be more confident, but now, that's what I would change.

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