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Old February 17th, 2016 (9:18 AM).
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    My upbringing was pretty meh. Alcoholic deadbeat father and a mother with PTSD. That being said, they've both never been mean to me, on the contrary they've been too nice imo lol. I could have used a lot more discipline as a kid, they would have let me get away with murder which honestly isn't as great as it probably sounds to some kids with strict parents. I had to fend for myself and pretty much learn responsibility on my own which isn't easy when there's no guidance, so I suffered a lot in school until I started taking my own initiative at the end of high school when it was pretty much too late for my GPA. Anyway...

    If you have strict parents*, consider yourself lucky. For real.

    *strict as in actually strict as far as consistent with discipline and instilling responsibility, not borderline-abusive strict
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    Old February 27th, 2016 (11:09 PM).
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      Very loosely, I don't remember getting grounded a single time once I reached the age of 13 and I definitely could have at some point. I only got into trouble as a kid because I would be pretty damn abusive to my sister. She, of course, would keep infuriating me into hitting her because she received 0% of the blame. The fact that they never punished her for "button pushing" has literally influenced how I mod Ubers today, as I've handed out multiple infractions to people eliciting angry responses from some of Ubers edgelords like Problems and Hack. You don't get to antagonize people in a subtle way and get away with it on my watch!
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      Old November 8th, 2017 (8:14 PM).
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        My dad passed away when I was young. My mom does what she can, she used to work 6 AM to 10PM work shifts when I was in middle school, so I had to learn to be on my own. As a parent, she doesn't really get too involved in things either. If I'm failing a class or something, it's on me. Not that she's neglectful, she gets me anywhere I need to be, and she attends anything I'd like her to be at, such as school choir performances. I still respect her greatly.

        If I need help for things, such as job applications, I've gone to teachers at school. Most of them have been pretty supportive.

        Leaving High School in June makes me a little nervous, I've never been pushed to do things, so now I'm left scrambling to find something I'm passionate about. Also learning to drive is another example, my mom was more than happy to get me a book, but as for figuring it out, it's been all on me. Losing my grandmother this summer hasn't helped, as she was my role model and one of the only people motivating me.
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        Old November 26th, 2017 (1:07 PM).
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          My dad showered me with lots of love and spoiled me, lol, and made me soft and unprepared for the adult world, lol. :)
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          (Mainly Harry Potter poetry and Babysitters Club one-shots, lol. :) )

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          Old December 1st, 2017 (1:15 PM).
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            My parents are good people

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            Old February 2nd, 2018 (2:34 AM).
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              I got spanked a lot, and, as an adult, i'm against spanking.
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              Old February 2nd, 2018 (4:22 AM). Edited February 2nd, 2018 by silvershred.
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                My parents are good people. They have always been very supportive and if I ever stepped out of line they'd sit me down and explain why that was wrong.

                I've always been close to my parents. Still am.
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                Old February 3rd, 2018 (10:43 PM). Edited February 3rd, 2018 by XNaut.
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                  My mom broke up with my dad when I was born and she has been a single mom for 9 years till she met my stepdad. Pretty much I used to have the same life as Rapunzel locked up in my room and my mom is like the witch in Rapunzel's story. My mom is possessive over me, she used to hit me when I was young, and we argue alot. Whenever I go to a new School, my mom would always escort me and same thing with College which was embarrassing and she keeps telling me to eat this which I know already and she treats me as if I'm very stupid thinking that I can't watch out for myself. She always wants to know where I'm going when I am going out and if I just leave without telling her where I'm going, she calls the police. My sister eloped and secretly got married and my mom just gave up on my sister but is still possessive over me. Last year my mom got a pain on her foot and her foot became even more painful after her surgery. Ever since she got a surgery on her foot, I started going out more by myself wanting to experience the outside world I never knew existed.
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                  Old May 3rd, 2018 (1:46 AM). Edited May 3rd, 2018 by LadyJirachu.
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                  My dad was pretty awful. I'm glad my mom isn't with him anymore. Don't wanna even get into the details....

                  But my mom has always been very kind to me and to this day I still see her as a really good friend :)
                  I wanna make mother's day really special for her this year as a big thank you to her for always being a great mom friend to me ^____^

                  Though, when I was younger, due to confusion about my dad, and my parents always arguing, i used to be very afraid of upsetting my mom too. Not out of fear that she'd be mean to me, I think, though; but out of fear I may be really hurting her :(

                  It was hard living with my dad. I feel me and my mom overall get along very well now that he's gone though.
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                  Old May 3rd, 2018 (9:01 AM).
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                    I have very much good understanding with my parents, They quite understand me well, although they quite restrict me to do many things which always end up with fights but usually after 2 to 3 days they literally forgot everything & everything went back to normal & smooth.
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                    Old May 3rd, 2018 (9:16 AM).
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                      My mother is one of the worst humans in this world (imagine someone who takes your final exam homework away, rips it up, then drives you to school personally to explain to your teacher why you have nothing to submit and thus failing your course) and my father is clinically insane and a stalker... but I had better things to do than be brought down by these things, so I made it out alright.

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                      Old May 3rd, 2018 (9:28 AM).
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                        My parents were good to me, unbearable at times though. Unrelated but my uncle is an annoying idiot, made dumb jokes and treated me like a fool.
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                        Old May 4th, 2018 (8:39 AM). Edited May 4th, 2018 by Enpatsu Shakugan.
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                        My only real complaint is that my single mother never really offered to talk things through with me in depth, as I like doing by nature.

                        When I have a problem now, I have to vent to friends because my family (her and my grandparents) always offered just the conservative and unhelpful answer of "Just do it and get over with it" or something without being too helpful.

                        In time, I didn't bother because I didn't want to hear that and could predict their responses and knew they were no help.

                        Just like with my friends, I know that any kid of mine could always have someone to confide in and work out their problems. Since that's the one thing I've always wanted, I'd never let a kid feel like I did growing up, so alone and conflicted without anyone to vent to.

                        It creates a lot of loneliness.
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