Quoting the grace life:" I was raised in a very abusive, and very chaotic home. My mom went to prison for most of my childhood, ... [snip!] ... it is very important to teach my children to never just be "takers". I'm not sure if that is what you're looking for though. "
Quoting Legendary Amanda:" I'm sorry love. That is what I'm looking for, it's interesting to me that you became a "people ... [snip!] ... be more of a hoarder, it's more common that people in very very poor households grow up and stockpile food and belongings. "
Quoting the grace life:" I never saw the point in crying over what we didn't have, it seemed so silly to me. Now, my sister is ... [snip!] ... to try to stop her from seeing any abuse. I don't know if that did anything, but I tried to minimize what she saw greatly. "
Quoting Legendary Amanda:" Wow, I'm so sorry for what you went through but that's interesting that you both turned out polar opposites. ... [snip!] ... sibling I take it? So you were more of a protector, that makes sense to me that you would carry that through into adulthood. "
Quoting TheNuge:" My parents are very oriented to making "safe decisions" like going into teaching and getting a governement ... [snip!] ... their parents for not encouraging them to achieve in school. Last I check, there are COUNTLESS examples that prove otherwise."
Quoting £egendary £ex:" I was physically abused by my father. I think it's crappy to turn around & abuse your kids just because ... [snip!] ... you were. I've spanked before but not often & not more than 3 times in a row. Idk if that's a good example or not, lol."Agreed. I find a hard time feeling sympathetic/sorry for people who use their childhood abuse as an excuse. I don't know if you're wanting details of abuse, but I can always PM you.