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How ideal was your upbringing?

Poll Results: 2,754 votes
Not ideal at all.
Somewhat ideal.
Very ideal.
I don't know.

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Dan Nickerson
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 6:40 AM

Ideal? Whose to judge? We were lower middle class but I never went to bed hungry. Had shelter, clothing and most important, loving parents.

da c.
Sunday April 6, 2014, 9:52 AM

Probably not ideal by today's standards, but I don't have any real complaints. We grew up poor, worked hard on farms growing up, but learned to take care of ourselves. Also, we grew up in the US, and were much more fortunate than those in many other parts of the world.

Nimue P.
Thursday March 13, 2014, 8:43 PM

Close to being the ideal childhood, I was SO lucky in my family. Everyone should be as fortunate as I was :)

Connie O.
Thursday March 13, 2014, 5:39 PM

abusive until a teen

Sue H.
Thursday February 20, 2014, 8:35 PM

Not so much.

John B.
Monday February 10, 2014, 2:14 PM

Until age 14 not ideal at all.

Sonali G.
Thursday February 6, 2014, 8:39 AM


Laura Saxon
Saturday February 1, 2014, 4:36 AM

Very ideal.

Swapnil Dube
Friday January 24, 2014, 4:39 AM

It was the best, however, I could only live up to 80% of what was taught to me

Ruth Ann W.
Tuesday January 14, 2014, 10:50 AM

Most would look at my life and say no way. I say it was pretty cool, if you don't mind certain details. Am I a good person? Think so. Do I do for others? Yes. Then I learned a lot, got a lot out of childhood.

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