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Monday, February 05, 2018

MOVING A LOT

Question Of The Week 02-05-18

What was the most challenging thing about your childhood?


27 comments:

  1. I am quick to say moving a lot was a big challenge but it also turned out to be rewarding because I learned to meet lots of different kinds of people.

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  2. Believe it or not I was a really shy kid, we seemed to move far enough to where I was in a new school every year so I really had no real friends until I got into High school, having true friends I would say was my biggest challenge.

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    1. It wasn't until college that I really formed lasting friendships :-) I understand your challenge .

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  3. Dealing with an alcoholic father. :(

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    1. Alcoholic parents are a tremendous challenge for so many children . You appear to have done well despite that .

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  4. Being abandoned by my father but I have to say that my pain was probably nothing compared to my mothers who was a uneducated, stay at home mom with 5 of her kids still at home. Can't imagine what that must have felt like.

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    1. God bless your precious mother. I was a single mom with two children and a challenge to work well I continued my education in order to support them and myself .

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  5. We moved a lot also but like you, it soon became more adventure than problem. New places and new friends became exciting. Being the "new girl" had a bit of mystique that I enjoyed. Plus it removed any fear of change.

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    1. I seem to detect you had a little gypsy in your soul :-)

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  6. I honestly do not remember any real challenges

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    1. That makes me very curious about you :-)

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  7. That first move from the only home I'd known for 13 years was a biggie....after that I just took it in stride.

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    1. My children spent most of their life in one home and I always look at the difference in their growing up compared to my own .

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  8. Same as you. Father in the airforce meant moving around a lot. Some good results -some not so good results. Independence v no lifelong friends ~ Cathy
    (commenting via blogger)

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    1. But you certainly have developed some lifelong blogger friends :-)

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  9. I don't think my childhood was at all challenging. We moved a few times, but always within the same town, mum packed up and left, and none of it bothered me at the time. I just let life roll on as it does. I imagine my children were more challenged by our constant moving from one state to another so they had a new school every couple of years, although it didn't seem to bother them at the time, I did notice how restless they were after about 18 months in Adelaide, expecting to have to pack up again and of course that's what happened although this time we did stay in the one city.

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    1. Did your father feel challenged about doing your hair? My son was a single parent of three and have a difficult time learning to do his daughters hair.

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  10. At age 10 my father used a belt of my bare butt. In 1949 that was somewhat acceptable to all but Dr. Spock. I vowed the never to cry which only made him angrier. Dumb strategy on my part. I haven't been able to cry since...:(

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    1. I never remember either of my parents spanking me but I do remember cutting the switch so they could spank my siblings :-(

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  11. Moving when I was 16!

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    1. That is a very difficult age to move away from friends.

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  12. Probably growing up in a bit of cramped house - they added on to the house after we all left home, which was when they could afford it, I'm sure.

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    1. We moved into such a small house once that my brother had to sleep on the screened in porch and in the winter he had to sleep on the living room couch.

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  13. Well you probably know what I'm going to say already. Living with my mother was very hard, like living on eggshells not knowing quite when she'd next explode, and then learning techniques to avoid getting in trouble, even as a tiny kid.

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    1. Yes I knew what your challenge would be.

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  14. My dad was in Central Government and that meant packing and moving every year for around 6 years. I attended 6 different schools in 6 years. This rocked my basics,my foundation and my confidence.The other major challenge was I was extremely shy of girls till I was around 18 years :)

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  15. Moving...moving...and moving. I hardly remember a thing about any schooling up until about 6th grade or so....My Dad was transferred a lot in his job. Also, I was in a car accident (the days of wearing no seat belts) and my 4 front teeth had to be wired in. Terribly traumatic.

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