There's a way to make it work!
Everyone thinking your parents are your older siblings and your grandparents are your parents. My grandma thought it was awesome and hilarious, my mom was always annoyed. Although now that she’s in her 40’s she loves it. (swalker09)
You get a hyperawareness really early on of the financial state of your family. When you have teenage parents, you’re poor. Lots of ramen noodles and watching your parents work multiple jobs to make ends meet.
That being said, we had a ton of love in the family and I had some awesome experiences from having young parents that wanted to get out and have fun all the time. (swalker09)
I had keys to the house in 1st grade and could woke myself up. I frequently came home to an empty house where I’d just kinda do my own thing.
There was a lot of neglect, but no real abuse. Trips to grandmas were always great because she’d spoil me and give me attention. My parents usually did their own thing, as you’d imagine, they would in their early/mid twenties. I was small and didn’t eat well, but never went hungry; I generally spent a really self-contained life. (TheMohawk)