Born in 1963: I grew up upper-middle class. My parents were both professionals. Miss them terribly now that they're gone. I am very close with my three siblings and extended family. I grew up privileged.
Education was important. We went to parochial school and then private schools and colleges. Parents paid tuition and board.
We went away each summer to a place in the mountains and later on the ocean. By the time I was 13, it was expected that I'd get a summer job. At 13, it was as a volunteer in a nursing home near where we we went away for the summer. A resident of the nursing home was Kate Smith, and the nurses would wake her each morning by singing "God Bless America." She had dementia and was rail thin. Later summers I worked as a busboy, waiter, then a bellhop, but I still spent the summers swimming, sailing, water-skiing, playing tennis, golfing.
Growing up in the city, we were taken to Broadway shows, nice restaurants, private clubs. There were plenty of boundaries. I remember the first concert I went to ("The Police"), my parents sent a car service at the end. I couldn't take the subway home late at night. When my parents were away, we were never left to our own devices, until we were in college.
My parents made the decision to stay in the city, when others of similar socio-economic backgrounds had decamped to the affluent suburbs (Rye, Purchase et al). I went to a high school where most of the guys were from more middle class and working class backgrounds. Those guys are still amongst my closest friends. When I went off to college in the early 1980s, I fell in with an upper middle class crowd, but I realized by sophomore year what phonies a lot of them were. I think it was because I was gay (though still closeted) that gave me some insight into the shallowness of their existence worrying about what schools they had attended, where they were from, where they summered. Or why their Daddies were upset with them (Well, you're getting lousy grades and wasting too much time getting drunk or high, that's why!) I also matured a lot.
I may have had a privileged upbringing, but my parents made sure we were well grounded. Responsibility and respect for others...that sort of stuff.
I had a happy childhood.