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I Am a Mother of a Mentally Retarded Child

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    My Beautiful Girl

        I'm the mother of a beautiful girl borned w/ mental retardation due to a stroke during delivery. She was given only 10 days to live due to mayor seizures disorder. Well those 10 days turned into 25 beatiful years. Thanks to My Lord and savior Jesus.    She 's now living...
    payer2010 payer2010 56-60 2 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    Guess I Take The Role Of The Devils Adovcate

    While I am clearly not the mother with a child or even the father with a child with Mental retardation, I am far more feared in the system then any parent. I am a Guardian which means I am appointed by the courts to protect their rights. Some of the things I am going to say I...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 26, 2013

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    My Daughter's Journey

    My daughter was born with a heart defect in 1998. The doctors did not feel the need to surgically repair it until she was 10 months old. This may have been the worst decision I've ever let "professionals" decide for me. I should have followed my gut. She was deprived of oxygen...
    maddieshope maddieshope 31-35 1 Response Jan 14, 2011

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    My Angel

    let me start off by saying up until November I had 3 beautiful perfectly healthy children. In November my daughter had an accident she was 4 months old. Now she is about 9 months old and can't do half of the things she could do when she went into the hospital. I can't speak much...
    batmom batmom 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 9, 2013

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    My Daughter Is Mentally Retarded

    I thought something might not be right when my daughter didn't talk or walk on time, When I took her to her pediatrician she said it will probably just take her a little longer but she's fine. She started pulling her hair out around 15 months and she didn't laugh like my other...
    tammyburling tammyburling 41-45, F 48 Responses Aug 28, 2010

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    Encouragement To Those With Children With Mental Retardation

    I have twin boys age 13. They were born premature at 28 weeks. I knew something was wrong with one of my sons when I awoke from my c-section. They immediatly did a chromazone test and it came back negative. I soon noticed that he wasn't responding to me as quickly as his brother...
    juanitaroybal juanitaroybal 36-40, F Feb 16, 2013

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    My Daughter

    I have tried everything from letting my daughter do as she pleased to , letting her eat anything she pleased .. From my experince so far its like this A mentally challenged person needs discapline just like any other child only more constant, any other person would...
    M47Lam M47Lam 61-65 3 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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    Medical Care Of My Son

    I have one god's gifted son aged about 22years only years have  passed since his birth but not his milestones. He is  a little infant but physically well built. His mental growth is to the level of only 2 months baby. He rolls about and plays laughs for the reasons...
    srgvenki123 srgvenki123 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2009

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    HOW DO I HELP MY SON HE IS 26 ON PAPPER BUT NOT

    IN MINE HE IS ON SSI HOW DO I HELP HIM WITH THE HIP LAW IM MY WAY TO BECOME A MOM I DONT WHAT MY SON BACK HE IS NOT ON THE WRITE MINES HOW DO I DO IT WITH HE AGE ON PAPPER
    SUNRAE7042 SUNRAE7042 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2014

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    Mild Intellectual Disability And My 16 Year Old Daughter

    My wife and I are mothers of a 16 year old beautiful daughter who has been diagnosed with MID/ ADHD and a communication disorder. She tries so very hard and her nickname is Tenacity. Right now, we are dealing with her budding sexuality. She wants very much to be in love and falls...
    slimneely slimneely 41-45, F Nov 29, 2013

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    More Struggles

    My baby got admitted to the hospital again last night. She has to have another surgery and she is still having seizures. I feel so terrible not being able to take her pain away and make her normal again. I'm willing to work with her mental disabilities but these other health...
    batmom batmom 22-25, F Mar 22, 2013

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    Samantha

    My name is marina and I am 52 and still raising my 25 yr old severe profound mentally retarded daughter. Sam functions at a 3-5 yr old level and can be a real little ****! She has numerous medical issues and is gtube fed via pump at night but eats soft foods by mouth during the...
    mommamarina mommamarina 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    My Poor Son

    My son is mentally retarded but his IQ is not tested yet. He doesn't talk and he has many difficulties in taking care of himself. He is already 12 but he still cannot remember the way of going to the toilet properly. I have to help him put on his nappy every day. I am very poor...
    angelastanton angelastanton 36-40 1 Response Jul 21, 2011

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    My Very Challenging Child.

    Sometimes I feel so alone it this challenge.  Even though we receive a lot of help thank God, It is still not how pictured my life.  I am going through the "why me" phase again... My child is 10 and non verbal, he screams and throws things a lot.  Right...
    bawyada bawyada 36-40 8 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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    I have a 7 year old son

    who is moderately intellectually disabled. It has been a very tough journey with him. I love him so much and want to do what is best for him. He has an IEP at school and receives OT and speech every week. He is functioning at a 3 to 4 year old level. I sometimes feel overwhelmed...
    jb2985 jb2985 26-30, F Apr 15, 2014

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    Bullies Are My Worst Nightmare.................

    I am a mother of 3 my middle child who is 12 has severe cognitive and learning dissabilities.She is one of the hardest jobs i have ever had. she is the sweetest kid you will ever meet she is and would do anything for anyone. just wants so badly to fit in she is in normal school...
    carab76 carab76 36-40, F Oct 10, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I am a white mother of several biracial children. I have had a few affairs with black men in my community. I have gotten pregnant by my black lovers and had delivered their kids...
    maryannelamb maryannelamb 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I am a white wife and mom with a house full of biracial children. I love black men so much and am currently married to a black man. We have been happily married for over 30 years...
    oldernudistfemale oldernudistfemale 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    my mother has never been much of a mother as a child i was physically n mentally abused till i was 15 till i was put in foster care. then when i was 18 i tried a relationship w...
    cooper3366 cooper3366 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I am a mother of three children. Four counting a daughter of my husband's by another woman. And, all of them are grown now, but I will always be their mother, and will always love...
    canelabunz canelabunz 51-55, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think my mother is psychotic...I'm not sure how to deal with her anymore. I'm 17 and I have been dreaming of the day when I turn 18 for so long now. As long as I can remember, my...
    briamazing briamazing 16-17, F 16 hrs ago

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    *RANT* As I am getting older, it seems my mother is losing herself mentally...she seems to be on autopilot most days, as if in a constant fog. People ask her questions and she...
    tcteacher tcteacher 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    When I was about to be conceived, my mother had a tumor growing in her uterus. The doctor had given up hope and gave my father the damning decision to either save mother or child...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Over the last 10 months the children have blossomed after a bitter senseless custody battle was resolved. They are so much happier having their father in their lives, My step...
    stormmistress stormmistress 31-35, F 14 hrs ago

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    I hate my mother in law. She is mentally ill and her children (who are wonderful) are codependent towards her. She is mean to everybody, but claims that it is out of love for...
    TSSfemale32 TSSfemale32 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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    I’ve always put so much of my anger onto my dad and how he treated me, but sometimes I think that is misplaced. First, I don’t have a pity party for myself most of the time...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    A Vindictive Ex and Corrupt Foreign Courts- [Early 2003]"Stop calling!" My then 8 year old daughter snapped. "Leave us alone!" then she hung up in my face as had happened the last...
    Cherokeebelle Cherokeebelle 41-45, F Apr 12

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    I feel so sad when I admit this but I hate my mother. She is as stubborn and pigheaded as me and that says a lot. She and I have been fighting for as long as can remember. At...
    Sithsister101 Sithsister101 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    She gets worse and worse every single day. I'm so tired of rolling my eyes. She comes home and I'm out of sight and then he is no longer he one she was verbally abusing when I was...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 6 Responses Apr 21

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    Mother had a tough life, and it carried over to how she raised her own kids. She was self-centered and abusive, mentally and physically. Beatings and put downs, and never once a...
    rbulova rbulova 70+, T 2 days ago

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    There is a special place in hell for narcissistic mothers. Narcissistic mothers do not have children for the same reasons the rest of us do. They do not look forward to the birth...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 4 Responses Apr 15

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    OCTOBER 29, 2014 BY B. ROBERT FARZAD How to Protect Your Child From a Narcissistic Father or Mother? How to protect your child from a narcissistic father or mother Protecting...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response Apr 15

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    "Are You a Daughter of a Narcissistic Mother? Take This Brief Survey to Find Out." http://www.willieverbegoodenough.com/narcissistic-mother-survey/ Although there's a workshop...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 13 hrs ago

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    "When Mothers Blame Others for their own Disgraceful Behavior" By Darlene Ouimet http://emergingfrombroken.com/when-mothers-blame-others-for-their-own-disgraceful-behavior/
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 12 hrs ago

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    My two daughters were at their daddies house this weekend. I went to pick them up, and I was so surprised when they both came up to me and hugged me, and then gave me something...
    DesireeRae DesireeRae 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    In the years since I researched and wrote Mean Mothers, I’ve talked to women about our shared experiences. Every woman’s story is different, of course; perhaps the greatest...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 4 Responses Apr 11

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    i just joined this site today because I was looking online for information about narcissistic personality disorder and found this site. I do not know much about this disorder but...
    lacyworkman lacyworkman 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 10

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    Will I ever be enough? For anyone??Adult children of narcissistic parents commonly grow up with this nagging feeling that they flunked childhood and it’s all their fault...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 Apr 15

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    I am an anomaly. I am a mother who has lost her children through parental alienation. The pain is excruciatingly horrific and beyond words. I was a stay at home mom who also...
    WiltedTulip WiltedTulip 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 16

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    Growing up in a town of about 8,000 people I was one of the few students who stood out. I grew up on an Indian Reservation and was bullied just for being different. I am mixed...
    tcteacher tcteacher 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    A child is a small weak person. It is very wrong to abuse them! The only time any pain should happen is if they talk back and you either put soap in their mouth or just a small pop...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 13

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    I had been hit by my mom when I was young. I know that it is wrong to hit children, but it is normal in my country. The parents don't show love to their children because they...
    Julietxxx Julietxxx 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    The more days that go on it seems my mother is becoming her own version of my grandmother. Not the same but similarities. My grandmother was awful to my mother. Cold and unloving...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 5 days ago