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I Am a Mother of a Mentally Retarded Child

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Nov 29, 2013

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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

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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 2 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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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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    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 3 Responses Oct 4, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jan 29

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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 45 Responses Aug 28, 2010

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    My mother abandoned me two years ago while I was going through a divorce. She found out that I had been seeing another man while I was still married, and really lashed out at me...
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    A mother's love, so precious, so beautiful. The love is special. This love is comforting. A mother's love for her child, no words can describe. Such a wonderful feeling. Being a...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    At 45 years old I'm starting to notice how my nighmarish childhood has and still is effecting me. I'm the youngest of 3 children and family scapegoat. Both my parents were youngest...
    brainwrecked brainwrecked 36-40, F Aug 15

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    At 45 years old I'm starting to notice how my nighmarish childhood has and still is effecting me. I'm the youngest of 3 children and family scapegoat. Both my parents were youngest...
    brainwrecked brainwrecked 36-40, F Aug 15

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    An update & advice for those with crazy MILs Hi there, I posted some time back (possibly several years ago now) regarding my absolutely terrible mother-in-law who singlehandedly...
    DustMite DustMite 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Im in a bit of a bind right now. After not speaking to my mother for 3 years after I became pregnant I decided to let her back in my life to allow her to be part of this important...
    eusapia eusapia 31-35, F Aug 7

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    I want nothing more than to forget it... Sometimes I have nightmares of what happened in my childhood on the outside everything seemed perfect most people looked at my household...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    I HATE that word... My brother is mentally retarted.. It's an illness... I wish people would just stop saying it.. It's offensive.. Just stop
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My mom is not as mentally Ill but instead mentally disabled. It has been difficult growing up with her because the doctors have said she had the mentality of a 12 year old. So my...
    MacKenziePatriciaLee MacKenziePatriciaLee 16-17, F Aug 16

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    My mom is crazy. I say that knowing she is truly mentally ill but so angry with her that I can't disassociate how angry I am from what her mental health problems. She's diagnosed...
    tathorpe tathorpe 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    ़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़ Spare some time to read this... this is really a worth reading...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 14

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    i hate that person who gave birth to me she is not fit to be called a mother she has not got a loving caring bone in her body,and i will shed no tears over her when she is dead...
    siac siac 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    Hello everyone. I never wanted to resort to this, but I feel I am out of other options. Let me start from the beginning. When my mother, Dee, was 9, her father was shot in the head...
    NikkiNINTR NikkiNINTR 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Ever since the day she was born, I wanted more babies. I had so much fun giving birth to my daughter. I wouldn't mind doing it again and again. My daughter, who is now 3, keeps...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F a week ago

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    I'm the oldest of the 4 children and as you can tell its never good. Many people claim that the oldest child is always the favourite and has respect. Well no , its not true , the...
    alice2456 alice2456 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm the oldest of the 4 children and as you can tell its never good. Many people claim that the oldest child is always the favourite and has respect. Well no , its not true , the...
    alice2456 alice2456 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    She told me I was retarded and smiles smugly whenever she sees me starting to get upset
    jjrmsl jjrmsl 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    She never talks to me unless it is to tell me to do chores. I've never once heard her say "I love you". She told me I was retarded and told my oldest sister that she was her...
    jjrmsl jjrmsl 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Have you ever noticed how retarded people always seem happy. It must be wonderful not being able to understand what's going on around you
    dybbukbox dybbukbox 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I am a 14 year old that has relationship problems with my mother. I recall constantly getting bullied in my elementary years because of my social awkwardness. I remember my mom...
    anushkapatel44 anushkapatel44 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Okay it's kinda like a love-hate relationship. I swear I love her with all my heart, but sometimes it's just like......... UUUGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I mean both my brothers and me...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    4.5 yrs ago my husband of 12 yrs left me and our 3 kids for another woman. It was New Yrs and as I sat at home with our then 6 yr old daughter and 9 mo. Old twin boys I received a...
    strongerbytheday strongerbytheday 36-40, F Aug 20

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    It's taken me and my sister a very long time to realise that our mother is passive aggressive. We always thought our mother was selfish and wanted the world to revolve around her...
    Cupcakes95 Cupcakes95 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Anyone who abuses a child, in ANY way, whether physically, sexually or mentally. Does not deserve to have a child let alone be allowed near them at any time. everytime i hear...
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    My mother is in fact worse than any mother! She has 8 children in total with 5 men and my father was the 5th and last. We were 2 sisters & 2 brother in the same father...
    MysticaUK2009 MysticaUK2009 46-50, F Aug 11

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    Married for a few months. Now expecting a baby (5 months preg yay!) everything was perfect until.... My OWN mother became bitter. I found out she's been complaining about me to...
    lightpetals lightpetals 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Why did God curse me with this woman for a so called mother? Every damned day she gets harder to live with. Most days I find myself silently praying that when she leaves she doesn...
    SolomonSaul SolomonSaul 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My first post about my passive aggressive mother, an explanation: EP Link I've been doing some research on passive aggressiveness and found that it's an actual personality...
    Cupcakes95 Cupcakes95 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I hate child worshippers. Those deluded souls who believe children and paragons of purity, kindness, and everything good about the human race. That laughable idea is quickly...
    MidsouthGuy MidsouthGuy 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I am an illegitimate child of my father. I used to be so bubbly child even when I fully understand that I am an illegitimate child (my mother told about our situation when we were...
    DontCareMuchAnymore DontCareMuchAnymore 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Although I do not live with her now as I had to move away half way across the country to escape her, the past of living with the abuse still haunts me she did unforgivable things...
    NintendoFreak64 NintendoFreak64 22-25, F Aug 4

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    I was at a drugstore with my mother to buy some make up when a mother called to her daughter. Guess what her name was? Tinkerbell. Yes it's true my mother asked if that was her...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F Aug 12

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    I breastfed my children until they were around 15 - 18 months. Getting started with the first baby was difficult for a few days but after that I always found breastfeeding to be...
    BBWand40 BBWand40 36-40, F Aug 15