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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 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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    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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    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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    I will not rant or moan and I no longer hate my mother as much as I use to,but I hope I NEVER see her again and haven't since the last time I went before a judge aged 10 and her...
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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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    She was a wonderful mother. I will not lie and say she mistreated me,though she had every right to. My birth came as a result of her rape by a White man(she's Korean) and I was...
    DoonJi DoonJi 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I am the proud mother to four children in total. My husband and I had a stillborn daughter in 2004 whom we named Kerstin. After the loss of Kerstin we had a tough time getting...
    youngwidow80 youngwidow80 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 16

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    I am a 25 year old single mother of 3 children under the age of 7. I have a low paying part time job (the first one i've been able to find in 3 years) and my own vehicle. We lost...
    KayCoffie25 KayCoffie25 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have two teenage children ( one of each ) and I still take them across my lap for a sound spanking whenever they deserve it.
    StrictMomBarbara StrictMomBarbara 31-35, F 26 mins ago

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    I am a 59 yr old woman who has been with a great man for 8 years. We have lived together as husband and wife. We get along get and have been happy together except for one issue...
    gbrygent gbrygent 56-60, F Jul 4

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    how I feel about my mother makes me afraid to ever have a child... I don't resent her for the things she's done to me because I know she is mentally unstable... but I still hate...
    MarZipansStory MarZipansStory 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 14

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    For 45 years I have been the emotional dumping ground for a mother who lacks the ability to love anyone. I have been groomed for this situation since birth. I have been an...
    antidote4toxicity antidote4toxicity 46-50, F Jul 12

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    The past is in the past now, but I can't help but still feel incredible anger as to why my dad(or any other responsible people in my family) left me alone with my mentally ill...
    Exoduss Exoduss 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    As a child my father was on drugs, amd my mother 'took care' of my brother and I. Its a complicated situation as I was the only one physically abused. I was picked up by the hair...
    tangibleorca tangibleorca 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    My Children Live Modestly, But Atleast There LOVED-My Husband's Former Mistress is the sorryest excuse for a mother I have ever known. Her obsession with status and self RUINED...
    DashaMarinkovic DashaMarinkovic 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Wow, I'm a 52 yr old woman soon to be 53 and no children. Just like so many of us on here I am bitter and wish so badly for a child even at this age. Not going to happen I suppose...
    Texxy Texxy 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    When I was a kid I always wanted a family like the ones that I would watch on the television. My mother had 2 jobs during the time. My father well let's say........ Poppa was a...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F Jul 17

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    When I was a kid I always wanted a family like the ones that I would watch on the television. My mother had 2 jobs during the time. My father well let's say........ Poppa was a...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    When I was a kid I always wanted a family like the ones that I would watch on the television. My mother had 2 jobs during the time. My father well let's say........ Poppa was a...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I am a teenager, and I don't think I have grown up too fast, rather going through appropriate milestones and learning what I should. But my family knows another family whose kids...
    ICanTotallySurvive ICanTotallySurvive 13-15, F Jul 13

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    this is me. damaged, broken me. there nothing special about me, im just an average women trying to muddle through life with ease. i was always a 'strange' child according to people...
    littlemiss052014 littlemiss052014 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Best thing to EVER happen to me!- At age 9 I failed a math quiz and feared the beating I would get at home. My mother didn't spank. She beat me with a belt all over my body and...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    My mother was never physically abusive, but she certainly emotionally abused and neglected us. If I would write down everything that she did, then I would have one unbelievable...
    LostMittens LostMittens 31-35, F Jul 14

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    Mommy's Only Princess,Tata's Reluctant Eldest- I used to ask my mother when I was little, "Why I don't have a brother or sister?" "Mommy's body doesn't hold babies very well. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 19

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    In 2008 my Mother in law lost h husband . I tried helping her through his illness and after his death and things were ok.I had never had bad feelings toward her in the past,as a...
    helpless69 helpless69 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Well, as a child I was abused, both physically and mentally. My dad beat me and said horrible things to me, my mom said horrible things and slapped me a lot, my brother choked me...
    hannahgus hannahgus 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    When I was little, I used to say that I would have 20 kids when I grew up and drive them all around in a school bus. But now, I truly long to be and desire to be a mother. I can...
    SadFacedDork SadFacedDork 16-17, F Jul 18

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    I was only 18, my family life was dysfunctional and I was homeless. I was raped in a homeless shelter but kept the child because I was alone. When I met my son's father he had...
    mamabear1976 mamabear1976 36-40, F a week ago

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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 day ago

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    It is not so that I hate my mother in law because she in my mother in law. No, no, no. I hate her because she is a bad person. At the begining I wanted to be a friend of hers, but...
    emikolic emikolic 26-30, F Jul 3

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    I don't know how to start this, i know she is mentally stable but these words are to describe her; cunning, vulgar, inadequate, shameful and obnoxious...... She is the reason I...
    Arizv11 Arizv11 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I don't think I've ever told anyone the full story of my childhood. Not even my closest friends. I know this post will be long and I know it's not as awful as some of the story's...
    caaarl caaarl 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Sometimes as a mother I feel so lost. I see other parents who have clearly got their s*hit together. I take my daughter to school and feel like I don't fit in. The mothers are...
    CandiIsMastersLittleSlave CandiIsMastersLittleSlave 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 17

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    My parents are divorced. I was still very little so I've always remembered my parents being separated. I loved my father very very much. (I'm speaking in past tense because he...
    Riarza Riarza 18-21, F Jul 18

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    Finding out that someone else within the family was abused by the same person as I was as a child breaks my ******* heart. I would never wish abuse of any sort on my worst enemy...
    herebutinvisible herebutinvisible 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Me and mom have this love hate relationship, it basically all started when I was young; she was a workaholic and my great-grandma for 19 years, has been my mom for me and my best...
    Xmidniteangel15X Xmidniteangel15X 18-21, F