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I Am a Mother of a Mentally Retarded Child

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 57 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 29, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I see my 40 year old kid getting more more mentally ill and I cannot do anything about it.
    phiney101 phiney101 66-70, M Mar 12

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    My daughter is the best thing that ever happened to me. She is biracial. She's got curly hair and beautiful blue eyes. We used to get stares all the time. But not so much anymore...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F Mar 4

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    I have two biracial kids. Sometimes when im alone with my son, a stranger will say something Just to find out if im his mother. Youre mommy must be so proud of you and then she...
    Glowygirl Glowygirl 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    There are daughters of narcissistic mothers who have barely survived psychologically. In the extreme, there are daughters who starved themselves to death by anorexia as the only...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response Mar 4

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    Something is not sinking in with me. I'm a 39 year old mother of four children; two sons 18 & 15--and two daughters 14 & 7. I had tubal ligation 7 years ago...the same day my 7...
    ChiTownLady76 ChiTownLady76 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So here's the deal, I just need some advice or something. Maybe just to talk to someone that's been through or going through the same thing or something similar anyway. I'm...
    kay5262 kay5262 18-21, F Mar 5

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    I dream of becoming a mom. I want children so badly. I'm 41 years old and never had children. I want to be a good mother to my children someday.
    freckles45 freckles45 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    First post. Hello. I am 22 and I'm a uni student with an over-zealous mother. And by over-zealous I mean 'constantly interfering with my life and making me feel worse about myself...
    iNeedSpace iNeedSpace 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    Missing Child Fraud-This is to confirm S. Di Cecco born 11/07/1994 is NOT missing. Despite the numerous posters spread across the internet as a result of lies told by her sorry...
    HappyinHague HappyinHague 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    I’ve come to terms with my inability to form relationships, this stems from multiple factors in my life including abuse, unavailable/narcissistic parents, and giftedness. I now...
    Deadinsideguy Deadinsideguy 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    Dearest daughterHopefully, one day you will read this letter. Probably I’ll get pregnant with you in the future. Or I will find you where you’re biological mother left...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I hate my mother! And even more I hate myself for everything I am. I believe that, no, I know that our environment, our parents shape our personalities in our childhood. I was...
    OlgaTs OlgaTs 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    My mother-in-law was an RN nurse for around 30 yrs. She let it be know she knew everything about medicine. There were 3 of us daughter-in-laws. MY one sister-in-law had 6 children...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 6 Responses Mar 14

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    What Makes A Mother. - i thought of you and closed my eyes and prayed to god today i asked, "what makes a mother?" and i know i heard him say a mother has a baby this we...
    vikiii vikiii 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I recently married my husband back in 2014, and yes I knew what I was getting myself into when we got married. His mother lives with him, and I total understand she is because she...
    Loveis0 Loveis0 22-25, F Mar 17

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    This is only a small amount of the abuse that has happened in my childhood. It happened by many people for a long time. But this is what I need to talk about right now. I have a...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My son is with his father every other weekend, and we recently agreed that he should have him a couple of hours every wedensday as well. That's great. It really is. I'm thankfull...
    Thisisnotwhatiwanted Thisisnotwhatiwanted 22-25, F Mar 13

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    Only My Youngest- After several years I just gave up. My youngest child was born in Summer 1994 at Camp Hunphreys in Anjeong-Ri/Pyeongtaek,South Korea. Her daddy was a local man...
    FineAsWine45 FineAsWine45 41-45, F Mar 18

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    Victim Of Tyranny-No I was NOT "stolen" from you by "nosy *** White folks in your business believing my damn lies". I was RESCUED from you after 9 1/2 years under your mediocre...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    To all who understand and to all that never will. Here is a poem for all the women who live with this invisible pain. I am tired of being your rag doll. I have spread myself far...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response Mar 4

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    "A mother's love is forever" "Mother is the mist beautiful word"..... All b*******. Most parents nowadays don't love their child. The children that seem to have a perfect family...
    Fubukiori Fubukiori 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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    I have three grown up sons of 30, 27 and 25. Have always done my very best for all of them and given them love and supportsince they were born. My youngest two never bother about...
    anna10797 anna10797 51-55, F Mar 15

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    My mom was a great mother growing up. She's even a great mom now. But since grandchildren have come into the picture, she's really changed. She's still a great mom to her children...
    EndiJo EndiJo 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I'm not saying I hate my mother. Deep down I love her and I would be sad if she died. I know for a fact that she loves me. She has supported me by helping me see my therapist...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F Mar 12

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    I don't know if this counts as emotional abuse but my mum and I have very similar tempers and are prone to blowing up on each other. Every time I don't listen to her she goes of on...
    dandelion15291 dandelion15291 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I am engaged to a man who has 2 children from a previous relationship, a 3 year old son and a 1 year old daughter. Their mother is barely in their lives. She married a man who...
    NewMommy2015 NewMommy2015 18-21, F Mar 2

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    So I found this cool list online about the different abilities of indigos. I'm fairly new to the whole indigo term so I really wanted to figure out all of the abilities. I found...
    xCrowSong xCrowSong 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 3

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