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I Am a Mother of a Mentally Retarded Child

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 49 Responses Aug 28, 2010

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I love the thought of having family some time in the future, being a husband, a father, or even a great girlfriend...marriage won't be a top priority just making that one person...
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    I am not really a fan of children. Yeah they're cute&adorable, but I'm alright helping my mother with her other three kids. I'm oldest in the house apart from my mother. Life can...
    SarahDotCom SarahDotCom 16-17, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I'm not an actual mother but I'm like the second mother to my nephew (2) and niece (new born). My sister is a great mom, but it's really hard with two young children. I hate...
    MutedVoice MutedVoice 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    it's not just mother in law it's the hole family they don't acpet me or my children in there family even get there children.to.bully my children and mine are only baby's who want...
    xbossfemalex xbossfemalex 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm pretty young and most teenagers say they don't like their mom because they didn't buy them a new phone or any little reason like that. I don't like my mom because she is the...
    Oxidant Oxidant 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sometimes I don't know if it's me that's thinking, or if it's my mother's thinking. She affects my life this much. I seriously hate her so much. She flips out at the smallest of...
    xparex xparex 16-17 3 days ago

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    If Wishes were Fishes: EP Note: In the past I've done stories like this and there has been some confusion. I'm not looking for solutions I'm venting/looking for other people in...
    UnhealthySSBBW UnhealthySSBBW 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    My mother is the type of person I'd have nothing to do with if we weren't already related. She is judgmental and a little delusional sometimes. She never taught me or my brother...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    This is my first post and I am just so mad that I had to post something somewhere. I am 21 years old and Asian roots, with classic stereotypical family. So I live in london and am...
    muqu muqu 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just really need to let this out. When I first met my S/O, my relationship with his family was great (for the first few weeks). I went to a concert with his mother, got along...
    blamegame91 blamegame91 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    All my life I’ve stuck up for her, well she is my mother after all. There must be something decent about her otherwise why did she have me? My sister has always treated her with...
    moyesp moyesp 51-55 6 days ago

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    Finally moving out of her house. It's been 22 years of bullshit. I used to take it all without any complaints. She just yells and rages at me and doesn't even acknowledge that I'm...
    Chelley1993 Chelley1993 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am the middle child and my mom favorites my little brother and my big sister my little brothers forward in my big sister is 15 and I'm 14 One day my mom can't this boy and my...
    Jazzmine641 Jazzmine641 13-15, F a week ago

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    This is quite a mouthful, I'm sorry. I just need to write it out. When I was around 7, my family made the move from California to Washington State. Now, around 10 years later, I've...
    buffybellissimo buffybellissimo 16-17 Jun 25

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    Please look at my page about the abuse I was forced to endure by my mother Letters to the My mother and anyone that thinks child abuse is ok
    letters2mymother letters2mymother 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    She brought a life into life, only a woman can do that, only a mother. I dropped out of her sight not out of her mind she said that to me, because a woman does that, and she is...
    knightedone1 knightedone1 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    This really hasn't affected me until recently. I'm in my early 20's and between the ages of 6-9 my neighbors son (college kid) would touch me inappropriately while I would sit on...
    courtcourt94 courtcourt94 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 23

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    "PAYBACKS ARE A ***** AND SO IS MY MOTHER" Caring for an aging narcissistic mother is hard. As the child of a narcissistic mother, chances are that when your mother needs you...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response Jun 23

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    Surviving a narcissistic mother is a process, not an event. You probably didn’t grow up with the knowledge that you even had a narcissistic mother. You may not have known at the...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 Jun 23

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    When you have a narcissistic mother, you are not taught how to care for the self. Instead, you are taught by experience with your mother that if you don’t guess what someone...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response Jun 23

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    Notes To My Children: Things I Want Them To Know.This book is dedicated to my children, Odarely Monserrat, Sharon Paulina and Alan Gabriel: mi alma, mi cielo y mi luna...
    puckit600 puckit600 46-50, M Jun 23

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    hi ,i been a single mother for two years,my child father told me I'm better off dead wen he saw me and on top of that he don't give me a cent for my child,I'm feeling really down...
    NESHA1992 NESHA1992 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 23

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    June 23, 2015 TO MY BELOVED CHILDREN: This letter is written a few years before you guys are born. Everytime I see your father's eyes, I get a vision on how you are going to look...
    WeberFerguson WeberFerguson 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I had transferred in my job to a location on the other side of the state. We had sold our home and were looking for a home in that area. We were staying at the in-laws till we...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I'm experiencing emotional distress because of my future mother in law, and it's making me feel guilty every day. My fiance and I have been together for 2 years, we're very happy...
    xinderellah xinderellah 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    Happy Father's Day to everyone who is a father. Sorry if you did not get to see or hear from your child today for what ever reason...... Just remember that it takes 2 people to...
    Squirrelstales Squirrelstales 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    A long time ago when I was a child my dad was an abusive drunk who beat me, my mother, and both my sisters he would also rape my youngest sister but he never really touched my...
    cremefraiche75 cremefraiche75 18-21, F 11 Responses Jun 21

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