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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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

    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 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 44 Responses Aug 28, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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    When I was about 16 years old I ran away from home, I could not take the physical abuse anymore. Unfortunately a cop found me and returned me to my abusive home, once we were away...
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    My Mother, simply put, is the meanest, angriest, most unpleasant person I know. She is a mentally ill psychotic, a tyrant, and a bully all rolled into one. My parents split up when...
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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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    My mother was both neglectful and a bully. For many years, she has been treated for depression, but I believe she is mentally ill with a more serious disorder. When I was eight...
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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 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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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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    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 a week ago

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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 a week ago

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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 a week ago

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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...
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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...
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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...
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    My mother was an alcoholic who took my brother and I away from my dad for nothing when I was 6 years old She then spent the next 10 years abusing me. Physically, mentally...
    TF1980 TF1980 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 26

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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...
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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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