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I Am a Mother of a Mentally Retarded Child

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    No contact with my mother for a week now. I prefer when there is no contact. She only contacts me when she wants to take one of my children out. I am considering stopping this...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I am a wife and a mother of three children. My kids are two boys and a girl. They are all teenagers.
    bustymominbackyard bustymominbackyard 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    so there's this girl who's 19years old and I've known her since she was pregnant(about A year) .. i met her at a teen mops program, I thought she was a good person until she had...
    Diddii Diddii 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    this is a true story. It really happened to me. It was during the war in 1944. It was Close to Christmas time.My father was in the army in the pacific. It was just my mother and...
    aniowagirl aniowagirl 66-70, F 21 hrs ago

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    being blessed with such a rare talent, you could have been one of the best running backs ever. Adrian (all day) Peterson... You are a sick man. Abusing your two sons ESPECIALLY...
    Spencaa92 Spencaa92 18-21, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    My mother for years have blamed me for my father and her divorce. She took out her physical and emotion abuse on me I don't know what to do I'm feeling very helpless with trying to...
    sarah0426 sarah0426 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I've been abused basically my whole life. Physically abused, mentally, and emotionally. I hate it and I still do. I don't want anyone to go through what I had to go through.
    Katiepoohmm Katiepoohmm 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Is that what it's called when you know exactly where you are yet your face is on some blog claiming you haven't been seen in over a decade? If so I discovered myself to be one of...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M 15 hrs ago

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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 4 Responses Aug 28

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    I have very few happy memories of my childhood. Firstly, because of the toxicity of my home situation, I wasn't a very pleasant child. I bullied someone and was generally rude...
    33dulling 33dulling 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    As it was told to me, when I was around 2-3 yrs old my dad and my mother broke up. She moved to California and originally took me with her. Months later, she called my father and...
    SukYoung SukYoung 26-30, F Aug 31

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    'If You Love Someone with Alcoholic Parents' It's a great article by a blogger Amy Eden and all credit goes to her, absolutely, I don't mean to steal it, just to share because it...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Sep 6

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    People keep saying I shouldn't have had any children if I need to ask for help so I don't ask for help even if I need it I just try to make a way it's not like I woke up and said I...
    lilacbeauty lilacbeauty 26-30, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I'm 25 and my mom is 50 years old. She hasn't been diagnosed, but she is the textbook definition of borderline personality disorder. I moved out at 18 to another state to get...
    DustyLion DustyLion 22-25, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I lost a baby... ever since I longed to be a mum, the sad thing is no one understands the longing I have to have a child
    submissivegirl666 submissivegirl666 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    "Sometimes, I need to be right" Living with my father who is ACoA is a constant doubt about my thoughts, feelings, actions; constant doubt about what is reality. Yesterday, my mom...
    cureav cureav 31-35, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    My mother's name was Margaret Mandarinka Simza. Her middle name was the Slovak word for "tangerine" because when she was born, her parents had no food in the house except a basket...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    My mother is a narcissist. My dad is her faithful enabler. They have been married for 52 years and to this day he does what she says. My mother was never home growing up. When...
    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 13 hrs ago

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    Being told by my mother that I was selfish & worse since I was a pre-teen damaged me... Made me believe my own happiness wasn't worth a damn (even though I could never make her...
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Being told by my mother that I was selfish & worse since I was a pre-teen damaged me... Made me believe my own happiness wasn't worth a damn (even though I could never make her...
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F Sep 8

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    I got a call the other day from my birth mom. The DNA was wrong she stated. The director of VS told her "although I can not release any identifying info to you, I'm looking at your...
    Back2Sue Back2Sue 46-50, F 1 hr ago

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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 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I love my children SO much, but sometimes they get on my very last nerve! I'm pretty sure children have misbehaved since the beginning of time. It's hard as a parent, though, to...
    Sarahberrycakes Sarahberrycakes 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    It took 27 years to finally find a word for her type of crazy. I was the golden child up until I decided to rebel against her. She never let me out of the house to go to friends...
    DAWNOFUNSAID DAWNOFUNSAID 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    It took 27 years to finally find a word for her type of crazy. I was the golden child up until I decided to rebel against her. She never let me out of the house to go to friends...
    DAWNOFUNSAID DAWNOFUNSAID 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    It took 27 years to finally find a word for her type of crazy. I was the golden child up until I decided to rebel against her. She never let me out of the house to go to friends...
    DAWNOFUNSAID DAWNOFUNSAID 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It took 27 years to finally find a word for her type of crazy. I was the golden child up until I decided to rebel against her. She never let me out of the house to go to friends...
    DAWNOFUNSAID DAWNOFUNSAID 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love my mother, but I definitely don't like her. She doesn't talk to me much, and when she does, she says things that breaks me down. She talks a lot more to her lover than to...
    InLoveWithDarkness InLoveWithDarkness 18-21, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I'm glad I finally found somewhere I can vent! My mother in law is so freaking annoying, I literally can not stand her! I try to talk to my husband but it always turns into a fight...
    Chaz14 Chaz14 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    I was fortunate to be raised by parents who didn't repeat the cycle of abuse they survived. It is horrible what people do to children. There is no excuse. Children are not...
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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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 Aug 22

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    I am living in Northern England, rapidly approaching the age of 35, depressed that I've never been able to have a real social life. The problem is that I'm still living with my...
    CodemonkeyNE CodemonkeyNE 31-35, M a week ago

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    Welp.. Here goes nothing At the time I was only in the 4th grade.. My mothers brothers and sisters only had boys.. So I was pretty much the only girl (at the time) me and my 2...
    ThebeautBird ThebeautBird 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago