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I Am a Mother of a Mentally Retarded Child

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 56 People

    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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

    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'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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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'm a mum of 3 girls,Natalie 12 today, malakye 8,Hayley 7. And 2 boys Scott 14 and Declan 9. Somedays I could pull my hair out, other days it's so easy. Declan is autistic and...
    bj345 bj345 31-35, F Sep 23

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    So many of friend have children . I cannot conceive and have tried ivf but to no avail. I cannot grasp how much love goes between a mother and a child even though I see it everyday...
    Emmergale Emmergale 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I am a mother of 4 children. 2 children wit my first husband and 2 with my second husband. My 16 year old daughter had been complaining of pain and swelling in her thumb for a...
    ratgirl73 ratgirl73 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Im 21 years old and I am pregnant with my second baby <3. I had my first at 19 years old with a guy that wasn't right for me.Now Im married to my high school sweetheart and im...
    demonicsangel2011 demonicsangel2011 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    I always knew I never wanted kids, dunno why I just never did when I was a little girl my friends would play with dolls and prams, me?, I'd play with animal toys they were kind of...
    13Selene13 13Selene13 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I'm a 39 yo man, and like the title says I hate my mother. I was unfortunate enough to be born to a woman who would be the poster child for parent licenses. She was mentally ill...
    wonderweirdo wonderweirdo 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 26

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    my name is nathan and i learned about this site from a parent at a children's hospital support group. i have a very sick son. i am going to give a little background info to give...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    my parents had me at 17, they were 16 when they found out my mom was pregnant. a lot has happened over the last 19 years that has made me have to grow up a whole lot faster then...
    summerwinterfallspring summerwinterfallspring 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm not sure if it's emotionally abusive, but it hurts either way. She had a lot of **** as a child, an alcoholic verbally abusive father, an emotionally distant often absent...
    PinkNailPolish PinkNailPolish 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I have had constipation since I was born. I have tried all the laxatives, herbs and enemas you could think of..Suffered with severe bloating, gas and sharp pains..I cut out dairy...
    Abitdifferent Abitdifferent 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I want to meet like-minded and the open-minded. I want to talk to the sarcastic twisted souls and the blue bubble gum ********. I want to meet people who want to talk about drugs...
    rainbowcity rainbowcity 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    When I was in sixth grade I found out my mother had bipolar disorder and she ran away half way across the country to live with some guy she met on the internet. She tried to kill...
    Roadtorecovery31997 Roadtorecovery31997 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    as i re arranged the furniture in my living room today, i couldn't help but feel nostalgic. i have this wooden rocker. it's not the prettiest or the most fancy of chairs, but it...
    smokieBrie smokieBrie 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    If I made my mother mad, she asked my dad to spank me. Clearly, my mother ran the house. My father was a quiet, determined man. He was kind, and not quick to anger by any means...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 6

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    If I made my mother mad, she asked my dad to spank me. Clearly, my mother ran the house. My father was a quiet, determined man. He was kind, and not quick to anger by any means...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    At a very young age, I remember being confronted by my drunk mother. She told me that she never liked me and how I turned out. That the only reason why I existed was because my dad...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I am the mother of children with different fathers. Right away when people hear that, they think bad things. They judge incorrectly. I never actually thought I would be in this...
    Col308 Col308 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I was born in South Korea to a Black mother in the US Army and a "local" [Korean Mother/White Father] father. When I was 1 my mother left Korea with me claiming sudden assignment...
    DiemLibre07 DiemLibre07 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    So my fiance and I are getting married next August, at which point we will have been together nearly 5 years. Our relationship is very strong, we truly are perfect for each other...
    WifeToBe822 WifeToBe822 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I joined this forum just so that i can put my experience with my mother in law in writing. so here is the story. I met my husband in college. we were first friends and it turned...
    Aleksanrda Aleksanrda 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    As a sensitive, creative, artistic and brilliant child all I wanted was for my mother to love me. My mothers response to me when she first saw me as a baby was that I was "ugly and...
    lutqueet lutqueet 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    Today I stopped by an saw my mother who has Alzheimer's disease and my father has dementia. I have been trying to find them an assisted living center that they can move into...
    ColumbiaTiger ColumbiaTiger 41-45, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    its sooo hard to go through this **** with your own family. I can't my social security money because the sent it to wrong account and the people they sent it to haven't sent it...
    freewritesammie freewritesammie 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I just want to share my experience with you all. I've never come across a story like me.... My marriage is on the verge of collapse and It's all attributed to my mil. I've been...
    trufflecake trufflecake 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    the first day they all stand there with those who brought them into the world the one who gave them love the one who gave them protection and among them a child stood wanting...
    vividmemorieslost vividmemorieslost 18-21, F Sep 27

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    I dont quite know where to start with my experience as i feel i am just coming to the realization of what i have been putting myself through.i am nineteen years old and currently...
    kdilla14 kdilla14 18-21, F Oct 10

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    Missing My Mother There was one point in my life when I did not get along with my mother. Most of it was because I was very angry at her for not being there for me. I didn’t...
    Bokohoyo2 Bokohoyo2 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    I have been NC with her for over 3 years now. It took me almost 40 years to figure it out but once I did there was no turning back. I was raised by a woman without the capacity...
    supercalitex supercalitex 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    I'm a wordy girl - I apologize in advance.... In my college English class my Prof asked us to write about the thing that scared us most in the world. I wrote about being afraid I...
    annaj5 annaj5 31-35 Sep 26

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    My mother has only laid her hands on me maybe three times in my entire life. She worked all the time to support my siblings and I. I looked up to her. My oldest brother is 23, I'm...
    Psymonshadowblood Psymonshadowblood 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    The typical drunk routine started. I said something that offended him, he stormed off after making ridiculously dramatic comments (I'm going to take the dog and go and live on my...
    atatt atatt 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Most children are going insane quicker and quicker. They have no backbone. It is all because they follow the idea that it is cool to eat junk food or that homemade food is not that...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 46 mins ago

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