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I Am a Mother of a Mentally Retarded Child

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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 51-55, F 1 Response 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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    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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    I read your story and I understand how you feel.

    It's very hard to be a mother and know people don't understand. It's even harder to know people don't understand your child. My daughter is now19years old. She is beautiful, doesn't appear to have this disability but she does. Her friends do not understand her actions or...
    Luuz Luuz 41-45, F Aug 15

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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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    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 52 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 Nov 29, 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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

    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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    I was about 3 1/2 when it first started. My mom had divorced my real dad and was dating my aunt husbands brother. I never knew this this years later when they split up and a chance...
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    More than anything. 19, 18, & 16. Been with their dad for nearly 2 yrs now. Long story. I work to pay child support, my car payment (for transportation to work), & my phone. Living...
    wiggs42 wiggs42 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My experience seems to be a little different from those I've read. I'm 18 years old,and I'm not normal,I never have been. My mother has poisoned me,she had been for a long time...
    CourtneySB CourtneySB 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My Biological mother abused me when i was younger. i was around 4 when it started. i remember the first time like it was yesterday. i've never been able to let the image go. i don...
    silentwhisper17 silentwhisper17 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I've ranted a lot about the reasons I don't like/want children, so I'll just give this shorter condensed version. They get underfoot. Their high-pitched voices hurt my ears...
    Stratosara Stratosara 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    The child who is more likely not to accept that their parents questioning them is important, or irrelevant, is a neglected child, and has learnt the true significance in being...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    My mother was and is a terrible mother to me. I am 29 years old, live in a third world country and was blessed to be born in a well off family. In a nutshell, when I was born my...
    gsamsa gsamsa 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    My mother was and is a terrible mother to me. I am 29 years old, live in a third world country and was blessed to be born in a well off family. In a nutshell, when I was born my...
    gsamsa gsamsa 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Everything seemed simple back then, I was happy I lived at my grandparents house with my mother. Honestly if it weren't for my grandparents, I never would be close to guessing what...
    Jaylaska Jaylaska 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It was always gradual, her progression to becoming more and more intoxicated as the night dragged on, that is. My mother would come home from a long day at work, and in that...
    light108 light108 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It took me years to realize that this was something that affected my emotional health. Now at 19 years old, visiting home and listening to my mother complain about the same events...
    ThrivingOdds ThrivingOdds 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    DID YOU SEE THE NEWS ABOUT THAT BASTARD?!?!?!? The babygirl's stepfather?!?!? BASTARD!!! The poor 3 year-old was thrown into the pool by her stepfather or soon to be stepfather...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I have not yet, but my abusive ex is putting me through hell in court and I am terrified that I will. He will stop at nothing to destroy me physically mentally, emotionally...
    Likewise2 Likewise2 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 23

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    I haven't always hated my mother. As a child I would hear my family talk bad about her and I would always defend her telling them they that are wrong. But as I got older I realized...
    yuppitsme42 yuppitsme42 26-30, F Aug 22

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    I HATE MY MOTHER ! All my life she has hated me ! Because people always ask her if I'm actually her child. I'm pretty, smart, sweet, fun and Incredibly social; I get along with...
    SarahBerry1 SarahBerry1 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I've heard on the news before about these young teen mothers who abandon their babies because they don't want to take the time to raise a child. Rather than putting the child up...
    girlfullofenergy girlfullofenergy 13-15, F Aug 20

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    You got knocked up and then you served your little girl up to your sicko husband while you were at work knowing exactly what he was doing to me. Yes, I do know for a fact that you...
    letters2mymother letters2mymother 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    I settled down too early because I was desperate to have children. I chose the wrong guy. Deep down I'm sure I must have known all along but hormones take over and I needed to have...
    whatsthefuckingpoint whatsthefuckingpoint 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I just realised recently that I hate my mother. Because she practiced favouritism, and was abusive with it. And from the time I was under 5 years old, she would constantly accuse...
    AngryPlum AngryPlum 31-35, F Aug 20

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    When I was 6 years old my mother introduced this man into my life. He was great and first then the touching started. At 6 I thought it was pretty normal obviously now i know...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    The Fake Missing Child Poster Online From 2002-2013- Child's name: D.M.A.G-S Child's DOB: 10/17/1991 Race: Multiracial (Asian,Black, White) Hair color:Dark brown Eye color:Green...
    RunEun RunEun 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I am a unique, complicated person. My decision to not have children is part of what makes me unique. I am not childfree for any of the usual reasons. I am an unemployed college...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Actually I am 33 weeks pregnant now and I am expecting a son in the beginning of October. I have a mix of feelings now, I am so nervous but very happy also with my first child on...
    muffin30 muffin30 26-30, F Aug 18

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