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I Am a Mother of a Mentally Retarded Child

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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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    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 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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    My mother is a very cruel cold hearted b!tch. Condescending, belittling...nothing I did was ever good enough. After speaking to my father this evening, I told him it was never...
    DevilDoll13 DevilDoll13 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    A mother's love, so precious, so beautiful. The love is special. This love is comforting. A mother's love for her child, no words can describe. Such a wonderful feeling. Being a...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    As I recall the memories of childhood past I think back to the one and only time I remember seeing my mother, though at the time I did not know who she was. I was raised in...
    boredomizahandicap boredomizahandicap 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    I dreamt of being a mom as far back as I can remember. My dad had decided I was going to college and I was going, but I wanted to be a mom too.I can remember that I wanted twins. A...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 6 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    At 45 years old I'm starting to notice how my nighmarish childhood has and still is effecting me. I'm the youngest of 3 children and family scapegoat. Both my parents were youngest...
    brainwrecked brainwrecked 36-40, F Aug 15

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    At 45 years old I'm starting to notice how my nighmarish childhood has and still is effecting me. I'm the youngest of 3 children and family scapegoat. Both my parents were youngest...
    brainwrecked brainwrecked 36-40, F Aug 15

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    I want to forgive my mother. I know her childhood sucked big time. She's not capable of acknowledging just how bad she ****** me up.
    milanmilan milanmilan 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I think the reason I cry so much when my mum says horrible and filthy things to me is because I love her so much. She will verbally abuse me daily and it will effect me because I...
    Aishcc Aishcc 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 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 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Im in a bit of a bind right now. After not speaking to my mother for 3 years after I became pregnant I decided to let her back in my life to allow her to be part of this important...
    eusapia eusapia 31-35, F Aug 7

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    I want nothing more than to forget it... Sometimes I have nightmares of what happened in my childhood on the outside everything seemed perfect most people looked at my household...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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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 2 days ago

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    I was emotionally abused by my family. My number one bully of them was my mother. Then came my father, then my sister. They all insulted me, never cared about my feelings and they...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response 7 hrs 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 a week ago

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    My mom is not as mentally Ill but instead mentally disabled. It has been difficult growing up with her because the doctors have said she had the mentality of a 12 year old. So my...
    MacKenziePatriciaLee MacKenziePatriciaLee 16-17, F Aug 16

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    My mom is crazy. I say that knowing she is truly mentally ill but so angry with her that I can't disassociate how angry I am from what her mental health problems. She's diagnosed...
    tathorpe tathorpe 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    ़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़़ Spare some time to read this... this is really a worth reading...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 14

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    i hate that person who gave birth to me she is not fit to be called a mother she has not got a loving caring bone in her body,and i will shed no tears over her when she is dead...
    siac siac 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    Hello everyone. I never wanted to resort to this, but I feel I am out of other options. Let me start from the beginning. When my mother, Dee, was 9, her father was shot in the head...
    NikkiNINTR NikkiNINTR 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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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 24 and I have friends and a life but I have struggled my whole life with this emptiness inside of me. I have suffered for so many years because I haven’t being able to have...
    samacoco samacoco 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    I'm the oldest of the 4 children and as you can tell its never good. Many people claim that the oldest child is always the favourite and has respect. Well no , its not true , the...
    alice2456 alice2456 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I'm the oldest of the 4 children and as you can tell its never good. Many people claim that the oldest child is always the favourite and has respect. Well no , its not true , the...
    alice2456 alice2456 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    My Mother's Rock-"You stay in a child's place!" is the most underused and BEST parenting advice of modern times. A child is unable to pay bills, run a household, or be held...
    Joha0505 Joha0505 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I love my freedom too much to be a father. Once, I dated a girl with a kid and it didn't work out because I couldn't handle fatherhood. I've told my parents before that I don't...
    bktaylor1989 bktaylor1989 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    She told me I was retarded and smiles smugly whenever she sees me starting to get upset
    jjrmsl jjrmsl 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    She never talks to me unless it is to tell me to do chores. I've never once heard her say "I love you". She told me I was retarded and told my oldest sister that she was her...
    jjrmsl jjrmsl 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    My mother lies to create conflict between me, my sister and our dad. Her and my dad are separated but she still does it. Her family blame my dad but it has become obvious to me in...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Have you ever noticed how retarded people always seem happy. It must be wonderful not being able to understand what's going on around you
    dybbukbox dybbukbox 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I am a 14 year old that has relationship problems with my mother. I recall constantly getting bullied in my elementary years because of my social awkwardness. I remember my mom...
    anushkapatel44 anushkapatel44 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Okay it's kinda like a love-hate relationship. I swear I love her with all my heart, but sometimes it's just like......... UUUGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I mean both my brothers and me...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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