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I Am a Mother of a Mentally Retarded Child

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 57 People

    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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    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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    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 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 47 Responses Aug 28, 2010

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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 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'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, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Jan 29, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    That awkward moment when people ask you if your child is yours. Yeah, that kinda hurts my feelings. The stares are even worst!
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    When did your kids ask you the question? You know. The skin color question? My daughter is almost 4 and she began asking me questions. She knows that she is white and brown. And...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Im happy with my little guy. His father is black and I am white. We have never had anyone ask us about our relationship and my son has never asked us about being mixed. Im happy...
    amandagagirl amandagagirl 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    What you do, always comes with a consequence. Good or bad. ------------------------------- So here's a 100% true story, that is currently going on in my life. I won't say names...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 Jan 13

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    It just sucks and it never gets better. The best I can do is placate and try to pacify, but it is so wearing. You can't even begin to suggest that she seek help because...
    loresmom loresmom 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am a mother of five children I finally had my boy in 2014 I have 4 girls as well 13 is the oldest two are premature when they were born I had preeclampsia Eclipse and toxemia to...
    charbaby801 charbaby801 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    To shorten the story, I have an ex fiance from 2004. My father died and he walked away due to my father's death. You know why as good as I do. I ended up having an emotional...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 a week ago

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    Any of you experience the scapegoat of the family? That's me. My NPD mother has set me up in this position since I was a child. My youngest sister is her golden child so to speak...
    wickedgirlie84 wickedgirlie84 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Part 2 I have since added this part to the first to make it easier to read Mr. G, as I will call him, and yes his real name started with a G. I don't know why I don't just put...
    Camille7 Camille7 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 7

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    There was a charity concert in my country last night. Lots of actors, singers, artists and even writers took part in it. They called people to send two or five dollars through...
    AnnaJackson12345 AnnaJackson12345 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    There was a charity concert in my country last night. Lots of actors, singers, artists and even writers took part in it. They called people to send two or five dollars through...
    AnnaJackson12345 AnnaJackson12345 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's funny how kids/teens these day say they were abused mentally/physically/emotionally over little things that are meaningless like a spank or their dad being an alcoholic, or...
    MrHypothetical MrHypothetical 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 9

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    So this week is final exams week at school, and all my grades are nearly perfect -- except for calculus. Maths has never been a strong point of mine. I like it well enough, I can...
    thetitania thetitania 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I don't think I've hated her as much as I do at this point. She's NEVER shown me any sort of affection or love. She always judges me for every little thing I do. She's been abusing...
    nicki08 nicki08 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 5

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    My grandmother was known by name for being violently mentally ill. The police and the neighbors couldn't do anything with her. She only started hearing voices when her mother...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jan 10

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    My mother was physically, mentally, emotionally and borderline sexually abusive to me from the time I was 13 until I ran away at 15 and became an emancipated minor at 16.
    gaybrat96 gaybrat96 18-21, M 6 Responses Jan 8

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    The Invisible Girl and Her Private Hell-Did you know that overweight awkward cry baby who consistently made the Honor Roll/High Honor Roll, always had her nose in a book,never gave...
    Merka94 Merka94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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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 3 days ago

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    My parents divorced not long after I had turned one. My father moved out and I got used to seeing him every second day each week. I was mostly raised by my father and my...
    zanthemum zanthemum 18-21, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I grew up, like most of you, not knowing that my "normal" was not normal. I was really raised by my grandmother, who taught me what real love and affection was. She died when I...
    languedocienne languedocienne 26-30, F Jan 13

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    My mixed breed nightmare-I have 3 children with my wife of 15 years ages 14,10,and 7. Then I have too what I call my American son or sometimes my pointedly my Black son. He is 22...
    PinskProduct PinskProduct 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I was a little girl, I was both physically and se*ually abused. I was se*ually abused by one of my old best friend's sister. She was a year younger than me but she showed me...
    anonymousvictim anonymousvictim 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I have no idea where to even start. My mom has Borderline Personality Disorder (she has been diagnosed) and her mental health has reeked havoc on my entire life. I suffered years...
    urbancowgrl7152 urbancowgrl7152 26-30 4 days ago

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    I know this is very disrespectful but I find myself when talking with people facing a different direction. only after I talk with people I realised that and in my head I'm like...
    XxSxarletxX XxSxarletxX 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I have known since I was 11 that I didn't want to have children. I didn't like kids as a kid, and couldn't fathom that my sole future was entwined with dirty diapers and tween...
    MoniquetheBlonde MoniquetheBlonde 18-21, F Dec 29, 2014

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    My mother is diagnosed with BPD. I've kinda known for several years, however her alcoholism was taking the blame for all of her verbal berating & the time, 2 years ago, when she...
    AmandainFL AmandainFL 36-40, F Jan 13

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    She's to young </3 Not yet do the parents know that they will soon be the youngest grandparents on the block. Walking through the store, everyone stares but no one says a...
    AlphaBloodMoon AlphaBloodMoon 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I'm 32 and very happily married. My husband and I had thought we would have kids, but when the time we had planned to start trying (near when I would get tenure at work), I found...
    maryz564 maryz564 31-35, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have 2 son's one, the youngest, 27 years old, is wonderful, loving, caring and we love and support each other. However my oldest son, 34 years old, has been cold, distant...
    hardworkingmom88 hardworkingmom88 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    My cousins' story: They lived with their mother and father for a while. The kids slept late. Didn't do homework. Their parents couldn't care less. "Do your homework" is not enough...
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M Jan 16

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