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I Am a Mother of a Mentally Retarded Child

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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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    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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    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 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 46 Responses Aug 28, 2010

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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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    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 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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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 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 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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    I am a mother of 6 children, 4 girls and 2 boys ages 18 to 6. So in my house their is a need for discipline. I give them a good talking to, which includes baring their bottoms and...
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    Chrissy Grass between my toes and sun shining on my dark head, I was at peace. I loved and lived in the moment. I had no understanding of the past or the future. I only knew of...
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    My mother is such a hypocrite. Usually I can just shrug it off but lately it's been getting to me. Today she yelled at me for finishing a bottle of root beer that she bought a...
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    Yesterday marked my one year anniversary of having an abortion last year. I guess I'll never be able to look at Halloween the same anymore since this us the day that my anniversary...
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    Ever since the day I was born my mother has been the bane of my existence. She lied to me all of the time about how my family never cared about me and how they wouldn't talk to me...
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    My mother believing I ruined her life because, around the age of 7, her underground CPUSA group decided I did not have what it takes to join them in their illegal activities and...
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    My mother abused me all my life...verbally , mentally and physically. The abuse was there since I can remember. She constantly beat me and called me names , told me I was stupid...
    ToTiJeZivot ToTiJeZivot 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 16

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    I LET CRAZY JUST WALK INTO MY LIFE! Hello, I am new to this site and like everyone else, I am simply in awe at the similarity in these experiences with a borderline mother. I...
    B1961 B1961 51-55, F Oct 27

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    I had a major flashback to childhood today. I finally decided to tell someone that my boyfriend has been very abusive to me for the past two years. I sat down next to my mom and...
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    This experience still bothers me even though it's minor, and worse things happened physically and mentally to me. I'm sure many will think it an irrelevant experience, but I'll...
    Netgeek Netgeek 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    Just hearing the words CHILD and ABUSE is enough to make me so angry that I wanna find the abuser and do the same to him/her, NO CHILD should ever have to be mentally, physically...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M 5 Responses Nov 8

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    I'm still technically a child (or a teen, whatever). I've had depression since I was 10. It started out so tough, being that young. I thought this what a natural process of being a...
    WhiteSparrow127 WhiteSparrow127 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    Hi, I'm new to EP but feel I need to talk about the mentally and emotionally abusive relationship I was in for 7 years. I thought he was the love of my life. But pretty well from...
    Pridestar73 Pridestar73 41-45, F Nov 19

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    It all happened so fast. too fast. My dearest mom passed away on 30th october 2014. It just feels so unreal. This year has been amazing to me. I graduated and got accepted to a...
    annylicous annylicous 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a mother. Its my life. I love my children more than anything on this earth. I had my first child at eighteen. A would be adult take responsibility for my actions. Only my best...
    wynterflower wynterflower 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 14

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    I don't live with my mother, I live with my foster parents because my biological mother is a paranoid schizophrenic. If I had to summarize why my foster mom verbally abuses me, I...
    tenaciousnotstubborn tenaciousnotstubborn 13-15, F Nov 2

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    I have been with my husband for more than 5 years. His ex wife is the epitome of drama & so are his children. He & his ex divorced more than 12 years ago. The kids are all over the...
    fedupwithallofthem fedupwithallofthem 36-40, F Nov 11

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    Money&Material Wealth Can't Stop The Pain On The Inside- I was given any and everything I wanted as a child no matter the cost yet was never satisfied because "Hell was a place...
    FutureMaxiSurgeon FutureMaxiSurgeon 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I wasn't born into a good family. If I was a child of one of the mansion clan it would have been better for me. My father was the "John Wayne" type. So he expected me to walk talk...
    ATroubledLife ATroubledLife 46-50, M Nov 2

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    My Mother was the greatest woman in my life and it's been over year since she was call home to Heaven! There isn't moment in my day where this Lady isn't on my mind see was truly...
    gamma87 gamma87 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    nothing like Thanksgiving family gathering to make you feel like the odd man out. yes I'm 24 and childfree, no I do not get the cozy feeling women get when they see small children...
    krazylilmeow krazylilmeow 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Useful Vocab. DS/DB/DC Dear sister/brother/cousin DH/DW Darling Hubby/Wife DGD darling grand daughter/ DGS darling grandson DS darling son/DD darling daughter ACON – Adult Child...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Oct 28

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    My baby girl would have been 8yrs old this last Sept. She was born on my mother's birthday. She wasn't due until November though. My pregnancy was a rough one emotionally, but...
    SirenaVonLee SirenaVonLee 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 31

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    But i do use it. My current enemies may learn that. Since i call them it. They are retarded hall monitors. Fleecing the retired who got monsy. And attacking those...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 13

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