Before I had children I spent 10 years working Special recreation Specialist ... this was a recreation specialist serving all children, teens , and adults with varying degrees of exceptionalities! ...Some of the greatest people I have known have had mild retardation! There were many adults and teens I worked with that also had mild retardation and were such great people! I truly miss them and going out on outings! ... Children grow up and change but do not fret they will turn out to be OUTSTANDING adults regardless of their mental capacity!