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Social Welfare and Single Mothers - Social Welfare and Single Mothers Karen Bridget Murray’s article, “Governing ‘Unwed Mothers’ in Toronto at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”, is a valuable reference into the struggles and triumphs of social welfare for unwed mothers. For me the article highlighted how government ideologies influence social welfare, how important the change from religious reformers practices to social work was and finally how appalling it is that the struggles and barriers these women faced are still relevant to single mothers today....   [tags: Article Review] 565 words
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Teenage Pregnancy in the Bahamas - Teenage pregnancy in the Bahamas Every society is affected by teenage pregnancy which is a multifaceted problem that can pose social, economic and health issues. Teenage pregnancy inadvertently contributes to the escalating volume of single parent families in the Bahamas. According to the Department of Statics a single parent home is considered to be a home in which the parents are not married. Although the birth rate fluctuates, births to single mothers have escalated over the past forty years in the Bahamas from 29% (1970) to 62% (2009)....   [tags: Single Mothers, Social Issues]
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Poverty Among Teenage Mothers and The Child’s Outcome - Many studies have shown that teenage mothers and their child have a high risk of living in poverty, due to not completing high school, being a single parent and their lack of knowledge and readiness to raise a child because of unplanned pregnancies. Children born of teenage mothers are at a higher risk maltreatment and poor performance in school. In addition, many studies have also shown that teenage pregnancies and poverty have an effect on their child’s development. Teenage pregnancy and the road to poverty Poverty is a major problem most teenage mother’s experience....   [tags: poverty, teenage mothers, single parents]
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Mothers and the Media - Growing up, I was a huge fan of the hit TV show, The Brady Bunch. The show was the rep-resentation of a how a blended family could become a close and loving family. There were six children between Carol Brady and Mike Brady. Mike Brady’s wife died and he was raising his three sons Greg, Peter and Bobby alone until he meets Carol Brady who is raising three daugh-ters of her own. It is not clear what caused Carol to become a single mother whether it was di-vorce or the death of her husband....   [tags: mother, media, tv show]
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Gender Change in Early America: Carol Berkin's "Revolutionary Mothers" - In Carol Berkin Revolutionary Mothers, Berkin goes beyond the history books, and argues that the Revolutionary period was not just a romantic period in our nation history, but a time of change of both men and women of race, social class, and culture. Berkin describes women involvement in boycotts, protest, and their experiences during the war and on the home front. She goes into a whole different level and focuses her views on women of lower social classes, the Native Americans and African Americans – groups whom faced difficult obstacle during the Revolution....   [tags: Carol Berkin, Revolutionary Mothers, ] 416 words
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Surrogate Mothers in Jane Austen - Surrogate Mothers in Jane Austen Jane Austen created families of varying levels of dysfunction so effectively, that even young readers of today can relate to the story. In some, the mother was either deceased, not present, or just not the right person for the daughter to rely on. For example, Fanny, Emma, Elizabeth and Elinor all struggle because the very people who are supposed to be looking out for them prove to be completely unhelpful. These heroines may not be able to rely on their actual Mother (or Father) but there often are parental figures that they can turn to....   [tags: Mother Mothers Jane Austen Essays] 2118 words
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Single Mothers in America - In today’s society it is not unusual to have a one-parent family with a young mother in charge. Teen mothers having children has increased so much over the years that it’s now a common occurance. Being a young single mother in today’s society is challenging but with the help of government assistance single mothers are finding their way. The government provides help for single mothers through a variety of welfare programs. Welfare programs provide benefits to single mothers with low income - income so low that it is not possible to support a family....   [tags: Teen Mothers, Welfare]
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The Relationship of Mothers and their Expectations of Daughters in Amy Tan’s "Two Kinds" - Our mothers have played very valuable roles in making us who a we are and what we have become of ourselves. They have been the shoulder we can lean on when there was no one else to turn to. They have been the ones we can count on when there was no one else. They have been the ones who love of us for who we are and forgive us when no one else wouldn’t. In Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds,” the character Jing-mei experiences being raised by a mother who has overwhelming expectations for her daughter, causes Jing-mei to struggle with who she wants to be....   [tags: Amy Tan, Two Kinds, mothers] 745 words
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Art and All in Our Mothers' Gardens - Art and All in Our Mothers' Gardens      Alice Walker uses Virginia Woolf's phrase "contrary instincts" to describe the creative spirit that her female ancestors revive spirit that her female ancestors revered while working and living in oppressive conditions.  Her mother had a difficult life, but she managed to keep her creative spirit alive.  She held onto what she could in the simplest ways.  Where there was a will there was a way.        Walker explains that her mother, though tired and overworked, did express and feed her creative spirit.  She planted incredible gardens, and still does, with various blooming plants.  She adorned the house with flowers from the garden.  Walker liken...   [tags: Search Our Mothers' Gardens]
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In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Sainthood - In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Sainthood To use the name of a Saint generally evokes images of holy men and women of the Catholic church, dressed in flowing robes and surrounded by an oil-painted aura. There are patron saints-those with a sort of specialized divinity-of bakers and bellmakers, orphans and pawnbrokers, soldiers and snake bites, soldiers and writers. Each is a Catholic who lived a life deemed particularly holy and was named, postmortem, by the Pope to sainthood. This construct, I find, is something of an empty set of ideas....   [tags: Search Our Mothers' Gardens] 1489 words
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Mothers and Their Roles in Nazi Germany - Mothers and Their Roles in Nazi Germany I am here today to discuss how gender played a critical role in the construction of the Nazi State, prior to 1938. Specifically, I would like to focus my analysis on how and why the Nazis constructed a conception of motherhood that defined the mother in relation to the state. For our purposes today, we will examine two ideal German mothers and explore their similarities in order to understand how and why the Nazis perceived mothers as public agents of the Volksgemeinschaft, or German community of people....   [tags: Germany Mother Motherhood Nazi Essays] 1769 words
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Building Confidence in Breastfeeding Mothers through Health Teaching - Through observations during my first clinical day I have realized that nurses play many roles while caring for mother, and baby during the post-partum period. What set these nurses apart from other nurses was how large of an educator role they played during this time. As nurses, and student nurses health teaching should be a fundamental part of the care we provide. However, the teaching may differ unit to unit; on this particular unit the theme of breastfeeding is central. By providing teaching on breastfeeding the nurse can educate, reassure, support, and assist the mother in being successful with their latch and baby’s nutritional intake while developing her breastfeeding confidence....   [tags: mother, baby, post-partum period]
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Mothers in the Workforce - In a society with the muajority of mothers joining or returning to the workforce, there is a growing body of research documenting the demands placed on these women and what can be done to help their transition into this new role. According to the United States’ Department of Labor, in the year 2012, 70.5% of mothers with children under the age of 18 were a part of the workforce; of these women 73.7% were employed full-time, working over 35 hours a week, and 26.3% were employed part-time, working less than 35 hours a week (United States Department of Labor, 2012)....   [tags: Society, Women, Workforce, High Demand]
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Trends in African American Families - Research studies have shown that African Americans are currently the least likely ethnic group to be married in this country. This paper will examine some of the reasons why this trend exists when there was a time when marriage rates among blacks were about equal to those of whites. History, culture, economics and dominant culture influences have impacted the current trends in African American families. Many are choosing to postpone marriage, while others are finding alternative ways to cultivate family and raise children....   [tags: nonmarital sex and unwed parenthood]
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Calpurnia: A Second Mother in To Kill a Mockingbird - “Yo’ folks might be better’n the Cunninghams but it don’t count for nothin’ the way you’re disgracin’ ‘em if you can't act fit to eat at the table you can just sit here and eat in the kitchen!” This is just one of the many examples Calpurnia sets for the children. Calpurnia is the Finch’s cook but she takes her role in the children’s life more seriously. She acts as parent; constantly teaching the kids lessons about life and race. She serves as a bridge for Jem and Scout between the white and black communities....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, mothers,] 1052 words
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A Mother’s Timeless Dilemma in "Beloved" by Toni Morrison - Women throughout time have been forced to cope with the challenges of motherhood along with society’s expectations as to what a mother’s relationship should be with her child. Novelist, Agatha Christie said of the relationship between mother and child, “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” In Beloved, Toni Morrison examines the same idea; ultimately showing that the mother’s willingness to protect her child at all costs often endangers the mother herself....   [tags: mothers, Beloved, Toni Morrison]
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Poetry Analysis: Mother to Son and Those Winter Sundays - Every parent in this world loves their children more than anything. Even the children can’t stay away from their parents for so long. Nothing in this world could be more precious than the love of a parent has for his/her children. Our parents are always with us no matter what happens. Often in life we make mistakes, but our parents give us supports and teach us to learn from those mistakes and move on with our lives. They also try to teach us from their experience. Parents always make sacrifices to provide for their family....   [tags: parenting, parents love, mothers] 1098 words
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The Effects of Incarcerating Mothers in the US - When a crime is committed the most common punishment in the United States is incarceration. During the past several decades the total of incarcerated adults have jumped from 320,000 to approximately 1.4 million. In 2007, more than half of the number of adults incarcerated, in state or federal prisons, has been parents. Majority of the children, whom are involved in situations that their parents are incarcerated, have been directly impacted (Kjellstrand et. al, 2012, p. 2409). Incarceration of a father has an impact on children, but it has been found that incarceration of a child’s mother has been more significant....   [tags: psychology, separation anxiety]
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Decreasing Mothers in the Workplace - A mother starts her usual "work" day at 6:30 a.m., when she gets out of bed. She takes a shower, does her hair and makeup, makes lunch for everyone and then begins to make breakfast for her husband and children. After a family breakfast, she passes out lunches before her husband heads off to work and then she drives the kids to school. When everyone is out of the house, she goes about her day: vacuuming and cleaning the house, going grocery shopping, doing the laundry, caring for any children not in school, picking up the kids from school, helping children with homework, carting kids to after school soccer practices and meetings, and making dinner just in time for the return of her husband....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Differences Between Father and Mothers - Differences between Parents The hardest job anyone will have in life is raising a child. At times it will drive you insane, at other times it is a blessing. Mothers and fathers work as a team to raise their young, one parent offering something that the other does not. Mom’s role is to provide unconditional love and care for their child. Dads Role is to shape their child into an effective adult. There are many differences between mothers and fathers such as the way they interact with their child....   [tags: parents, children, interaction] 998 words
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Single Mothers of Autistic Children - The Experiences And Perceptions Of Social Support By Single Mothers Of Children Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder Introduction This study will explore the single mothers perceptions of social support relative to raising a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. It will use a qualitative framework with grounded theory methods. Two well-researched stressors exist that affect the lives of single mothers of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder: parenting a child with special needs and being a single mother....   [tags: Perception: Social Support, Challenges]
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Working Mothers and the Welfare State - "How can we explain the differences in work-family policies in the different welfare states?” Kimberly Morgan's research approach is policy centred and focuses in particular on gendered polices. In this book, with a historical comparative approach, she tries to explain how “both religious practice and religious conflict are key in the formation of the welfare state”. She emphasizes the relationship between “religion as a political force, gender and familial ideologies, the constellation of political parties and the nature of partisan competition, women's movements, policy legacies, and social structural changes” ....   [tags: Politics of Work-Family Policies]
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Social Hardships of Single Mothers - Single parenthood culture seems appealing to many married people. However, married individuals are forced to battle with elements like faithfulness and life-long commitment to one individual, which may be boring in some cases. However, single parents, especially single mothers encounter serious challenges related to parenting. Single parenting is a succession of constant mental torture because of ineptness, self-scrutiny, and remorse. At some point, single parents will often encounter serious psychological problems some graduating to stress and eventual depression....   [tags: single parenthood culture]
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The Power of Daughters, Wives, and Mothers - “Nehaa is a Daughter since 1971, a wife since 1994 and a mother since 1995”. This is how Nehaa S. Patil describes herself in her profile. She is the founder and chairman of an NGO “Modern rural Architects of rural khurukshetras” whose mission is to empower people with knowledge and resources to manage their lives in a better manner and raise their quality of life. She represents a woman in the modern world who is successfully playing so many roles simultaneously. In another corner of the world, more than three decades ago, Wangari Maathai came up with the idea of using economic incentives to encourage rural women and farmers to plant trees on their land to protect the environment and prom...   [tags: Sheconomy vs. Mancession] 1583 words
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The Status of Single Mothers - There is a stigma associated with women that are supported by government aid, especially single mothers. The women on welfare are often treated poorly because people think they are ‘working the system’. Tax payers feel as if the single mothers on welfare perpetuated their own poverty by having children that they cannot support, just for a bigger welfare check. They often assume that these women do not work and just live off government handouts. I know of mothers that fit this stereotype; adults still living in their parents houses, rent free, with several children from multiple fathers....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Mothers Are Everywhere: Billy Elliot - Dreams are what drive people; they create the world we are in. Sometimes it can take years before people realize what their dreams are. In the film Billy Elliot, directed by Stephen Daldry the audience gets to experience the road that Billy Elliot took takes order to achieve his goal. He may have had to take a different road before realizing his destiny; if it were not for the 1ballet coach, Mrs. Wilkinson, whom played a huge role in his path to discover his dream of becoming a ballet dancer. If it were not for Mrs....   [tags: character analysis and film review] 552 words
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Superiority of Chinese Mothers - The author, Amy Chua, portrays her opinionated argument that Chinese children are more Why Chinese Mothers are Superior Why Chinese Mothers are Superior successful because of the way they are brought up in her article, “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior (2011)”. This theme is important because it compares and contrasts the tactics of Chinese mothers to Western mothers to strive for their children to be successful. This paper describes the three key arguments Chau (2011) ties into Ed124 and why Chinese parents act the way they do towards their children....   [tags: culture, parenting, oriental culture]
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Nurturing Mothers of Africa - I was compelled to pull my eyelids apart to just shout out loud for pulling the curtains aside, I feel very irritated when someone sneaks in my room and pull curtains apart to let the sun shine high and bright on my face, and funnily that’s the only way to wake me up. Displeasedly I crawled towards my window to pull back the curtains and the sight of a mother feeding her baby caught my eyes. Freckled memories of an episode started pouring, as I rushed towards the loo to get myself geared up to start a new writing assignment....   [tags: curtains, baby, family, love, kids] 541 words
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Prenanatal Development: Expectant Mothers - While I had never paid much attention to expectant mothers in the past, this assignment made me a little more intrigued about prenatal development. In the beginning, it seemed impossible to properly report on prenatal development from just an observation stand point. Not being able to view the baby through a mother's exterior was my initial concern. However, I began to look around at pregnant mother's, carry children in this prenatal stage and took notes about their behaviors. I chose to observe my Aunt April who is having a baby....   [tags: sonogram picture, parenting ]
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Adolescent Mothers - Adolescent mothers have unique health needs compared to older mothers and other female adolescents in the same age group(Chablani & Spinney, 2011; Crittenden et al., Aujoulat et al, 2010). Therefore, community development nurses need to consider their specific needs when designing programs. This paper will identify the prevalence of adolescent motherhood in Saint John, New Brunswick and Canada. The challenges and problems that adolescent mothers face, along with the relevant health determinants, will be examined....   [tags: Health, Challenges, Nursing Programs]
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Adolescent Mothers - Gender Gender is a determinant of health relevant to adolescent mothers as they are at risk for repeat pregnancies and at a higher risk for STIs if she is sexually active (Aujoulat et al, 2010). Repeat pregnancies for adolescent mothers is a common concern identified in the literature (Aujoulat et al., Chablani and Spinney, 2011, and Stiles, 2010). This is the rational for most interventions for adolescent mothers to include comprehensive healthcare,including contraception counseling and education....   [tags: Health, Intervention, Literature] 851 words
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Single Mothers - “My only wish was to be free of this humiliation; I felt lonely and didn’t have the support I deserved.” These were the words of a young fifteen-year-old Moroccan girl who was victim of rape and asked to remain anonymous because of the shame that is associated with being a single mother. That’s the problem. Article 490 of the Moroccan penal code states that any two people of opposite sex who have sexual relations without being united by marriage shall be put to jail (Portant Approbation du Texte Du Code Pénal)....   [tags: Morocco, women, exclusion, social acceptance]
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Children of Working Mothers vs. Stay At Home Mothers and Their Effects - ... It might be a choice or a necessity such as requiring two incomes or maybe being the sole provider. Children with working mothers are usually taken to childcare in which they don’t receive one-on-one attention. This could have a substantial cognitive effects as the child grows up. There can also be behavioral effects in the child. There has been research in which cognitive differences between children who had working mothers and children who had stay at home mothers. Such research stated that effects of working mothers can have a negative effect that would be seen at the age of seven or eight....   [tags: childcare, norway, cash-for-care program] 1111 words
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Single Working Mothers - Single women that have a career and a family are bestowed life’s toughest challenge. Today, more than any other time in history, millions of women face the dilemma of single parenthood and a demanding career. They have the daunting task of juggling the responsibilities of parenthood and being the primary breadwinner. A successful single working mother makes handling a career and family appear effortless, but in reality much planning, organizing, and time management skills become the foundation that helps to hold the balancing act together....   [tags: Parenting ]
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Motherhood: Addicted Mothers - Methods This study investigated motherhood from substance addicted mothers’own perspective. The survey was conducted at an inpatient ward at a substance abuse clinic in Norway. To gain new insight about the participant`s life-world, a qualitative methodology is the best approach (Kvale, 2002). Data were collected using individual semi-structured in-depth interviews, in order to produce thick descriptions. A thick description is one that explains a human behavior in its context, so that the behavior becomes meaningful, also from an outsiders’ point of view....   [tags: mental health, substance abuse]
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What Mothers See - Mothers have a unique ability to see their daughters. They see them in a way no one else does. Often what a daughter perceives as her mother’s opinion is really not how she feels at all. The mothers in Joy Luck Club see more then what is on the surface of their daughters, they see inside them. As An-mei Hsu tells her daughter “A mother is best. A mother knows what is inside you” (Tan 188). The mothers in the Joy Luck Club want more for their daughters then the daughters realize. Ying-ying wants her daughter to have a more honest, less passive relationship then she had with her husband and she believes that Lena deserves it....   [tags: Literature Review] 894 words
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Teen Mothers Experiences - Most people think of pregnancy as being an exciting moment in life to experience the joy of parenthood. Parenthood is something that all committed married couples look forward to and hope for. This concept is usually thought of by adults that can manage to support a family and acquires a strong partnership with a lifetime companion. Commitment is one of the key concepts to successfully raising a child. However, this exciting news turns into a tragedy for an unexperienced teenager undergoing pregnancy....   [tags: teen mom, pregnancy, parenthood]
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Why Working Mothers are Bad for the Family - The sweet smell of candied sweet potatoes and honey ham fill the house. You are just finishing up dinner when your husband walks in the door, “Honey, I'm home!" You greet him with a warm smile, a clean home, and an after-work drink of scotch. You call the children from playing with neighbors in the backyard and they begin to get cleaned up for dinner. You then all proceed to sit around the dinner table enjoying each other’s company and you exchange stories of your day ; Jimmy got an A on his math test ; Mary has met a boy and will be going on a date tomorrow night to the Hop; there is going to be a church bazaar this Saturday....   [tags: Traditional Family Values]
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Herpes Simplex Virus in Mothers and Newborns - Herpes simplex virus infection in the neonate is a rare occurrence, but has serious consequences even with treatment of antiviral drugs (Malm, 2009). Herpes virus is transmitted from the mother to child most often through the birthing process as the neonate passes through an infected birth canal, although in utero and postnatal infections occur occasionally (Lawrence & Wald, 2009). According to many grouped studies, fifty percent of infants born vaginally to women experiencing their first infection contracted herpes virus compared to one percent of infants born vaginally to women experiencing a recurrent infection (Baker, 2005)....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Measuring Mecury Levels in Mothers and Newborns - Our study showed that 203 newborns (13%) and 176 mothers (11.2%) had mercury concentrations greater than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reference dose of 5.8 µg/lL (US EPA, 2007). However, there have arguments that this limit should be lowered to account for pharmacokinetic variability in cord: maternal ratio (Stern and Smith, 2003). The German Federal Environmental Agency set newly revised mercury reference values of 2.0μg/l for women (18-69 years) who at least consume fish ≤ 3 times per month (Wilhelm et al., 2004)....   [tags: Child Development] 845 words
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USAID Safe Mothers Program in Indonesia - SIAGA Campaigns Within Indonesia The US Agency for International Development also known as USAID implemented a campaign in 1998 into Indonesia in order to promote a 5-year safe motherhood program. This campaign involved the participation of not only USAID but the Indonesian government, the National Family Planning Coordinating Board, and several NGO’s. The campaign was labeled as the ‘Maternal and Neonatal Health Program (MNH)’. This program involved multiple campaigns including Warga SIAGA (Alert Citizen), Suami SIAGA (Alert Husband), Bidan SIAGA (Alert Midwife), and Desa SIAGA (Alert Village) to ensure that women live through pregnancy and childbirth to raise their children....   [tags: women, safe pregnancy]
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Mothers and Children Benefit from Breastfeeding - There are so many reasons to fear or be concerned about the tomorrows of our world, but if there were a solution to some of the health problems what would the choice be for most. Would it be to continue in the downward pattern of destruction or would it be something better to help all. In most cases many people state that training starts in the home and what, but a good way to start with none other than our children. So why not consider breast milk. Breastfeeding can start as soon as the child is born....   [tags: Parenting]
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Mothers That Work - The Effects of Working Mothers on their Children One mother expresses her personal experience and opinion on the effects of her employment on the children “I am happy to see support for the mom who wants to work outside of the home. By my children seeing me go to work, I am teaching them the values of hard work, commitment, and responsibility. I am also showing them that mothers and fathers share in all responsibilities of raising a family, financial and housework. There is no doubt in either my mind or my child’s that the first priority is each other....   [tags: essays research papers] 1271 words
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Stereotypes of Mothers - Stereotypes of Mothers Single mothers, young mothers, and mothers in general have stereotypes attached to them. When you walk into a store with your child, depending on which of those stereotypes you fall into, people treat you completely different from the way they would if you were without child. I have ventured out without my son and with him to get my own perspective on how sales people and the general public react to me; I have also observed how people react to other single mothers, married mothers and single people....   [tags: Motherhood Parenting Essays] 1079 words
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Mothers & Daughters - Mothers and daughters have been written about, criticized, publicized, condemned, and praised for a long time. As more and more material becomes available on mother-daughter relationships, it becomes apparent that being a mother and being a daughter means different things to different people depending on race, economics, social status and blood type. This paper will explore the meaning of being a mother and being a daughter by combining all of these independent variables. A definition of motherhood and daughterhood will be clearer, however, as experience will tell us, not everyone can be categorized, or even explained....   [tags: essays research papers] 1460 words
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A Mothers dream - A Mother's Dream For a lot children growing up, our mothers have been an complete part of what made us who we are. Mostly all good mothers want the best for their child and they are determine to do whatever it takes for them to get it. The central struggle in Amy Tan's story ‘‘Two Kinds' is a battle of wills between the narrator, a young Chinese-American girl, and her mother, a Chinese immigrant. "Two Kinds' is a coming-of-age story, in which the narrator, Jing-mei, struggles to forge her own sense of identity in the face of her strong-willed mother's dream that she become a "prodigy.' Suyuan, Jing-mei's mother, believes in the American Dream....   [tags: essays research papers] 639 words
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A Mothers Love - A gentle hand reaches out; arms cradle a new entry in this complex world. A simple gesture, yet one that will come to signify an infallible bond between two, the bond of a mother’s love. I knew early on that my life was not to follow the gentle streams and brooks of my choosing, yet was to go raging down the rivers of its own. I did not realize however, there was always to be a clearing in the turbulent waters, a hand extended to pull me out. Always reaching out, again and again I would grasp that same gentle hand that had pulled me up many a time before....   [tags: essays research papers] 1059 words
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Fragile Families - Fragile Families: Articles and How They Contribute to Family Policy This paper will review two articles pertaining to “fragile families” and assess how they help contribute to family policy. “Fragile families” are very pertinent to the core of family policy. In the 1990’s the term “fragile families” originated out of a need to describe families not fitting into the traditional married – unmarried couples with children (McLanahan, Garfinkel, Mincy, & Donahue, 2010). Over a 60 year period non-marital births of children increased significantly....   [tags: Article Review, Family Policy] 1668 words
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Issues Facing Blacks in Alice Walker's In Search of our Mother's Gardens - Issues Facing Blacks in Alice Walker's In Search of our Mother's Gardens In Alice Walker's book, In Search Of Our Mother's Gardens, she addresses many issues facing blacks in today's society. The two essays examined here, "The Black Writer and the Southern Experience" and "The Unglamorous But Worthwhile Duties Of the Black Revolutionary Artist Or Of the Black Writer Who Simply Works and Writes," concern themselves with the truth and beauty of being a black Southern writer and the role of the revolutionary black artist, respectively....   [tags: Search Our Mothers' Gardens] 972 words
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Love the Film, Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers - Since before I took this class I had always been attracted to movies or cooking shows. The way food is prepared and the passion that many of the chefs put into their delicious creations. Many of the recipes are part of the person’s culture and they continue to cook these recipes to commemorate an important part of their history. A good example of this is the film Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers, garlic being the center of every recipe but it’s of great importance to the different cultures that represented in this film....   [tags: cooking, chef, filming]
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How to Overcome Barriers to Working Out for New Mothers - There are many reasons that people don’t engage in a workout program. These reasons are what we may call “challenges” or barriers to working out. For many new moms, these challenges may seem too much at times, that they just simply decide to give up and abandon any plan of including a post pregnancy weight loss regimen in their postnatal lives. This happens, not just in Singapore, but the world over. With the reasons being universal, can the solutions also be applicable to all new moms, whether they reside in Singapore or not....   [tags: regimen, pounds, workout, fatigue] 600 words
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Mothers Against Drunk Driving - Mothers Against Drunk Driving In the year 2001 more then 800,000 injuries occurred in the United States from alcohol related accidents, while more than 40% of automobile crashes were due to the abuse of alcohol (MADD homepage). These overwhelming statistics are just a small piece of the very large puzzle that stuns the nation with deaths every year. For some people, these statistics are more than just phrases on paper they are words that are haunting reminders of the tragedies and losses they have experienced in their lifetime....   [tags: Alcohol Teenagers Papers, DUI]
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A Mothers Biggest Fair - A Mothers Biggest Fair One spring afternoon a mother met her greatest fear head-on. Crystal Beck and her three-year-old son Travis were shopping for a new spring and summer wardrobe at a local mall. The mall was very hectic for the middle of the afternoon and to make matters worse Crystal had forgotten her sons stroller at home after taking him for a walk earlier that day. She had told her inquisitive son to say by her side. After visiting a few stores Crystal began to notice that Travis was becoming very anxious....   [tags: Essays Papers] 951 words
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The Relationship Between Sleep Quality and Mothers With Postpartum Depression Compared To Mothers Without PPD - The study by Posmontier (2008) examines the relationship between sleep quality and mothers with postpartum depression (PPD) compared to mothers who do not have PPD. This research paper will review and critique various sections of the study. Study Question Postmontier (2008) clearly states two research questions along with what the researcher is looking to obtain from the data received. The first research question compares sleep quality between mothers with and without PPD. Posmontier (2008) is interested in four areas regarding sleep quality such as “waking up after sleep onset, sleep latency, sleep efficacy, and wake episodes” (p.729)....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Several Cases of Violence Against Children - There are a couple of things I see today which can lead to child abuse. First of all, we have an epidemic of babies having babies. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2012) babies born to teenagers are at risk for neglect and abuse because their young mothers are uncertain about their roles, and may be frustrated by the constant demands of caretaking. They also contend that babies born in the U.S. to teenage mothers are at risk for long-term problems in many major areas of life, including school failure, poverty, and physical or mental illness....   [tags: child abuse, young pregnancy, teen mother]
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Working Mothers - It is often said that, "Man's work ends at sun set. Women's work is never done." With sixty-three million women working and 62% of those women maintaining families, most women would this statement very true (AFL-CIO). While women are expanding their lives to include a career, they must also maintain their traditional roles at home. This combination of housework and career-work is the reason why working mothers today have more stress than working fathers. Mothers may work in an office from nine to five, but their work does not end at the office....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Russian Mothers - Mother Love-Nurturing or Torturing. In Pavlova's novel titled “A Double Life” a story is told about the relationship between mother and daughter. Throughout the novel we see examples of strict discipline and harsh living conditions for the daughter. One example that we see how serious the mother s about how to raise a daughter is by making some decision for the daughter. We constantly that the mothers in this novel will choose when they go to sleep,with whom they play with. It even goes to the distance of marriage....   [tags: essays research papers] 1011 words
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