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The Use of Fairy Tales in Sanders-Brahms' Film Germany Pale Mother

- The Use of Fairy Tales in Sanders-Brahms' Film Germany Pale Mother Perhaps one of the most haunting and compelling parts of Sanders-Brahms’ film Germany Pale Mother (1979) is the nearly twenty minute long telling of The Robber Bridegroom. The structual purpose of the sequence is a bridge between the marriage of Lene and Hans, who battles at the war’s front, and the decline of the marriage during the post-war period. Symbolically the fairy tale, called the “mad monstrosity in the middle of the film,” by Sanders Brahms (Kaes, 149), offers a diagetic forum for with which to deal with the crimes of Nazi Germany, as well a internally fictional parallel of Lene’s marriage....   [tags: Germany Pale Mother Movies Essays]

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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]

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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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True Heroes: My Version of the International Mt. Rushmore

- Mount Rushmore stands as a testament to the accomplishments of those it depicts. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln were carefully chosen to represent the good of the American people. If I were able to develop an international version of Mt. Rushmore, I would choose to create the four faces of Mother Teresa, Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela, and Winston Churchill, because of the versatility of their actions, nationality, and merit. To begin, Mother Teresa stands as a strong activist from India, who deserves recognition for her tremendous actions....   [tags: actions, nationality, merit, versality]

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A Comparison of Seamus Heaney's Poem Digging and The song of the old mother, by William Butler Yeats

- I have looked at the poem 'Digging' by Seamus Heaney. The poem is about the poet digging into his past and appears to be a modest poem. The "nicking and slicing neatly" that Heaney says in his poem can also apply to the crafting of a poem. Heaney seems unhappy and distanced from his farming family roots however he shows a good amount of admiration for farming men. Heaney shows the skill and dignity of labour. The expertise is rather admired than the strength and the technique is very precisely explained....   [tags: Digging, The song of the old mother]

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Subject of Family in Lessing’s Flight, Hughes’ Mother to Son, Kincaid's Girl and Adrienne Rich's Po

- Subject of Family in Lessing’s Flight, Hughes’ Mother to Son, Kincaid's Girl and Adrienne Rich's Poem, Merced Family as defined by Webster’s College Dictionary can be one of many different people. Family can be your parents, spouse, children, brother, sister, grandmother, uncle, any blood relative, or even people who are not blood related that share that common bond (Webster 475). My definition of family is similar to Webster’s, but I feel that there is more to it than just being a blood relative or close friend....   [tags: Hughes Mother to Son Essays]

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Amy Tan's Mother Tongue and Jimmy Santiago Baca's Coming Into Language

- Amy Tan's Mother Tongue and Jimmy Santiago Baca's Coming Into Language In the course of reading two separate texts it is generally possible to connect the two readings even if they do not necessarily seem to be trying to convey the same message. The two articles, “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, and “Coming Into Language” by Jimmy Santiago Baca, do have some very notable similarities. They are two articles from a section in a compilation about the construction of language. The fact that these two articles were put into this section makes it obvious that they will have some sort of connection....   [tags: Tan Baca Mother Tongue Language Essays]

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Doctors Of The Church

- ... Teresa had never seen these gifts as rewards to her from God but the way he disciplined her. The more love she endured the harder it became to offend God in any way. Teresa states, " The memory of the favor God has granted does more to bring such a person back to God then all the infernal punishments imaginable. " In April 1567, The General of the Carmelites, Giovanni Battista Rossi, made a visit to approve Teresa's work and command her to establish several convents with the nuns from the convent of the incarnation at Avila....   [tags: teresa avila, nun, god]

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The Mother Series: Mother 2 and 3

- The Mother series is a trilogy of rpgs, or role playing games, with very funny and quirky humor. They were created by Japanese celebrity Shigesato Itoi in 1989, 1995, and 2006, and they quickly became a cult classic in the U.S. The 1st and 3rd games were never released in America even though Mother 2 developed a massively devoted following. Some fans were so devoted that they spent two years on a translation patch, so every could enjoy the game in English. Some were disappointed by how different from Mother 2 it was, but others were just happy to at last be playing it....   [tags: role playing games]

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The Effect of a Mother

- The Effect of a Mother “A wise mother knows: It is her state of consciousness that matters. Her gentleness and clarity command respect. Her love creates security” (Vimala McClure). Mothers play an important roll in a child’s life; shaping how a child will view things in the world, their religious beliefs, he way how they set up their values in life and etc. Every individual life is shaped by personal relationships they have with others. Toni Morrison’s Sula, tells the story of a black community in the fictional town Medallion, Ohio, where two girls grow up together, Sula and Nel, are formed by the influence of race, gender and society....   [tags: Toni Morrison's Sula]

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Mother-Daughter Relationship and Mother Figure

- Edna O'Brien was born in County Clare in the 1930. As a young girl O'Brien would of been accustom to the rules of de Valera's 1937 constitution ‘which enshrined the family as the foundation of the nation and depended centrally on submissive domestic femininity.’ (Obert, Pg.284) women where not to work outside of there role as homemaker as they would then not be contributing to society in the way the constitution demanded. The mother daughter relationship is of significance in Edna O'Briens writting perhaps because of her own experiences of how the state repressed women (as mentioned above) but also religios factors and mythological....   [tags: sexuality, Ireland, feminity, women]

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What is a Mother?

- The definition of the word “mother” according to the dictionary is “a female parent,” (“Mother,” 2011) but the way society views a mother is more. A mother isn’t simply a woman who gave birth to a child, but a woman who can raise, comfort, and care for their child. A mother’s job changes depending on what social standing they are in and what time they live in. Because of the different social classes and time periods Daisy and Ma live in, their roles as the mother in the novels The Great Gatsby and The Grapes of Wrath greatly differ in their responsibility in their family, their treatment of their children, and their family morals, with Ma outshining Daisy as a true mother....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Race, Class and Gender through Family

- ... Prestige is defined as “an individual’s social recognition, esteem, and respect commanded from others.” It is evident that Teresa lacked respect from others who forced their own ethnicities upon her while ignoring her Mexican identity. Teresa’s mother by the name of Carmen would fall under the feminization of poverty, this refers to women who are single with a child. In Carmen’s case it is difficult to climb the ranks of the social class due to her lack of job experience. According to the Gilbert-Kahl model of Social class you can see that Teresa and her mother would most likely be in the underclass this is the lowest paid class and consists of manual labor and service workers....   [tags: Mary Romero's Life as the Maid's Daughter]

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Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler and Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children

- Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler and Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler and Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children present two strongly defined female heroines whose actions not only adversely affect the other characters’ lives but also suggest a fundamental problem with their societies. Both playwrights establish the macroscopic view of society’s ills in the microscopic, individual characters of Hedda and Mother Courage. Both characters have an indomitable magnetism that, on the one hand, allows them to control others but, on the other, causes them to make desperate choices that reflect a repressive society....   [tags: Ibsen Gabler Brecht Mother Courage Essays]

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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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A Caring Mother

- [1] Tillie Olsen’s “I stand Here Ironing” centers around two main characters: Emily and her mother. While Emily’s mother appears to be neglectful and at times selfish, upon further examination of her character, voice and appeal to the reader's pathos, the mother actually holds her daughter's well being above her own. The pair endure hardship throughout the text, but the mother always does the very best she can to raise her daughter, making every decision with Emily’s best interest as the central factor....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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A Mother's Tears

- The place was quiet...as quiet as it was cold. There were no fancy lights adorning the shabby little cabin, but newspapers and used cardboards sealed the cracks and holes that plagued its wooden walls. There was no laughter of merry family members sitting around a sumptuous meal celebrating the season. But in the dark and tiny kitchen stood an empty, scratch infested table that hadn't had the company of its masters since the summer that had just passed. Just beside the kitchen, in a room barely lit by a single light bulb that hung loosely from the ceiling, were two people quietly sitting on a bed....   [tags: Dialogue Essays]

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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]

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What is a Hero?

- Heroes What is a hero. How has the definition of heroism evolved in today’s society. When one thinks of a hero, does he think of batman or superman or does he think of the military men and women, or police officers and firefighters. The definition of hero, according to Merriam Webster, is a person who is admired for brave or great acts or fine qualities. People have different perceptions of who their heroes are. Who is to say which perception is right or wrong. Each person has his own personal idea of what a hero is....   [tags: Heroism, Evolved, Tday;s Society, Hero]

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The Benefits of Being a Working Mother

- The question of whether or not to stay home to raise children is one of the most debated issues of motherhood. Endless studies and tests have been perfomed, thousands of surveys have been distributed, and if one were looking for a personal opinion, they would have to look no further than the nearest mother to give them a biased look at raising children. But while the traditional views of mothers as housewives remain alive and well in some areas, the modern working mother has made a successful place for herself in our society, and continues to prove herself to be both a powerful mother and business professional....   [tags: Family Psychology ]

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The Cause and Effects of Surrogate Mother

- The main causes of women choose to be surrogate mothers are poverty and kind human being, and its result in physical and mental effects to the surrogate mother. II. Surrogacy is often done or committed is because of poverty. A. Effects of poverty 1. Hunger 2. Sickness B. Surrogacy is becoming a growing business. 1. Earn more money in order to overcome their hardship III. Surrogacy is being done by people. A. Help relative that could not reproduce offspring 1. Strengthen the bonds between family members B. Surrogate mother will feel delighted and happy after giving birth successfully 1. Bring a new life to this world 2. Emotional affected by original parents 3. Feel proud for doing somethi...   [tags: surrogacy, poverty, hunger, pregnancy]

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What is it like to be a ‘Mother Figure’?

- The play “Mother figure” is a contemporary play written in the 1960’s about what it’s like to be a mother. In the 1950’s women were valued only as a stay at home mother, their life was dedicated to the children until the 1960’s when people started to question if that is what mothers should be doing. Ayckbourn explores political issues about mothers in a comical way; he exaggerates the mother of the play, Lucy, to give a hidden message about the political views. He expresses his views that women shouldn’t just be for looking after the children but they should have their own lives....   [tags: Play Analysis, synopsis]

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Benefits of Being a Working Mother

- Men and women are working harder than ever to survive in today's tough economy. It's a big challenge for low and middle class families to survive. To meet growing demands, it's getting difficult for families to depend on one income. To contribute to family income, mothers are coming forward and joining the workforce. Working mothers are the one who takes care of the family and work outside the home. They may be a single mothers or married mothers. Working mothers usually work to support their family financially....   [tags: children, family income, economy]

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Relationship: Mother and Children in Literature

- Relationship: Mother and children In this world, there is a lot of relation exist, and relation basically depend on love, affection, care, respect, trust etc. Relation often lie between two or more people who have enough faith on each other; such as, relation between friend, relation between teacher, relation between classmates and such more, yet the best relationship is the relation between mother and children. It is because mother is the door for the children to enter this world. Therefore, it is the duty for children to appreciate their mother about things that she has done for them; and at the same time the mother can also raise their children with respect....   [tags: A Brief Life of Oscar Wao, Thw Wizard of Oz]

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Mean Mother with a Hurt Daughter

- Some mothers cannot be all that you want her to be, but she is a mother. Being the only daughter with four brothers of the family with a mean mother was a tough life. Teenage life was the hardest tough love having to hear her criticism tone of voice and what she has to say next from her cup full of emotions. She would not give any female support on problems when support was needed. Sometimes it is rare to see her happy, but mainly she gives out her stress, anxiety, and anger like whose fault would that be if it was not hers....   [tags: Parenting]

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The Teen Mother Stigma in Education

- In making decisions about how to educate children, the way we see young adults and what we come to believe about them has a major influence on the curricular and educational choices we make for them. This paper builds on an earlier analysis of how the term ‘teen mother’ is discursively used to mark girls as ‘other’ by examining the effects of the discourse on curriculum decisions and social policy, namely the separation of pregnant and mothering teens into alternative and/or supplemental programs....   [tags: teen pregnancy, ]

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Interview with My Mother and Uncle

- I interviewed my mother, Nancy Gibbs Jefferson and my uncle, Billy Ray Jefferson. I chose them because I believed them to have the most relevant information on our family’s history and heritage. I received a lot of information about my ancestors and where they originated from in the process. Before interviewing them, I knew very little about the history of my heritage and where my ancestors were born and when they moved to the United States from their home country. I learned than my ethno-cultural background is vast and varied....   [tags: family heritage]

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'Mother to Son' by Langston Huges

- Growing up and being raised by his grandmother, Langston Hughes drew from her wisdom and life struggles. His mother had moved from place to place as she tried to raise her son and maybe could not support him with the little money she may have received. His father had left after one year of marriage to his mother. His mother allowed her mother to raise him and help provide for his needs. In the poem, “Mother to Son”, this conversation may have occurred on one of her visits. He may have been at a low point in his life where people were telling him not to pursuit becoming a poet....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Social Media is Not the Mother of Narcissism

- Here’s a question, how often do you check your social media profile’s notification. Based on a research conducted, it is revealed that, Facebook users around the world logged into their account approximately 42,000 years of human time each day (Gutierrez, 2013). An article written by The New York Times stated that the current generations are becoming narcissistic and it is believed that social media are among the plausible factors that promotes it (Quenqua, 2013). However, how true can this statement be....   [tags: Social Networking Sites, Personality]

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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

- “In one study of 50 Western American mothers and 48 Chinese immigrant mothers, almost 70% of the Western mothers said either that ‘stressing academic success is not good for children’ or that ‘parents need to foster the idea that learning is fun.’ By contrast, roughly 0% of the Chinese mothers felt the same way. Instead, the vast majority of the Chinese mothers said that they believe their children can be ‘the best’ students, that ‘academic achievement reflects successful parenting,’ and that if children did not excel at school then there was ‘a problem’ and parents ‘were not doing their job.’ … Chinese parents spend approximately ten times as long every day drilling academic activities wit...   [tags: Academic Success, Children]

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Innocent: Confession of a Welfare Mother

- Innocent: Confessions of a welfare mother is a memoir that defies the stigma that comes along with welfare and poverty. It outlines the trials and tribulations of a single Caucasian mother and her ability to maintain her family. Forced to make pivotal decisions and keep the best interest of her family in mind, she must take welfare handouts to get through her financial struggles. This memoir is a way to highlight the obstacles it takes to keep a stable household and get by at the worst times in a single mothers life....   [tags: welfere, poverty, lifestyle]

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The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

- Representative Conyers once boasted, ‘“Rosa was a true giant of the civil rights movement. . . Her bravery, fortitude and perseverance in the face of discrimination served as the very touchstone of the civil rights movement”’ (Boyd, 2005 p. 43). Rosa Parks grew up during a time when the color of a person’s skin defined who they were and how they were treated. Parks had no intention of becoming the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” she was just an ordinary, common, every-day seamstress (Boyd, 2005 p....   [tags: rosa parks, civil rights, equal protection]

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The Birth of a New Mother

- It was the Spring of 1992 when I first became a father. I had met the love of my life, who was holding in her arms a little girl who weighed ten pounds. I didn’t bring this little girl to life, but I took her in as my own, I became her father by choice. It is not easy to call yourself a father, it is more than just a title. Since I decided to father this precious little girl the priorities in my life had to change. A year later my wife gave birth to another little girl who weighed seven pounds and nine ounces....   [tags: personal story and reflections]

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The Mother Tongue by Demetria Martinez

- Demetria Martínez’s Mother Tongue is divided into five sections and an epilogue. The first three parts of the text present Mary/ María’s, the narrator, recollection of the time when she was nineteen and met José Luis, a refuge from El Salvador, for the first time. The forth and fifth parts, chronologically, go back to her tragic experience when she was seven years old and then her trip to El Salvador with her son, the fruit of her romance with José Luis, twenty years after she met José Luis. And finally the epilogue consists a letter from José Luis to Mary/ María after her trip to El Salvador....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Bond Between Mother and Child

- Lance Armstrong grew up without his father along with Bill Clinton, Gene Simmons, and Barack Obama. These men are political, economic, and admirable figures all over the world. They show leadership and confidence. These single parents taught their children routines, discipline, and authority. Raising a child with proper care and emotional connection is extremely hard to do when dealing with equal rights among parents. A mother or a father should not co parent if it could harm their child’s present being or future being....   [tags: equal rights, attachment]

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Mother Tongue by Amy Tan

- Identity and Culture Amy Tan’s ,“Mother Tongue” and Maxine Kingston’s essay, “No Name Woman” represent a balance in cultures when obtaining an identity in American culture.  As first generation Chinese-Americans both Tan and Kingston faced many obstacles. Obstacles in language and appearance while balancing two cultures. Overcoming these obstacles that were faced and preserving heritage both women gained an identity as a successful American. In the work of Amy Tan’s “Mother’s Tongue” she provides a look into how she adapted her language to assimilate into American culture....   [tags: identity, culture, women]

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The Bean Trees Mother Figures

- ... “You’re acting like it’s a lost cause and that I am telling you to do something stupid. All I’m saying is, there’s got to be some way around them taking her, and you’re not even trying to think of it,” (Kingsolver 235). Lou Ann was motivating Taylor to get up and find a way to legally adopt Turtle. She was acting as a mother figure to both Turtle and Taylor by motivation. She was also showing fear of loosing Turtle. Lou Ann was seen helping Taylor take care of Turtle multiple times, and this care was followed by love....   [tags: Barbara Kingsolver, story & character analysis]

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New Woman: A Failed Mother

- Dracula functions as a way to invert sexual identity of the novel through the use of vivid imagery. Through this Bram Stoker not only breaks the walls of gender barriers, but also perverts the image of an archetype mother to create a fear from the New Woman. He exposes failed motherhood through; three female vampires who sexually consume their child, Lucy who feeds off her children, and Count Dracula who taints the image of a mother perpetually to signify the dangers that a “New Woman” can bring to the society....   [tags: dracula functions, gender barriers]

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The Non-Abusive Parent: The Mother

- There is some evidence that child sexual abuse has been decreasing over the past few years; however, this does not mean the effects are any less traumatic for the victim or his or her non-abusive parent (Martinez, 2009, p. 1). It is estimated that between 12% and 35% of females as well as 4% and 9% of males are child sexual abuse victims. That is roughly 1 in 6 females and 1 in 12 males are sexually abused in childhood (Martinez, 2009, p. 1). While much of the focused research is on the child victim, and rightfully so, there remains another much less talked about victim: the non-abusive parent....   [tags: guilt, society, crimes, partner]

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Hostess, Peace Weaver, and Mother

- Within the pages of the well-known epic poem are many extraordinary and warring narratives of the Middle Ages. Beowulf is important because it is one of the most ancient European epics written in the vernacular, or native tongue. The seemingly super natural heroes of this exciting and famous writing have a great impact on the typical roles of their women. As declared through out the many lines of the astonishing poem, the women have many purposes and serve a variety of roles. Wealhtheow, Hygd, Hildeburh, Freawaru, and Grendel’s Mother give examples of the historical roles that are expected of the women of this ancient time....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Differences Between Flora and Mother

- There is an infinite number of personalities and the best art works portray them vividly and truthfully. Some people are practical, while others are more abstract. In the comedic novels about family life, Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons (1932) and Chicken Every Sunday: My Life with Mother's Boarders by Rosemary Taylor (1943), the practical characters are in the forefront. While representing different life phases due to their age difference, Gibbons's main character Flora Poste is quite similar in her life views and actions to Taylor's Mother....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Concept of Infant-Mother Attachment

- ... Plus, it will lead to a life-long disability as a struggling adult. The emotional development (or lack of) alone can be very detrimental when the adult child is seeking friends and eventually an intimate relationship. For a child that has developed a secure infant-mother attachment the child is confident, less aggressive, more interested in exploration and able to problem solve (Diessner, 2008). The Ainsworth article refers that if several caregivers are involved, and the attachment to the mother is weak or strained, the child may show favoritism towards one, but there is still a special type of bond with the birth mother....   [tags: exploration, confidence, relationship, anxiety]

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the importance of mother-infant attachment

- Dr. Sigmund Freud thought the experiences in the first five years were the most critical for the development of personality. It is where it all begins. We all go through stresses in life but it is the well-developed adult that is able to handle stress and how they handle it. It all starts with attachment between the caregiver and the infant. The emotional bond that forms between an infant and a primary caregiver is called attachment. Bonding is a continuation of the relationship that began during pregnancy....   [tags: Child Development, Emotional Health]

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My Mother Is a Fish

- Death is most commonly portrayed as the end of life, or for the sake of depth, a permanent termination of all vital functions. This appears to be a fairly simple concept and, whether or not they understand it, people eventually accept it because it is inevitable. Humans find it difficult to define death; especially when it is so closely associated with life as well. Some define death as the moment when life concludes, while others define it as when the condition that follows life begins. In William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, Vardaman Bundren has a intriguing, yet misconceived, viewpoint of death that is demonstrated when he equates his mother’s death with that of a fish, assumes that she sti...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Mother Tongue by Amy Tan

- English is an invisible gate. Immigrants are the outsiders. And native speakers are the gatekeepers. Whether the gate is wide open to welcome the broken English speakers depends on their perceptions. Sadly, most of the times, the gate is shut tight, like the case of Tan’s mother as she discusses in her essay, "the mother tongue." People treat her mother with attitudes because of her improper English before they get to know her. Tan sympathizes for her mother as well as other immigrants. Tan, once embarrassed by her mother, now begins her writing journal through a brand-new kaleidoscope....   [tags: broken english, native english speakers]

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The Mother, by Grazia Deledda

- There is perhaps no greater joy in life than finding one’s soul mate. Once found, there is possibly no greater torment than being forced to live without them. This is the conflict that Paul faces from the moment he falls in love with Agnes. His devotion to the church and ultimately God are thrown into the cross hairs with the only possible outcome being one of agonizing humiliation. Grazia Deledda’s The Mother presents the classic dilemma of having to choose between what is morally right and being true to one’s own heart....   [tags: Struggle, Deciding, Morals, Love]

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A Mother's Struggle for Normalcy

- Everyone, around the world, has their own general idea of shunning. Whether a person thinks an individual should be shunned for something as small as spreading a rumor or as large committing murder, being shunned occurs daily. Some well-known people who have been shunned include Charles Manson, Bill Clinton, OJ Simpson, Chris Brown, Kanye West, and most recently Tiger Woods. Society shuns them for murders, lies, affairs, and abuse. One of the most well-known of those shunned is Hester Prynne. She is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s character in The Scarlet Letter....   [tags: Celebrity]

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Caring For a New Mother

- C.E is a 23 year old Hispanic female who came to the Hospital on April 12th at eight pm for the reason that she was experiencing contractions at less than ten minutes apart as a result of pregnancy, she reported her pain at 8/10 patients vitals were taken upon admission, her blood pressure was elevated 132/84, patients effacement was at 50% upon admission C.E is a gravida 1, para 1(G:1/P:1), her last menstrual period was on 7/5/13 When C.E came to the hospital her fundal height was 39cm and her estimated date of confinement was 4/12/2014....   [tags: Nursing Essays]

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My Mother is My Hero

- According to the Oxford Dictionary (2003), hero is defined as “person admired for bravery or other good qualities.” People usually refer heroes to well-known individuals that have particular features and outstanding achievements that distinguish them from ordinary people. In my case, my hero is not someone who is renowned in the world, but is significant to me personally. Moreover, she is someone who influences me the most. My mother is my hero. My mother was born in a small city named Tanjung Balai in North Sumatera....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Lupa Romana Mother of Rome

- According to legend, Romulus and Remus were twins born of the god Jupiter and a vestal virgin princess, Rhea Silvia. Rhea Silvia was the daughter of King Numitor. Numitor's brother, Amulius, took the throne from him. When Princess Rhea gave birth to the boys, Amulius ordered them to be killed but their mother put them into a basket and set them into the River Tiber, in hopes that they would survive. The boys were rescued by a she-wolf who cared for them. Shortly after, the she-wolf began to care for them a shepherd named, Faustulus, found them and took them home to raise as his own children....   [tags: Art History]

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The Primate Mother-Infant Bond

- The mother-infant bond is the familiarity and attachment a mother forms with her offspring. These helpless babies are reliant on their mother’s nurture for survival. This dependence reaches farther than a physiological need. Infants rely on their mothers for a wide variety of demands. The mother-infant bond is critical to maximizing the fitness of each individual, as well as the growth of the species. In 1976 Marshall H. Klaus and John H. Kennell came out with a book called “Parent Infant Bonding”....   [tags: Early Emotional Ties]

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Mother and Child Nutrition

- Mother and child nutrition encompasses a vast array of meanings, depending on the country a mother resides. In sum, the goal is to get a mother and her child to an optimum state of health and nutrition to combat illnesses, sicknesses, and deficiencies that can arise and put the mother and child at risk pre, during, or post pregnancy. Unfortunately, many developing countries lack the ability to provide quality care to its citizens and Jamaica is no exception. In Jamaica, common deficiencies are associated with mother and child nutrition, such as anemia, vitamin A deficiency, and iodine deficiency10.These deficiencies can also effect a mother before she has conceived and after her child has be...   [tags: IDA, WHO, MDG]

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Catholic Church: Mother Angelica

- ... Mother Angelica helped in the founding of a monastery in Alabama, Our Lady of the Angles Monastery, and also a monastery in Ohio, the Sancta Clara Monastery (“Mother Angelica Awarded Top Honor by Pope Benedict XVI”) (“Mother Angelica”). Also, Mother Angelica should be inducted to the Television Hall of Fame because of her hard work and because others respect and admire her. Even though she did not know very much about television she worked hard to build her show. Mother Angelica did not have much experience with radio and television prior to starting her show; she only had a high school diploma (McCloskey)....   [tags: religious freedom, television]

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My Mother and I

- My mother was born on April 11, 1970 the last of ten children; her mother was in and out of her life all during her adolescent years, as she struggled with drug addiction and prostitution. My mother lost both of her parents at age fifteen and had me when she was sixteen. She married at sixteen since my father was much older than her it was required otherwise; he would have gone to jail. The relationship that I want to talk about in this essay is the one of my mothers and mine. My mother struggled to raise me, we grew up together, since she was only a child herself when she had me, and most certainly had no portrayal of what a parent should be....   [tags: personal narrative]

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A Mother's Post-Partum Depression

- Numerous studies have been conducted that indicate mothers with depression prior to birth and after birth can affect infant development. These include cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional aspects. This paper will be examining two articles with similar methodologies and various responses displayed in the participants. Both articles take on similar approaches; however, one article examines how less-competent mothers with depression, negatively influences child behavior and the latter takes on the approach that maternal depression is a psychological response to economic pressures leading to negative responses to a child (Newland, Crnic, Cox & Mills-Koonce, 2013, p....   [tags: childbirth, economic, emotions]

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My Mother, My Superhero

- Growing up, we are all faced with images of Superheroes. Spiderman, Superman, and my personal favorite, Dash from the Incredibles. A superhero is described by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary online as “: a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers; also : an exceptionally skillful or successful person”. I can say that I have met a real life superwoman. She changed my life and taught me such an impactful message that I decided to share with you.. Born to a teen mother, this superhero in the making faced challenges from the day she was born....   [tags: Commencement Address]

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Analysis of 'Night, mother'

- Everyone has a different perception of life. Perhaps the norm says we always choose life; social mores and traditions in western culture suggest that there really are no choices in this regard. We all have our obstacles that we face during the time we spend on this earth and are also faced with live changing decisions. In ‘night, Mother, it’s indicated Jessie Cates had struggled throughout her life with depression, seizures, memory loss, abandonment, a forced marriage and a controlling mother. She knew no other world, enslaved to these conditions of her existence and base of familiarity....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Your Mother's Wedding Dress

- It is all wrong. For all the beauty this custom made piece is, by your dearest friend, this is one thought you cannot banish for what is to be the happiest day of your life. Because it is all wrong. Every logical part of you knows that. This isn’t how it was supposed to be. You’re not wearing the dress you always thought you would. The one you had always dreamt of. Right from your childhood to your early adulthood, you’d sneak to peek inside mother’s closet at the piece. You’d stare for hours, taking in the exquisite meshes of lace and silk....   [tags: personal narrative]

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My Mother's Paramount Influence

- My mom was the most sensible and beautiful person I have ever known. She was a statuesque woman with gorgeous, raven- black hair which perfectly bordered her oval shaped face. Her skin resembled that of a porcelain doll, and her voice was like that of an angel. Her perfectly formed, thin, pink lips often spoke of love and motivation. Her strong hands were testimony of the hard work and dedication that she always put forth to keep the farm and family going. Performing above and beyond with every task was how she lived her life; nothing was too small to be done right....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Medea: A Loving Mother

- The Greek playwright, Euripides, is considered one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens. His individuality is attributed to the way he “pushes to the limits of what an audience can stand” . His masterpiece Medea , a fascinating classic centered on the Greek goddess Medea, is a prime example of his eccentricity. This piece was unpopular during the time of its release since it defied the commons themes of tragedies during the 430s B.C.E.; it, instead, introduced a nihilistic and disturbing drama focused on women, slaves and persons from the lower class....   [tags: greek playwright, Euripides, tragedians]

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Mother Nature's Devastating Destruction

- 1. Introduction Katrina, Charley, Nina, Sandy and Yasi these are some names that will leave the hearts and minds of those devastated by Mother Nature’s sheer power of destruction. According to Lakshmi Kantha, “Hurricanes, more appropriately tropical cyclones, have the potential to be highly destructive to coastal structures, habitats and communities” [1]. The European Wind Energy Association have intensions of installing offshore wind farms with 40 GW rating by 2020 and 150 GW rating by 2030[2]....   [tags: wind, turbines, hurricanes]

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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]

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My Mother

- What can one say about their mother. One may talk about her positive and negative characteristics. There are so many great traits I love and admire about my mom, that it would be difficult and unfair to write about just one. Being strong, generous and optimistic are all some great personality traits, which my mother possesses. Ever since I can remember, my mother has been a strong individual. She raised my brother and I financially, emotionally, physically and spiritually by herself. My mom gave her all, by that I mean, she worked two jobs to make sure her children ate properly and that they had the essential amenities to grow happily and successfully....   [tags: Personal Relationships]

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The Revolt Of Mother

- In “The Revolt of Mother,” written by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, along with the narrator, we can experience how human beings communicate. Time and setting are the most important definitions of a person’s life. A person cannot change the time he lives in. He lives in the present, the past, or the future. However, his place in location, he is able to choose himself. If a person lives in a city, on a farm, in the mountains, or by the ocean—this can define the nature of his daily activities and even his character....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Mother

- From a distance, my mother appears to be an ordinary round woman with an irritable attitude. In public, she projects an image of high maintenance with power and control. When in her usual indecipherable mood, she wears a refined expression as she puts on a pout that reveals her plump cheeks. When we go out, she makes sure that she always has make-up on and a fashionable bag in hand. Sometimes, she'd take a good look at me and say, "You should put on some lipstick and eyeliner. You look dead!" She knows what she wants and how to get it, she speaks with authority when addressing anyone from the lady at the cash register to the waiter at any restaurant....   [tags: Essay About My Family, Personal Narrative]

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My Mother

- The Google definition of the word mom is “one's mother…. In my paper I’m going to discuss my relationship with one of the biggest role models In my life, and although she may be unrelated to me, and I may refer to her to other as my step-mom to others, to me she far exceeds the stupid Google definition to what any mom should be. I was like most children seem to be, once a member of a loving family of a dad, a “mom” a sister and myself. But just like half of marriages in the United States and Canada my parents got divorced (McCornack Pg.326)....   [tags: My Family Essays]

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Love from Mother Figures in The "Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd and Romeo and Juliet

- In literature, young characters need mother figures to rely on to achieve their love needs. If they were ever separated from their mothers, characters would need to search for love somewhere else. In the novel, The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, Lily loses her mother at a young age, and as a result, she looks to the Boatwright sisters for love and support. Similarly, in William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, Lady Capulet is not close to her daughter. Rather than helping Juliet and caring for her, Lady Capulet pushes Juliet toward the Nurse unintentionally....   [tags: Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd, mothers, Romeo]

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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]

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Mother Cabrini Bibliography

- Frances Cabrini was born in July 15, 1850 to Agostino Cabrini and Stella Oldini in Sant’Angelo Lodigiano, Lombardi, Italy. She was one of eleven children born to the Cabrini family and one of the only four children that survived past adolescence. She was born two months premature and was small and weak as a child. These factors, as well as the strong faith of her parents, would have an impact on the rest of her life, mission, and works. Agostino Cabrini, her father, often read Propagation of the Faith to her and the rest of the family....   [tags: nuns, missionary, sacred heart]

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Over-Doing Surrogate Mother

- There are many women who are not able to carry children or birth them. The good thing about this that there are other women that can carry them babies for them until birth. This is a relationship in which one woman bears and gives birth to a child for a person or a couple who then adopts or takes legal custody of the children; also called mothering by proxy. In surrogate motherhood, one woman acts as a surrogate, or replacement, mother for another woman, sometimes called the intended mother, who either cannot produce fertile eggs or cannot carry a pregnancy through to birth, or term....   [tags: babies, relationship, birth]

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Mother(land) Knows Best

- The decadent and delicious peanut butter and chocolate covered cake that defines my childhood in Philadelphia remains now a faint memory now that I have entered the state of Georgia. While Tastykakes is a regional treat that can be found in every Pennsylvania grocery store and gas station, the Coca-Cola logo stands as a world wide symbol recognized in Egypt, France and almost in every country. Globalization and the exposure to other country’s goods can influence the culture of the native land. Martin Espada’s poem “Coca-Cola and Coco Frio” demonstrates the idea of two cultures coming together....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Roles of Mother and Father within Society

- Essay Question 1: Western researchers and academics like to believe that there is a mostly consistent definition of the roles of mother and father within societies. This gives an easy set of touchstones for them to draw comparisons when they are studying different cultures’ ways of parenting, or when they are studying different social and cultural effects that they believe can be tied to alternative parenting roles. While it may be an accurate assumption that cultures have a mostly-consistent set of roles for mother and father, the degree of consistency of that role among individual parents has weakened over the past few decades....   [tags: gender roles, sociological analysis]

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Mother Tongue Interlanguage

- It is an obvious notion that millions of people around the world can speak more than one language than their native tongue language. While some speakers are able to achieve a proficient fluency in their second target language (L2), others cannot do so. In more recent years, researcher’s level of interest has dramatically increased into why language learners have a problem being fluent in their second target language. They have suggested that there is a process in which one language can be interfere in a certain way that can affect the second language being learned....   [tags: second language acquisition]

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The Harm Abortion Causes to the Pregnant Mother

- Many individuals’ envision abortions in a negative light, when in fact, abortions is certain cases may be necessary to save the life of the mother. This emotional surgery may be hard for the mother to cope with, but may be life saving for the mother. Age limits should be placed on all abortions clinics throughout the United States. Abortion can be a costly surgery, have an emotional strain o the mother and cause harm to the young female’s body. Abortion can be devastating, but if it is the string between life and death, it should be put into play unless the mother says otherwise....   [tags: pregnancy, unborn child, surgery]

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A Courageous Mother Who Crossed the Border

- When I wake up in the morning and see my mother, I find every characteristic of a perfect woman in her. She is a strong willed, confident, and attractive woman. She has wavy, black hair and dark brown eyes. Her face has a slightly rectangular oval, which makes her look both gentle and strong. She has high, arching eyebrows and a slightly turned up nose. Her chin is smooth and luminous. She is not tall, about five feet, but she is slim and graceful. My mother is an outspoken woman. In her tiny appearance lies an extraordinary fortitude story....   [tags: Mexican, Immigration, Illegal]

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Not The Furniture Game and Mother, by Simon Armitage

- Simon Armitage uses metaphor in many different ways in Not The Furniture Game and Mother.... He uses them to describe and build up characters, in most cases; he doesn’t use much narrative and instead uses metaphor to help you build up your own story, so the interpretation varies and creates a much larger story from such a small poem. Armitage uses metaphors as a simple listed comparison as well as an extended metaphor which continues throughout the whole poem. These lead to a strange structure as it is unrhymed....   [tags: Metaphor, Literary Analysis]

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My Other Mother

- “Dear Cheryl, he is yours for now. Take good care of this wonderful boon while I’m gone serving for the country. Thanks. – Your cousin, Ronald. [PS: All of his stuff like diapers, and baby powder, is in this big bag beside Paul’s basket.”] This was the note attached to the basket where the baby, Paul was peacefully sleeping. Cheryl is a 23-year old slacker, who cares for nothing but partying on any given night with friends, and also works at a photography shop part-time .She is also the only living relative of Ronald in the city....   [tags: short story]

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HIV Transmitted from Mother to Child

- All over the world, innocent children are dying from Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Although it is most commonly known as a sexually transmitted disease, HIV can be transmitted from mother to child as well. HIV is a virus which attacks the T cells or CD4 cells, which are white blood cells required by the body to fight infections and diseases (Piot and Quinn). HIV uses these cells to make copies of itself and then destroys them. Over time, HIV attacks so many T cells that the body does not have the ability to fight infections and diseases....   [tags: sexually transmitted diseases and unborn children]

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The Miseducation of the Teenage Mother and Intergenerational Pregnancies

- The Miseducation of the Teenage Mother and Intergenerational Pregnancies Background The past two decades have shown a decline in adolescent pregnancy but today, the United States continues to hold the number one position for highest adolescent pregnancy rates among developed countries.1 Research has found that about two in every five teenage girls become pregnant before the age of twenty years old.2 The recurrence of early childhood bearing now reaches up to 900,000 pregnancies each year in the United States.1 The various factors associated with high prevalence of teenage motherhood can be seen among communities affected by low socioeconomic status, a lack of education, and more intere...   [tags: adolescent pregnancy, motherhood]

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