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Who Is Responsible For Unwed Fatherhood?

- Who Is Responsible for Unwed Fatherhood . In Doing the Best I Can, Kathryn Edin and Timothy J. Nelson interview more than one hundred unwed working-class fathers and conclude much information about unwed fatherhood. Detailed and honest answers from these fathers explain how and why unplanned pregnancy happens and what fatherhood means to them. More than one third of interviewees say they are semi-planner of pregnancy, which means they plan to have babies but do not specifically schedule it(54)....   [tags: Mother, Family, Parent, Father]

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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]

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Prison, Foster Care, And The Systematic Punishment Of Black Mothers

- Roberts, Dorothy. E. 2012. “Prison, Foster Care, and the Systematic Punishment of Black Mothers (Overpoliced and Underprotected: Women, Race, and Criminalization).” UCLA Law Review. 59:6, 1474-1500. Dorothy E. Roberts exclusively focuses on how single black, unwed mothers are criminalized by the justice system and thrown into jail for petty and non-criminal actions. Unfortunately, these injustices are deemed justifiable by the courts and the state, and therefore the rate of incarcerated black mothers has skyrocketed....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Black people, Feminism]

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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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The Stay At Home Mothers

- “The Stay at Home Mothers” Anita Renfroe wrote these catchy words for the song “Momisms”, sung to the familiar tune of the William Tell Overture. Her words best describe a typical day of mayhem through the eyes of a mother. Mothers who stay at home know that at times, their lives can be discombobulating. Despite the chaos, stay-at-home mothers get the tremendous responsibility of only having one chance of raising their children in such a way that makes a difference in their children’s lives and in society....   [tags: Family, Mother, Mother, Mothers]

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Research Article, Mothers And Mothers

- The study on the research article, Mothers and Mothers-in-law, compares the daughters’ relationship with their mothers and mothers-in-law; transitioning into parenthood, using family case studies. There were thirty-three young adult daughters, thirty mothers, and twenty-four mothers-in-law interviewed. Quantitative questionnaires were given to the daughters, their husbands, mothers, and mothers in-law. The daughters came from three small towns from western Massachusetts. Twenty-one of the daughters had children and twelve were without children....   [tags: Mother, Family, Symmetry]

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The Emotional Involvement Of Mothers And Their Impact On Your Life

- As we begin to mature, we realize that the way we speak, act, and interact all stems from one place. In our life, our mothers play one of the leading roles in making us into the strong independent people that society needs. This topic is a great one of focus in the pieces of literatures that we have read and analyzed. It is clearly shown in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and the narrative A Visit to Grandmother by William Melvin Kelley. These topics both help show the emotional involvement that one’s own mother brings to their life....   [tags: Mother, Family, Novel, Mothers]

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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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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, ]

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The Joy Luck Club ( Wang, 1993 ) And The Story Of Mothers And Daughters

- The films The Joy Luck Club (Wang, 1993) and The Story of Mothers and Daughters (Weimberg, 2010) portray various types of the mother daughter relationship. Through these mother and daughter relationships, both films focus on the tension and love in the older years of the daughters lives’ but The Story of Mothers and Daughters focus on the all of the stages of life. The documentary, The Story of Mothers and Daughters shows the different stages in the mother and daughter relationship between various dyads....   [tags: Family, Mother, Mothers, 2003 in film]

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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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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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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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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]

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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]

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Single Mothers : Single Mother

- Single Mothers Reflection Being a single mother is a challenge, but is it an advantage or disadvantage. Since a few years ago the number of single mothers has been increasing rapidly. According to the Census Bureau of the United States, between 1985 and 2015 the number of single mothers increased by 10 million, but considering the total amount of families with children younger than 18 years old single mother households represent the 30 percent of them (Sandberg 122). It is clear that being a single mother should no longer be seen as something negative....   [tags: United States, Law, Mother, Abuse]

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Mothers : Mothers And Mothers

- When expectant mothers are getting close to giving birth, one thing they try to wrap around their mind is what birthing option to do. It can be a tough decision for some mothers on how and where they plan to give birth. Mothers can choose from giving birth at a hospital, giving birth at home, or even giving birth at a birthing center. A question that also comes to mind is how mothers want to give birth from a medicated birth, C-section or a natural birth. There are some different options on how mothers want to go through with their birth....   [tags: Childbirth, Obstetrics, Midwifery, Doula]

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Working Mothers Versus Stay At Home Mothers

- Many women ponder whether staying home with their children after childbirth is the best decision. Also, there are other women who believe it is in the child’s best interest if the parents are working full-time while someone else is tending to their every need. The ultimate decision will vary depending on the situation, especially financially; of the mother or parents at the time they conceive their child. The debate of working mothers versus stay-at-home mothers has been a topic which many people have different views about....   [tags: Family, Mother, Parent, Woman]

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`` Salvation ' By Langston Hughes And ' Mothers '

- Everyone has them, people that raised them from when they were born, in most cases a mother and father. The memoir ‘’Salvation’’ by Langston Hughes and the essay ‘’Mothers’’ by Anna Quindlen awakened me to explore my relationship with my own parents. ‘’Salvation’’ gave me this over powering feeling that I knew exactly how young Langston felt sitting in that pew. I felt that I could also, to an extent, connect with the narrator in ‘’Mothers.’’ ‘’Salvation’’ and ‘’Mothers’’ both created emotional reactions from me; while ‘’Salvation’’ aroused feelings of vulnerability, ‘’Mothers’’ exposed questions about my parents....   [tags: Mother, Family, Parent, Father]

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How Important Are Mothers And Their Children?

- How important are mothers to their child. Is one of the main question that P&G rose in their Olympic ad “Thank You, Mom.” In P&G’s “Thank You Mom” ad, P&G uses Olympians and Olympians’ mothers as a synecdoche to represent society’s need for a strong, supportive, and believing mother to help guide children throughout their coming of age no matter where they live in the world. The ad starts by showing four different families, from China, Brazil, United States, and England but focuses on the mom and their young children....   [tags: Debut albums, Mother, Childhood, Family]

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Mothers Can Be Very Influential

- Mothers can be very influential in the life of any. When people think of what they have learned from their mother some might think of simple tasks like how to walk and talk as children, or kick their first soccer ball. Others may say their mother has taught them to be patient, kind, and considerate of others. A mother could also teach their child how to bake cookies that taste and smell delightful. In my life, I have learned the most from my mother. My mom is always supporting me, no matter what activities I am involved with....   [tags: Family, Mother]

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Mothers And Daughters, By Kristin Hannah

- Noted author Kristin Hannah wrote this statement about mothers in one of her books, “As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.” This quote identifies my mother and the connection that we had with one another. As I look back over my life, I realize that my mother taught me many lessons including the importance of kindness, independence, and what really matters in life....   [tags: Family, Mother, English-language films]

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Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

- The idea of providing the upmost success to a child varies depending on the parent. For example, a parent can raise a child to become a young prodigy in his or her grade school and continue to become a success over a period of strenuous work which would cause anxiety and stress to both the parent and child. While another parent could let the child independently work their way to success. It’s less stressful but, not as successful compared to the parent who forcefully works their child to the limit....   [tags: Parent, Mother, Parenting, Suicide]

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Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

- Social Intellectuals “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” is a segment of the novel Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua, author and professor at Yale Law School. “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” was printed on the Wall Street Journal and caused a great deal of controversy. When mentioning “Chinese mothers” Chua refers to mothers who are remarkably strict in the way that they raise their children; regarding their academics and extracurricular activities. Contrastingly she also refers to “Western parents” who Chua believes are greatly more lenient with the way that they raise their children....   [tags: Mother, Parent, Yale Law School, Parenting]

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Mothers Care For The Children

- We all experience life differently and we never have two of the same outcomes. All over the world you may never realize how someone else is born, raised, and cared for. No two mothers care for the children the same and this causes many different outcomes with the human race. Today I’m going to compare four different babies and how they were brought into this world. Ranging from one side of the earth to the other you will see how drastically different these children are and also how similar they may be as well....   [tags: Family, Mother, Infant, United States]

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Women 's View On Mothers

- Mothers are important in the development of the child as the absence of motherly love can greatly impact how the child may evolve. How women are portrayed or represented in literature can considerably reveal about the society’s view on mothers. In Shakespeare’s play King Lear, the maternal figure is notably absent. However, whenever mothers, or females in general, are mentioned, they are often presented in a negative light and portrayed as being completely powerless, compared to the male power and authority present in the play....   [tags: Mother, Gender, Gender role, King Lear]

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Breastfeeding For Mothers And Mothers

- There are a number of tough decisions expectant parents must face during the nine months before their new baby arrives. One of the most difficult choices is surely whether to breastfeed or formula feed their child. Many new mothers think breastfeeding is too demanding, time consuming, and will leave the mother unable to feed her child in public. Another problem a new mother may encounter is the worry that her supply of milk is not enough to satisfy the child. Some parents question the benefits of breastfeeding and believe that formula feeding is just as beneficial towards their child’s overall health and wellbeing....   [tags: Breastfeeding, Breast milk, Milk, Lactation]

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A Trend Analysis On The Decrease Of Working Mothers

- A Trend Analysis on the Decrease of Working Mothers A “typical mother” starts her day around 6:00 a.m., when she gets out of bed. She tends to her children doing things like making school lunches, feeding breakfast, then also making breakfast and helping her husband along with their kids getting out the door. Then when the kids are gone she tends to a normal day, cleaning up after the house hold, cleaning the home, running the arens, doing laundry, along with possibly caring for her toddler son then starting supper just in time for her kids and her husband to come home....   [tags: Family, Mother, Employment, Household]

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Review Of ' Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior '

- Essay 3 All parents raise their children differently, using various methods they probably learned from their own parents. Parents like Amy Chua raise their children with tough love, discipline, and a multitude of rules, coining the name "tiger mom." Chua views her parenting technique as supreme, but it is highly controversial to the public and it brings up many questions of the effect it will have on her children 's ' future. In Chua 's "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior," she emphasizes that Western parenting is not strict enough which cause children to grow up being disrespectful and less achieving than children brought up by tiger moms....   [tags: Childhood, Parent, Parenting styles, Mother]

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My Mothers Secret Byj.l Witterick

- The well written novel My Mothers Secret By J.L Witterick is one of the best novels I have read in quite a while. The message being told is so powerful. The setting of the story is being told during the Holocaust’s dark times. The characters in the story are brave individuals that went out of their way to help others to survive. For instance, Helena, a young hard working lady with limited education and her mother, Franciszka have to make a rough decision that could land them six feet underground....   [tags: Family, Love, Mother, Nazi Germany]

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The Birth Of The Mothers

- In a 1977 survey conducted by Jones and Belsey on mothers of 12-week old infants in London Borough of Lambeth, out of the 265 respondents, 62% of the mothers were depicted to have attempted to breastfeed. (Helman, 2007) There were different rates of breastfeeding in different communities that could mostly be attributed to the ethnic background of the mothers. British had 58% breastfeeding, African 86%, West Indian 84%, Asian 77%, European 59% and Irish 64%. (Helman, 2007) Many communities, however, considered breastfeeding as the typical way of feeding infants....   [tags: Breastfeeding, Infant, Breast milk, Baby bottle]

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Differences Between Married And Single First Time Mothers

- Annotated Bibliography Copeland, D., & Harbaugh, B. (2005) Differences in parenting stress between married and single first time mothers at six to eight weeks after birth. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 28(3), 139-152 This is a study which was conducted in 2005, the data was received via surveys which were offered to women in the post-partum units in two hospitals in the southeastern states of the United States. Women completed a demographic worksheet and were then mailed the surveys six weeks after completing the worksheets....   [tags: Family, Mother, Parent, Marriage]

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Mothers ' Anxiety Levels, A Parent Child Observation

- In this study, there was a parenting interview, a test to test the mothers’ anxiety levels, a parent-child observation, a strengths and difficulties questionnaire, and a psychiatric rating. Each of these measures used was crucial to analyze the psychology of both the mothers in each family type as well as the children in each family type. In the parenting interview, flexible questions were asked. The answers that the mothers provided were rated by the researcher. These questions addressed subjects such as how much the mother addressed warmth, enjoyed playing with the child, and the severity of mother-child conflict....   [tags: Family, Psychology, Mother, Parent]

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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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Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior By Amy Chua

- Parenting in today’s society is extremely competitive. Raising children has become the new sport interest to the parents, and the success that the kids achieve in life is the gold medal. You see the articles in magazines, the websites online, and the ads on TV that promote the newest and greatest parenting methods used by mothers and father everywhere. The differences we see in parenting can differ from family to family, but the biggest contrast is between the different ethnicities of the world....   [tags: Mother, Parent, Childhood, Parenting]

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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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Mothers Sing A Lullaby By Dr. Susan Kiguli

- Mothers Become a Symbol of Hope During times of violence and chaos, it is those victims remaining hopeful that influence and impact later generations. Maintaining a sense of optimism is difficult when it is inevitable that “Past events cannot be erased: one cannot undo what has been done, nor prevent what has happened.” (Bert, Parmentier, Haers, and Segaert 45). The mass-murder in Rwanda that took nearly one million lives is proof of this unnerving fact of the mind’s inability to forget traumatic events....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Mother]

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' Shadow Mothers : Nannies, Au Pairs, And The Micropolitics Of Mothering

- A Good Mother In Cameron MacDonald, “Shadow Mothers: Nannies, Au Pairs, And the Micropolitics of Mothering”, explores the concept of what is a “good mother” when it comes to a working mother and a hire caregiver for a child. Many women are choosing to work, which requires them to hire a caregiver for their children that sometimes can take the place of the mother. There as been a rise with the employment of nannies. Many individuals in the world view mothers that work outside the home as neglecting the duties as a mother....   [tags: Family, Mother, Au pair, Father]

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Shadow Mothers : Nannies, Au Pairs, And The Micropolitics Of Mothering

- In Cameron MacDonald, “Shadow Mothers: Nannies, Au Pairs, And the Micropolitics of Mothering”, explores the concept of what is a “good mother” when it comes to a working mother and a hire caregiver for a child. Many women are choosing to work, which requires them to hire a caregiver for their children that sometimes can take the place of the mother. There as been a rise with the employment of nannies. Many individuals in the world view mothers that work outside the home as neglecting the duties as a mother....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Au pair]

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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 Are A Positive Impact On Your Life Right?

- An Impact Has been Made Their voice is usually the first voice that we hear. Their arms are usually the first warm embrace that we feel and for the most part they are known to be nurturers. They are usually nurses without ever attending school. They kiss our boo-boos when we fall down and are known to give out great big hugs to let us know that we are well loved. We even sometimes seem to think they can take on the world right. But, what happens when they are not there to kiss the boo-boos....   [tags: Family, Mother, 2007 singles, Pregnancy]

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Katrin A Representation Of The Challenges Millions Of Single Mothers Face

- Katrina is a representation of the challenges millions of single mothers face everyday. Paycheck to Paycheck follows Katrina’s day-to-day lifestyle that includes being a low-wage, single mom raising three children in Chattanooga, TN. With women making up 55% of low-income, support workforce, Katrina’s story is not unique to single moms (Shriver, 2014). Katrina works as a CNA at an old age home and only makes $9.49/hour, which is barely higher than the minimum wage. Between her and the father of her children, she is the breadwinner, making only $730 for two week’s pay....   [tags: Poverty, Cycle of poverty, Mother, Minimum wage]

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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,]

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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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What Is A Mother 's Ultimate Parenting Goal?

- What is a mother 's ultimate parenting goal. Is it receiving a certain amount of hugs from her child or witnessing a certain number of smiles. Is it watching her child achieve academic success or excel at athletics. Is it managing to successfully parent during times that make it difficult to breathe in and out or through a pain that makes it hard to be selfless. Tillie Olsen 's short story "I Stand Here Ironing" (Olsen 233-239), Amy Tan 's short story "Two Kinds" (Tan 240-248), and Alice Walker 's short story "Everyday Use" (Walker 249-256) each involve a complicated mother and daughter relationship that has emerged out of a time of economic difficulty and a circumstance of great loss and sa...   [tags: Mother, Mothers, Short story, Guilt]

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Single Teenage Mothers : A Story Of Struggle The Problems Faced By Teen Parents

- Single Teenage Mothers: A Story of Struggle The Problems Faced By Teen Parents: The main issues that seem to plague most single first time mothers are health, school, depression, relationships, children’s success, and last but not least the economy. The first problem most single moms encounter is their health and the health of their new born babies. According to the March of Dimes, pregnant teens are more than likely to suffer from complications during pregnancy. Their babies are also likely to experience premature birth, low birth weight, and other related health issues which can lead to death or even disability....   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Pregnancy, Adolescence, Mother]

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When Do Fathers Care? Mothers ' Macroeconomic, Time Constraints, And Financial Resources

- Following the “gender revolution” of the 1960s and 1970s, increased employment of women outside the home has been met with a greater number of men sharing in the domestic responsibilities of the household. Previous studies have suggested the existence of a weak link between the care provided by fathers and the employment and earning obtained by mothers. The study performed by Raley, Bianchi, and Wang (2012) in the article “When Do Fathers Care. Mothers’ Economic Contribution and Fathers’ Involvement in Child Care” from the American Journal of Sociology proves that the link is in fact stronger when measured amongst fathers’ who have increased responsibility toward primary caregiving....   [tags: Mother, Family, Household, Marriage]

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Mothers With Newborn Babies : Is It Wise?

- Left Behind: Is It Wise Imagine if babies could talk. What would they say to their mothers who are leaving them at home and returning to their jobs. Leaving behind your children is always a difficult and heart-rending decision. This is true especially for mothers with newborn babies. Before they can fully appreciate and bask in the love of their children, they have to say goodbye, albeit temporarily, to those tiny hands and feet. The reason for such a cruel separation is as basic as money....   [tags: Full-time, Part-time, Infant, Childhood]

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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]

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Teenage Mothers And Their Children

- Seton Home is an agency that sets out to help teen mothers and their children. This semester I was blessed with the opportunity to receive hands on experience while volunteering with them. With that being said, I would love to tell you more about what they do. Seton’s main focus is to help better the lives of teen mothers and their littles ones. Many of their residents are teen parents who are involved in a CPS case or at some point were. However, the CPS case usually involves the teen 's family and not the teen and her child....   [tags: Teenage pregnancy, Adolescence, Abuse, Pregnancy]

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The Health Issues Of Teenage Mothers

- Even though Angela did not have any health issues she could have had many different health issues to herself and to her baby. Adam could have been born with low birth weight because teenage mothers are less likely to eat properly. Leading to low birth weight, low birth weight is associated with several infant and childhood disorders and a higher rate of infant mortality. Babies are more likely to have organs that are not fully developed, which can result in complications, such as bleeding in the brain, respiratory distress syndrome, and intestinal problems....   [tags: Pregnancy, Teenage pregnancy, Abuse, High school]

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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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Pregnancy Of The Biological Mothers Egg

- Conception- After ovulation the Biological mothers egg lives for 12 to 24 hours and must be fertilised in this time in order for a woman to become pregnant. When the egg is released at ovulation, it gets covered in sticky cells and this helps the fallopian tube to catch it. The egg and sperm meet in the fallopian tube where the sperm starts to digest the sticky cells, several sperm attach to the outer shell and the membrane of the egg before one can enter and fertilse. After fertialization has occurred the egg and sperm merge quickly and divide to become an embryo and chemicals are released to stop another sperm from entering....   [tags: Pregnancy, Uterus, Embryo, Parent]

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Drug Use By Pregnant Mothers

- Drug use by pregnant mothers provides varied consequences to the lives of their off- spring. Chances are increased that the newborn will be addicted to the same drugs as the mother if proper measures are not put into place prior to their birth or even before. In most cases, this requires abstinence from the drugs completely. Chances of future complications are increased the longer the period the mother is addicted to and dependent on drugs. The cost of detoxing babies born with NAS (Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome) can be upwards of $70,000 per child (Glauser)....   [tags: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Fetus, Drug addiction]

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The Standard Of Canadian Single Mothers

- 22 per cent of Canadian single mothers were poor in 2009 by the LICO-AT standard (Statistics Canada, 2011a). However the international LIM-AT standard is regarded as more accurate for calculating the populations low income percentage. Rather than estimating a pattern for spending on food, shelter and clothing for a family, the contemporary costs of these items are calculated and then compared with the family 's income after adjustment, at half of the population median (Statistics Canada, 2015). By the LIM-AT standard 44.5 per cent of lone parent families were headed by a woman were defined poor in 2012 (Statistics Canada, 2014) Women in Canada tend to earn less than their male counterparts....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, High school]

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Mothers With Hiv And Breastfeeding

- HIV and Breastfeeding Since the beginning of time, breastfeeding has been one of the most encouraged and sacred acts between mother and infant, a natural survival skill for all species. It has been encouraged by many cultures and for some, is the only means of providing nutrition for infants. However, the existence of the often fatal disease, HIV, which can be spread through bodily fluids, challenges the sacred status of breastfeeding. “HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. If left untreated, HIV can lead to the disease AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome)....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Immune system]

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Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

- Are stereotypes deemed true because society says that they are or do people truly believe stereotypes exist. Amy Chua, a Yale Law School professor and author of "Day of Empire" and "World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability", writes an article titled, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior”, detailing her beliefs in racial stereotypes and how Chinese parenting is better than Western parenting in many aspects. Chua is a Chinese mother, and she raises her two daughters like how her Chinese mother raised her....   [tags: Race, Ethnic group]

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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]

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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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Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

- Webster’s Dictionary defines diversity as, “the quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, etc.” Although most people associate diversity with race gender or social class, it also applies to the styles a family chooses to raise their children. Throughout many different cultures around the world, we find many an array of styles in which parents raise their children. Though one culture might looks at another’s style of raising children as abusive, merciful, manic, or rudimental, these vast differences play a key roll in the success of the children that will go on to mold the worlds societies after we pass....   [tags: Parenting styles, Childhood, Parenting]

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Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

- As much as you want to kill your mom sometimes, Don’t. Our mom’s hate to see us suffer yet they have to did value prioritization over her affection and our future sake’s. There has always been a debate whether it is right or wrong in our eyes how people are treated and educating their children. I am also one of those people. As children, we do not choose our parents nor how they want to teach us. For some children, questioning or rebelling against their parents is not even an option. I had always been researching ways of proper parenting that leads to creating and preparing the best people for the world....   [tags: Childhood, Need, Parent, Sibling]

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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]

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Relationship Between Baby And Mothers

- Relationships For a baby to have healthy development they must have healthy relationships. These relationships change as the baby grows and will affect them through their entire lifespan. (Shonkoff & Phillips, 2000) The first of these relationships is the bond between the baby and their primary caregiver, usually the mother. We call this bond attachment. The quality of this attachment may affect the baby’s entire life. If a baby develops a secure attachment they are likely to grow into healthy adults....   [tags: Developmental psychology, Psychology, Learning]

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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]

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The Mother By Terrence Mcnally And Night, Mother, By Marsha Norman

- Mothers are there for their children, for better or for worse. They protect and care for their sons and daughters and help them on their path in life. People should be able to share things with their parents without having to fear of the repercussions and sometimes that fear is what causes people to keep secrets. Secrets causes the mother and child to be pushed away from one another. The child is keeping a part of themselves hidden so the mother isn’t able to see. They build a wall around themselves to keep the secret for spilling out and therefore block someone else from getting in....   [tags: Mother, Family, English-language films, Mothers]

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Mothers, Daughters, And Myths

- Mothers, Daughters, and Myths “The Pomegranate” by Eaven Bolend and “The Bistro Styx” by Rita Dove are both poems that relate mother/daughter relationships to the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone. In “The Pomegranate” the narrator discusses her personal relation to the myth and the reality of her daughter’s growing relation to the tale. “The Bistro Styx” explores a mother who no longer lives with her daughter and uses the myth to display the divide that is already between the two. Both of these poems utilize details from the myth itself, symbolism through fruit and food, and the idea of the underworld to analyze the relationships between two mothers and their daughters....   [tags: Persephone, Hades, Demeter, Greek mythology]

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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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The St. Andre Home

- The St. Andre Home is a Catholic, non- profit organization, whose mission is to serve children and women of Maine. The St. Andre Home opened on Easter Sunday in 1940 in Biddeford, ME by servants of the immaculate heart Mary who are more often known as the Good Shepard Sisters of Quebec. At this time the organization offered residence to unwed mothers and counseled them in their options to keep or put their babies up for adoption. On March 24, 1940, the St. Andre Home received their first resident, a 16 year old, who ended up keeping her baby (very uncommon for this time)....   [tags: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Parent, Mother]

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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]

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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]

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