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  • Nellie McClung
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    NELLIE McCLUNG "She was spirited, she was amazing, she was effective", a few commonly used words to describe Nellie McClung. She was a petit, pretty westerner with strong Christian values and a heart of gold. Nellie spent most of her life as a wife, mother, midwife, teacher, lecturer, legislator and writer. Throughout her long, diverse career she was a potent influence on Canadian society. From a young age Nellie was advanced far beyond her years. She read every book she could get a hold of, kne...
  • Children Of A Working Mothers
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    The Effects of Working Mothers on their Children One mother expresses her personal experience and opinion on the effects of her employment on the children "I am happy to see support for the mom who wants to work outside of the home. By my children seeing me go to work, I am teaching them the values of hard work, commitment, and responsibility. I am also showing them that mothers and fathers share in all responsibilities of raising a family, financial and housework. There is no doubt in either my...
  • Pearl's Predetermined Life
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    In the Hands of Fate As the supposed force, principle, or power that predetermines events, fate has an overwhelming control over people. Even though everything has been assigned, has been preordained; [and] everyone must play his role, nothing has been set in stone (185). In a way, fate is like a maui mixer smoothie. No matter which way the strawberries, pineapples, orange sherbet, ice, and guava juice are thrown in the blender, it still ends up being the same smoothie. Same goes with a person's...
  • My Dark Children
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    Three hundred years in the deepest South: But God put a song and a prayer in my mouth. God put a dream like steel in my soul. Now, through my children, I'm reaching the goal. Now, through my children, young and free, I realized the blessing deed to me. I couldn't read then. I couldn't write. I had nothing, back there in the night. Sometimes, the valley was filled with tears, But I kept trudging on through the lonely years. Sometimes, the road was hot with the sun, But I had to keep on till my wo...
  • Mirror Situation Her Mother
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    Self-Recognition and Embarrassment Our group's task was to measure self-recognition and embarrassment in children ages 1-3. We had 3 children to work with, Arika was 9 months, Charlotte was 17 months and Lydia was 28 months old. We preformed 3 tasks on these children. The first was the "Overcompliment situation". Secondly, we did the "Mirror situation" and last we did the "Request to dance situation". Our findings in these situations lead us to some conclusions about self-awareness and feeling e...
  • Beginning Of Niobe's Tragedy
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    Niobe As a preface for the tragedy, the crime committed by Tantalus should be staged first. The killing of Pelops by Tantalus, his father, serving him to the gods will be the beginning of Niobe's tragedy. After these events, Niobe becomes unusually fixated with being a mother. After having 12 children, seven daughters and 7 sons, she swears to the gods that she " ll never hurt her children as her father attempted with his own; and that she wants to dedicate her life to become the best mother to ...
  • Example A Mother
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    Purpose Statement: This paper will outline the role of women in society during the Victorian Era and present some real life examples from the Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey of 19th century women following their roles and at times having the those roles challenged by the difficulty of the trail. 19th-Century Women Women in the nineteenth century, for the most part, had to follow the common role presented to them by society. This role can be summed up by what historians call the "cult of ...
  • Nnu Ego
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    The Joys of Motherhood... (... Or Not) Buch i Emechetas choice of title for her book The Joys of Motherhood is very ironic. I believe she chose this title in order to make the reader reflect upon the various meanings this book takes on, one of them certainly being how much of a struggle motherhood is for anyone, but particularly Nnu Ego... it occurred to Nnu Ego that she was a prisoner, imprisoned by her love for her children... Nnu Ego is a loving mother, and this is expected since the birth of...
  • Tom And Laura
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    THE MOTHERHOOD I have read the two plays, "The Glass Manege rie" by Tennessee Williams and "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry, both of have a big impact on me. The two plays circle around the family values that convey the character of motherhood where mothers have to have a responsibility to raise, to provide their best and to sacrifice for their children. In these two plays, even expressing differently, mothers all show love to their children; they all want their children to have a hap...
  • Andrea Pia Yates
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    Andrea Yates "Yates does not fit the profile of a mother who kills her children" said Hay of Child Protective Services. (Glenn par. 14) Most mothers who kill their children are younger and generally start out as teen-age moms. However, thirty-seven year old Andrea Pia Yates killed her five children and is now on trial to receive a punishment for her actions. She claims the reason she committed the crime is because she suffers from a severe case of postpartum depression. Andrea Yates possesses ma...
  • Relationship Between Mother And Child
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    Comparing its structure and function as it was in 1960 with what it had become in 1990 can highlight the dramatic changes in the American family. Until 1960 most Americans shared a common set of beliefs about family life; family should consist of a husband and wife living together with their children. The father should be the head of the family, earn the family's income, and give his name to his wife and children. The mother's main tasks were to support and enable her husband's goals, guide her ...
  • Same Sex Parents
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    Social Acceptance A child goes to school, the teacher asks, 'Have your mom come in for a 'teacher mother conference'. ' Suddenly, the child is confused. For the first time he thinks about his home setting and wonders, 'Which mom is supposed to come in? Have two moms. ' The example given is not an unusual one. It is something that happens all the time in today's society in which homosexual couples live with and rear children together. Where most children have a mother and a father, children of ga...
  • Daisy And Diana
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    In the books Diana: Her True Story by Andrew Morton and The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields, Daisy and Diana are the main characters. Both Daisy and Diana lacked a true mother figure as they were growing up and this had an effect on the way that they raised their own children. Both Daisy and Diana tried to conform to the socially constructed role of the mother, and tried to give their children everything that they possibly could. Without very much help from their husbands, both Daisy and Diana tr...
  • Emily Mother
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    Most people try to forget the past especially the bad things. When you look back you think of all the good that there was, but with the play Our Town it makes you think back to that one time when you ask your mother how pretty you are and the reasons you ask it. In Thornton Wilders play Our Town, Thornton shows how girls have no self-confidence when they our growing up. The one character, Emily, asks her mother if she was pretty and for most young girls they ask the same thing. It seems like eve...
  • Specific Elements Of Mothers Memories
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    In The Accuracy of Mother Memories of Conversations With Their Preschool Children, Maggie Bruck, Stephen Ceci and Emmett Franco eur examine the specific elements of mothers memories when interacting with their children. Twenty four mothers with young children from the ages of three to five were picked for this study. Most of the children were from middle class families. The mothers were all told that the experiment was about their interactions with their children. Then the women were put into tw...
  • Mothers Of Deviant And Normal Children
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    Child Compliance and Maternal Control Techniques. The Impact of Maternal Control Techniques on Children's Participation in tasks. One of the most important questions facing parents is what level of control promotes the greatest development of self-regulation in children. Kopp (1987) defined self-regulation as an abstraction that subsumes behaviors as diverse as compliance, delay of gratification, control of impulses and affect, modulation of motor and linguistic activities, and ability to act in...
  • Disturbed Emotional Attachment Between Mother And Child
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    The Effects Of Deprivation On Adult Personalities In his hypothesis, Bowlby believed that an infant's failure to attach to a primary caregiver would have long term effects. This essay will attempt to evaluate Bowlby's deprivation hypothesis. In 1973 the leading attachment psychologist, Mary Ainsworth, pointed out that "Attachment is an affectional tie that one person forms to another person, binding them together in space, and enduring over time". Deprivation can occur when there is insufficient...
  • Perfect Mother
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    Andrea Yates, wife and mother of five, felt she was a failure at being the perfect mother and was unfit to produce perfect children. Therefore, she took fate into her own hands and drowned her children, giving up on motherhood. Psychologists blame it on postpartum depression; therefore, she may have been insane. Texas law states that sanity rests solely on the ability to know right from wrong. Therefore, Yates is a villain, guilty of the charges of killing her children because she understood rig...
  • Red Flags
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    A Mother's Wish The clouds were clustered over the field suddenly it began to rain, in the background could be heard a thunderous roar. Today a mothers wish would be fulfilled by her two daughter's they would graduate from college. A mother who had spent her life educating her children. Giving them a solid foundation to start their life, among the many who also, shared this. Her dream was to see herdaughters graduate. She had spent many years encouraging them to continue their education. This wo...

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