Children born into homelessness can be at higher risk for infectious disease, stunted growth rate, and anemia. These deficiencies can be caused by environmental factors and poor nutrition(Hart-Shegos 2). In the novel, the Tillerman children all struggle to be accepted in school because of their obvious differences, likely caused by the time they spent homeless. They have experienced great hardships that they could not control, for example, their delayed development. This can be explained by, “Studies of pregnant women in New York City welfare hotels have shown their babies are twice as likely to weigh less than five pounds at birth when compared to all pregnant women.
On the other hand, postpartum psychosis is the worst form of postpartum mood disorders and is associated with delusions, hallucinations, rapid speech and mood swings, paranoia, agitation, inability to eat and sleep, racing thoughts, and, suicidal feelings. The manifestation, prevalence and management approaches to these conditions vary. Previous studies have shown that postpartum depression affects the mother-child relationship, mother-spouse relationship, as well as the cognitive development and behavior of the child. Although giving birth to a newborn brings joy to a parent, the occurrence of stressors has the potential for affecting parents immensely. These stressors are responsible for postpartum stress/depression and include; fatigue, soreness, baby feeding, high
It appears 2 or 3 days after the birth, to disappear after 15 days. Insomnia, anxiety, irritability, easy crying, overwhelms and fear of not being able to take care of your baby is some of its symptoms. They suffer, also, problems of self-esteem, since they do not accept their bodies and feel ugly when observing the consequences of pregnancy and childbirth in their body. Severe postpartum depression only 10% of postpartum depressions is considered serious. Severe postpartum depression appears one month after giving birth, when the mother feels unable to take care of her child.
Her mother on the other hand, is a old-world Chinese immigrant who left everything behind in order to make a better life for herself and her only child. The author, Amy Tan, shows how they struggle to relate to each other, but also shows their good qualities in order to redeem these two characters in the end. In the story, Jing-mei and her mother have tension due to the fact that the mother is trying to make sure her daughter has a better future than she did. Unfortunately, Jing-mei doesn’t quite understand her mother’s desire. One reason for this confusion is because Jing-mei is too stubborn to see her mom’s point of view.
Lost in Translation For first generation Americans, finding belonging in a new country can feel impossible. They are often caught between the traditions and ideals of the two differing countries. Raising a family in the new home with different values can lead to miscommunications or even a significant disconnect between parents and children. This is modeled well in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club, particularly in the relationship between Ying Ying Saint Clair and her daughter Lena. The prejudice Ying Ying Saint Clair feels for American culture causes her to have a difficult time understanding and communicating with her daughter.
Many parents have different ways of raising their children to become successful. In the article “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” Amy Chua explains how Chinese parenting are better than western parenting. While in the article “Mother Inferior” Hanna Rosin explains that western parenting is a better ways of raising their children. Both think that their method of raising their child are better than the others. While both authors discuss parenting, they differ in the way they praise their child, the ways they punish their child, and the manner they speak to the child.
Up to 80 percent of women experience baby blues. Please try not confused baby blues with postpartum depression; it is not the same thing. The baby blues usually begin around the third or fourth day after delivery and can last up to two week after giving birth. How to recognize the blues? The symptoms can be: weepiness, some timidity, over sensitive, irregular sadness, concern about little thing, and irritability.
Error in Translation When people of different cultures and languages come together, certain aspects of one’s actions may be misconstrued simply due to the barriers that cultures provide. In Amy Tan’s “The Joy Luck Club,” this idea is delved into further with four families consisting of Chinese mothers and American daughters as the focal point. Throughout the novel, the daughters misinterpret the actions and words of their mothers simply because they were raised very differently in terms of culture and language, among others. The first story told is about Jing-Mei Woo and her memories of her departed mother, Suyuan. In them, Jing-Mei (often referred to as June) talks about the issues she faced with her mother, saying “I can never remember things I didn’t understand in the first place.” (Tan 19) The most common problem addressed was her perception of her mother’s persistence on her success in a field, which to her seemed very pushy.
It focuses on the death from abuse and neglect of nearly 68% of children 4 years old and younger. The consequences of child maltreatment can be severely damaging to a child and can result in poor health, depression, cancer, premature death, and substance abuse into adulthood. It talks about the different type of abuse and neglect whether physical, medical, educational, emotional and sexual. Abandonment is the most common type of commitment in contradiction of children. It also focuses on the solutions and outcomes of helping new parents gain knowledge of basic parenting skills by matching new families with trained nurses or
Some 40% of ASBO have been imposed on younger children ten to seventeen which many received breached, while Youth justice (2004) also highlighted that the Parenting Orders have been successful in influence parents and their children whereby parenting programs have brought about respect reference have also discuss that parent Orders have disrupts the life of many young people and their families and not allowed normal protection. On the other hand, The Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 have arguable been successful by reducing the number anti-social behaviour of young people and improved social inclusion by re-contextualized the ideas of social responsibility. whereby the individual has to faced punishment However, reference have noted that the management of parenting contracts; and the power to impose these legislation on some individuals, have result in a criminalisation of young people and families of lower socio-economic