Motherhood Misconceptions

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Once a baby is born and a woman enters motherhood, her maternal instincts come naturally, either right away or over time. The one major problem with that is because becoming a mother comes with some unrealistic expectations to be a perfect one as well. Mothers, especially new ones, are pressured so much in their lives, because they have a child to take responsibility for. All of these presumptions may add to the stress that a new mother is already dealing with from learning how to take care of her baby. Family members and even community members put these mothers to shame by telling them how to do something the “correct” way. They do not take it into consideration that these women are barely finding out how motherhood is. There are many unnecessary…show more content…
Most of these are used in a degrading way to describe racial groups. They are usually caused by problems that have happened in the past with that certain group of people. An example of a misconception is that all Latinos in the United States are immigrants. This misbelief had started long ago, because of actual immigrants always crossing over the border. However, this is not true for all Mexicans and Latinos, because some may have been here in the United States for decades and some of them may also have documents of their legalization to live here in America. These misconceptions are just used by people who are racist towards a racial group of people. A more harsh example of a misconception is that Mexicans immigrants are violent and a threat to Americans. An article, “America Helped Create…” written by Pablo Piccato tells how far back these misconceptions have been created and how they even started up. He states, “These views can be traced back to 19th-century legends about bandits robbing coach travelers between Veracruz and Mexico City, to the images of Pancho Villa or other revolutionaries in the early twentieth century, and more recently, to the threat of narcos” (Paragraph 2). Believing these misconceptions is wrong, because they are not always true about a group of individuals, they are just unkind ways to describe…show more content…
If people actually think about it, mothers need time to have fun with friends or have some relaxing time to themselves. They need this because once a child is grown and does not need their mother’s help with everything, they need something to turn to or they might end up feeling lonely. Nina, the author of “The Biggest Reason to Have a Life Beyond Kids” is asking the readers to think where their life is once their child is older, “Now imagine yourself at that moment: What will your life be like when your youngest child has reached adulthood?” (Paragraph 12). She is telling the readers, specifically mothers, to envision their life in the future and think how different it is going to be when they are not depended on by their little one anymore. Some may stop and realize that they do not have anywhere to go or anything to do. Once these mothers figure out their future, they may pick up a hobby so they have something to turn to for their free time. No mother should be told that they can not have a social life, because they need time to relax and if they do not get that time to themselves, it can really affect their mental
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