They become socially excluded from the community. Mrs P was isolated from her daughter, Mary by her son so she could not see what was happening in her mother’s home. This gave her son chance to misappropriate her mother’s finances and discarding her furniture. He was also blackmailing her, emotionally and isolating her. These are all routes to abuses.
These problems are not caused by a simple fight, but they are caused from years of abuse. Esther endured emotional abuse from her mother, and so did I. Esther has talked about never receiving the support or the love that she needed from her mother. Her mother puts her down for her dreams and ideas for the future.
Through her mother’s criticisms, her lack of confidence, and her desire to fit in with the community, Charlotte is shown to be insecure. Charlotte’s insecurity is a partial result of her mother’s disapproving and unresponsive nature. Unlike Charlotte’s father, who listens attentively and enthusiastically to Charlotte’s day at school, Charlotte’s mother shows no interest. She simply gives a half-hearted comment, “without emphasis of any kind”(71), then changes the subject. Additionally, when Charlotte is distressed over Ms. Hancock's death, her mother gets irritated and blames her for “disturbing the even tenor of [their] home”(80).
A Day went on and Frankie Sky got sick and got sent to the Emergency Room. To continue, Frankie and her mother got into a fight and later Frankie’s mom was sorry. Also, Frankie found out that her dad was not having an affair with their Nabors. Frankie became very unflinching with her father’s response, to telling her mother. In any case, Frankie thought it would be best if she went, and had a conversation with her friend, Lisette.
She had a bad experience with the hospital that she birthed her son and did not want that to happen again and she says, “I wanted something different for my life, for my son, and for my daughter, who later was born in a university hospital in Albuquerque (Harjo, 1991).” She got a good job that offered her insurance and when her daughter became pregnant she was going to give her what she never had but then her daughter had went into labor a month early having problems. Leading to a difficult labor but was different because she was surrounded by family unlike her mother who was alone. The young girl now a grandmother has grown into a better life for her and her
Those actions reflected on his kids, and even his wife. The woman that did basically the same thing her husband does. Seeing the bad in every situation. These parents tried to see the good, but it never turned out that way. They didn’t like anything that was related to the government.
They weren’t my family, that I knew... Gastly foster homes, I was desperately lonely and wanted my mum... There was no allowance of any contact at all, there was deliberate separation and I guess, stripping of identity...” Children of the ‘Stolen Generation’ were not properly informed on why they were being taken all of a sudden, they didn’t understand. For all they knew they were just normal children except for the difference that their skin was a different colour. They were confused as to why they did not call their care takers mum and dad, like other children. Other children redirected their confusion and anger into getting into trouble, as stated by Howard Edwards in his ‘Stolen Generation’ testimonial when reflecting on his own childhood and
But the second week we were there we started school at Brookside Elementary it was a way we could escape from that sinister house. Every time I would try and go to sleep at night i would hear tapping on the walls and the room was small and dark.I ended meeting one of my cousins there that would see my mom a lot he would tell us about what she 's been up too. I found out my mom took it hard when she lost us she started drinking and doing drugs I didn 't really know what drugs were at my age but I figured it was bad. I really missed my mom like really bad but eventually we got to see her we went to that building again and they put us in a small room and she walked in we jumped on her and yelled “Mommy” I was so happy the first time i had seen her in three weeks. We told her about everything that had happened so far she sounded mad when she said “I 'm going to get you back i promise.” When I hugged her, it was like hugging the world she meant everything to me I never wanted to let go of her it felt amazing.But we only got an hour with her
My family has always lived in two bedroom apartments that was shared amongst eight to six family members. Each move got easier for me as I learned to adapt to change, however, each time was worse for my mother. The lack of stability began to reflect in her work ethic, which then led to her inability to maintain a stable job. It also engendered frequent fights between my parents, about money, family, and relationship issues. As my mother’s symptoms intensified, I had to rearrange my priorities to keep up in school.