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From Infamous to Glorious
By Marlene M. Espinoza
As the economic hardship accelerates in America, the growth of single mothers continues to rise. Not only has it ascended in the U.S., but in other countries, as well.
As stated by www.vice.com., in Brazil single-parent households led by women are just as common as the "traditional" nuclear family.
In fact, The Institute For Applied Economic Research (IPEA) claims that almost 28 million homes were run by women in 2014. Therefore, single mothers are "the breadwinners for 40 percent of all families in the country." Now, mothers must raise their children alone and assume the responsibility of two parents.
According to CNN.com., 81% of single parent homes are headed by a mom.
There is a definite amount of "over 11 million parents," who are compelled to assume the duties of both mom and dad. Although single mothers have stepped up and responded to their obligations, they are still challenged by numerous "prejudices, doubts, and daily chsllenges."
In today's society, it is difficult for a single mother to be accepted and recognized. Many have labeled us as"gold-diggers" and "uneducated." Single mothers come from all walks of life. We are not seeking pity, or sympathy. Our task should be recognized as a contribution to society.The role of mom and dad is not a burden. It is an honor. In fact, it is rewarding.
As a single mother, myself, I have raised 4 sons. However, society can manipulate us to believe that our job is shameful and degrading.
But, we have already proven to the world that we are definitely beyond demeaning. Our households are similar to the average family. The only thing that distinguishes ua is our role.
It is a blessing for a child to grow up in a home with both parents. But, it is an honor for a child to have a mother, who is willing to sacrifice twice as much.
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A Pandemic Disorder
During this calamitous period, the world is forced to live in isolation, due to the Corona virus. Not only has this epidemic attacking millions physically, but mentally. Just when we all thought seclusion would be our best defense, another crisis arises and hits home. Although it is not contagious, it is a result of this universal panic; the aftermath of terror; Anxiety.
As stated in www.womenshealth.gov., anxiety is a normal response to stress. It has been found to affect our daily life. In fact, women are known to be more susceptible than men to get anxiety. Nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. are affected.
Anxiety can also create feelings of alarm, nervousness, worry, or fear. In addition to what it can convey to the body, it is genetic.
According to www.childrenshospital.org., two important neurotransmitters in our brains, Serotonin and Dopamine, can distribute depression. In fact, researchers discovered that some parts of the brain are linked to fear and anxiety. However, many people have mistaken anxiety for a mental disorder. Since it is not caused by mental health, there is no need to think that you are going crazy.
Anxiety can be both beneficial and a threat to our health. Although it can help prepare us for the next disaster, it can restrict our physical and mental being. When there is no need to be frightened, we can be attacked severely with terror.
Even though we have been ordered to stay six feet away from other people, it still does not guarantee an end to this scare.
As we continue to agonize over the safety of our children it is possible for anxiety to worsen. Now, abiding with alarm and panic is mandatory for children.
Kidshealth.org., clearly states that growing up in a family, where others are fearful, or anxious can teach a child to be afraid too. Also,a child can experience certain phobias, which cause intensive fright.
Separation Anxiety Disorder, a fear of a separation from parents or others with parental roles can develop.
Because anxiety can be learned, insecure parents can be a threat to their children and home.
Anxiety can be misinterpreted as being a mood, rather than a feeling. Its symptoms can be anything from diarrhea, sleeplessness, and difficulty focusing. This has caused many parents to neglect the warning signs. Without treatment, anxiety can worsen. Since it is comorbid, it can give a child depression.
Many schools across the U.S. have closed and all social contact has been denied to children, including all recreational activities. Now, greeting neighbors and riding your bike outside is a threat.
As the Corona virus continues to bring fear to America, Anxiety gradually threatens the lives of our future generation.
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THE PANDEMIC LEAVES THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN IN CARE IN SPAIN IN OBLIVION
In Spain, there are thousands of children under State guardianship in shelters, whose guardianship has been withdrawn from their parents by the public administration with false, manipulated, distorted and hidden reports, without a court order, without a trial, and without the right to be heard or to defend themselves, thus violating the rights of children and the family. In these last 15 days children are living the confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic, which is a period of special complexity. Although at first, according to the government, they are not a group at special risk of infection by the coronavirus, but they are forced to remain confined and deprived of their visits in application of the security norms imposed by the state of alarm. In return, the Department of Equality and Social Policies has not agreed to any right to telephone calls or the assessment of other means such as video conferences, or any other in this sense". There are many cases in which children are in confinement, without communication with the family, this is a full-blown kidnapping, escaping the coronavirus.
According to workers at the centers, they are having a very hard time because even though they try to have their routine and do their homework, there are no technological means for everyone, so online education is uphill for them. There is also no educational reinforcement, and the presence of volunteers is not authorized. Workers must keep a safe distance, but it is very complicated because the children miss their families. Isolation is causing children to have anxiety crises, cry desperately and want to go out on the streets or have visitors because they do not understand why they have to be locked up and not see their family.
Educators in some centres have reported a lack of individual protection materials despite the fact that staff come and go daily, and they demand that they be tested to see if they are affected by the virus and that they be provided with masks to protect the children and employees from infection. There are children with symptoms and possible coronavirus who are not tested and workers with symptoms who continue to work due to lack of staff. There are also children with diabetes or strong treatment who may be vulnerable if they get the coronavirus, but no one pays attention, the central government does not mention the children in care. From the administrations they know that the supply of food has dropped and the children remain hungry, however on 29 March 2020 only their families and some educators are worried about the children, who are now much better off at home with their families and not in the situation of helplessness they are currently in the shelters. The courts are closed, the public prosecutor's office does not act either, and in Spain there are many people who are grateful to the health services, but the memory of the children in care is forgotten because nobody cares, what are they waiting for? for the same thing to happen as has happened to the elderly in the homes? A mother committed suicide four days ago because of this situation and only her family cared, the families and people who are fighting for this situation, and the worst thing of all is that neither the radio stations nor the televisions nor the Spanish newspapers give them any importance, because they are media bought by the government. Their children will always be reminded that the social services forcibly removed them from the family womb, causing them irreparable damage and, worst of all, the loss of a mother who could not cope with the fight against the social services for lack of justice. A death that should not be contested.
Robber On The Loose
Latest news from Wisconsin reported an armed robbery in Milwaukee, the robber flew and the police asked the locals to assist them in catching the offender. The police requested people of the vicinity to aid them in identifying the suspect of an armed robbery. The incident took place around 6 p.m. in the evening in the neighbourhood of Milwaukee on 26th of March. The suspect is said to be a woman in her twenties who was caught stealing items from a business outlet, when she was approached, she threatened the owner with a dagger and managed to run away from the store with the items of robbery from the store. Vehicle, the robber used for fleeing away from the crime scene was also described to locals to extract information as to if someone has seen it around. The police has given a number and other details to reach them if someone has some record on the incident or the robber.