The United States incarcerates a greater proportion of its population than any country in the world by far. When so few know the full extent of their own rights, even fewer are aware of or do not care about the rights guaranteed to the incarcerated. Despite the supposed “guarantee” of these rights, prisoners all over the U.S. are forced to serve out sentences in inhumane and torturous conditions.
In our society, the child-father relationship is given more attention and revered. Consequently, when a mother-child relationship is damaged, adult children tend to cover-up and internalize the loss. So why is it important to foster positive relationships between daughters and mothers? And where do daughters begin to repair poor relationships with their mothers?
With the repeated images of real life violence, including the Boston marathon tragedy, children’s (and adults’) emotional health are being affected. An easy response is “turn off the TV!” However, simply not allowing children to watch television is not enough to help them cope with violence. We need better approaches to help this generation of youth cope with and resist a culture of violence.