Mommies and Daddies in Jail
We were out walking. A police car stopped and looked at my Daddy. Soon there were lots of police cars and flashing lights. I was scared. I wondered what was happening.
If you are the parent caregiver for a child or children whose mom is incarcerated, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
During the holiday season, you and your child may be struggling with many issues. You may be juggling work and home responsibilities and feel as if you are on an emotional roller coaster. The holidays are a time for thinking about others and reaching out to your loved ones. Here are some action steps that may be helpful for you and your child now and, of course, throughout the year.
1. Be honest with your child about the parent who is incarcerated.
2. Allow your child to express his or her own fears and anger.
3. Consider allowing your child to phone, write letters and cards or visit the incarcerated parent.
4. Seek support from your local agencies, faith-based organizations, and school personnel that can help you and help your child through these difficult and often overwhelming times.
Despite the painful struggle that comes with this situation, you and your child CAN be in control, CAN be empowered, and CAN create a good life. Learn more each month. By Judi L. Goozh and Sue Jeweler
While walking through one of my favorite discount stores the other day, I happened upon a scene that gave me hope for
America’s future. It was change I could believe in, for sure.
As her four children hopped around her, begging her in their most pitiful voices to buy them something, a mother stood, impassive, obviously immune to their retail angst, chanting, “No, no, no, no, no, no, no….”
As I walked by, smiling at her, it struck me that the economy, bad as it is, could have beneficial effects on parenting. After all, I haven’t witnessed a scene of that sort in quite some time, and I’ve seen two in the last two weeks, in two different cities, widely separated. Something is happening.
Living with Children
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With the current state of the economy, many people feel like they’re hurling through the same type of video “game.” During my 27 years of guiding people in money matters, I’ve acted as my clients’ “Fiscal GPS”.
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