How would you react if your 16 year old daughter told you she was pregnant? In this new BBC Radio Scotland series, Mum and Me, Elaine C Smith hears some heart felt stories about the unique relationship between a mother and her child. This programme looks at the issues that surround being a teen mum. Elaine C Smith talks to Lois Beaumont as she reflects back on her teenage pregnancy and how it changed her life and the relationship with her own mother.
Elaine C Smith talks to Lois Beaumont about being a teenage mother.
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Elaine C Smith hears some heart felt stories about the unique relationship between a mother and her child in BBC Radio Scotland's new series, Mum and Me. In this second episode Elaine talks to Charlene and David about the loss of their first daughter, Sophie, who was stillborn in 1999. They discuss how they dealt with their bereavement, and how although they now have two daughters, they will never forget Sophie.
In this new BBC Radio Scotland series, Mum and Me, Elaine C Smith hears some heart felt stories about the unique relationship between a mother and her child. In this third episode, Elaine talks to Niki Shisler about how her years of social drinking nearly destroyed her relationship with her son.
As a mum how do you cope when you discover your child has a mental illness? Does this put a strain on your relationship with them? Elaine C Smith hears some heart felt stories about the unique relationship between a mother and her child in BBC Radio Scotland's new series, Mum and Me. In this fourth episode Elaine talks to Maureen about loving her schizophrenic son; and how she has had to juggle doing what's best for him with what he thinks is best for him.
We often think of mums looking after their children. But as our parents get older often the roles are reversed, and it's the children who have to look after their parents. In this new BBC Radio Scotland series, Mum and Me, Elaine C Smith hears some heart felt stories about the unique relationship between a mother and her child. In this programme Elaine talks to Marianne Talbot and hears how she cared for her mum after she developed dementia, and how that changed their relationship.
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In this final episode, Elaine C Smith talks to Anna Damer about becoming a first time mum at aged 45. They discuss how being an older mum can make a difference to the type of relationship you have with your child.
Elaine C Smith speaks to Stephen Malloy about overcoming his heroin addiction.
In this emotional, honest, and powerful conversation, Elaine C Smith speaks to Stephen Malloy about the strain that his heroin addiction put on the relationship between him and his mum. Despite him lying and stealing from her and his complete lack of respect, she never turned her back on him. The relationship that Stephen had with his mum is testament to the incredible bond that exists between mother and child.
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In Scotland, a baby dies every nine days from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or cot death as it's more commonly known. In this episode of Mum and Me Elaine C Smith talks to Fiona and David, whose son Grant, tragically died from cot death when he was just 26 days old.
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At the heart of any family is usually the mother, but how do family dynamics change when you've got two mums and no dad? Elaine C Smith talks to Esther and Bev about being lesbian mums. From prejudice to parenting skills they share their story of raising their son Seth.
Elaine C Smith talks to Jade Roy, who at the age of 5 was placed into foster care after her biological mum's drug addiction spiralled out of control. A mother herself now, Jade explains that she find's it very difficult to forgive her mum for what she did.
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In Scotland there are estimated to be over 16,000 young carers. In this episode of Mum and Me Elaine C Smith talks to one of them, Zoe. Zoe was just nine years old when she became a carer. Zoe and her mum Moira tell Elaine how their mother-daughter relationship changed when Zoe became her mum's carer.
Elaine C Smith talks to Jolene about how she wasn't prepared for the 13 year emotional and psychological roller-coaster she faced after having an abortion. Jolene goes onto explain that her decision to have an abortion not only had a huge impact on her own life but also the lives of her husband and 3 children.
Elaine C Smith talks to Jolene about the emotional impact of having an abortion.