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Can your child do something so wrong that you stop loving them?



The loss of a child is unarguably devastating, but what happens when a mother loses a child to the prison system? While the incarceration of a loved one is devastating for all members of a family, mothers in particular bear the responsibility and blame for their child’s behaviour. Hosted by Annalise Nielsen, this podcast explores the complicated feelings of grief, shame, and helplessness that mothers go through when their child is incarcerated. Unconditional demonstrates the incredible bond between mother and child that remains unshaken, even in the most extreme of circumstances.

Unconditiona‪l‬ Annalise Nielsen

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Can your child do something so wrong that you stop loving them?



The loss of a child is unarguably devastating, but what happens when a mother loses a child to the prison system? While the incarceration of a loved one is devastating for all members of a family, mothers in particular bear the responsibility and blame for their child’s behaviour. Hosted by Annalise Nielsen, this podcast explores the complicated feelings of grief, shame, and helplessness that mothers go through when their child is incarcerated. Unconditional demonstrates the incredible bond between mother and child that remains unshaken, even in the most extreme of circumstances.

    Episode 6: Farhat

    Episode 6: Farhat

    Farhat came from India to Canada as a young 20-year-old excited to further her studies in journalism. Unfortunately, those dreams didn’t come to fruition, as she soon had 3 children to take care of. Farhat’s...

    • 24 min
    Episode 5: Wendy

    Episode 5: Wendy

    Wendy was an involved and pro-active mother when her son was growing up, but it just didn’t seem to be enough to keep him out of trouble. She thought maybe the discipline of the military...

    • 26 min
    Episode 4: Jackie

    Episode 4: Jackie

    Jackie is a communications technology teacher at a high school in Stoney Creek, Ontario. Her son, Peter, was arrested for attempted murder when his daughter, Lyla, was only a few months old. Jackie explains the...

    • 27 min
    Episode 3: Rebecca

    Episode 3: Rebecca

    The memories of her son that Rebecca is most fond of involve the family sitting together on the couch watching a movie and enjoying their downtime. These are still some of her favourite times shared...

    • 24 min
    Episode 2: Dinny

    Episode 2: Dinny

    Dinny is a retired social worker who enjoys singing opera and describes herself as a bit of a diva. Her son is currently serving a life sentence without possibility of parole for 25 years. Can...

    • 24 min
    Episode 1: Yvonne

    Episode 1: Yvonne

    Welcome to the first episode of Unconditional. Hosted by Annalise Nielsen, this podcast examines the experiences of a mother after the arrest of her child. In the first episode, we meet Annalise’s grandmother, Yvonne, who...

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

luseagull ,

Amazing!

So interesting and well done

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