Andrea Yates : Mother Or Monster

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Andrea Yates: Mother or Monster Mothers are nurturing caregivers. Caregivers who have always done and thought of what is best for their children. Nevertheless, what happens when the nurturing mother becomes the monster? What causes them to undergo such a drastic transformation? Let us look at Andrea Yates. In Houston, Texas Andrea Yates was born on July 2, 1964, and raised as a devout Roman Catholic. Montaldo (2016) reports that Andrea Yates graduated from Milby High School in 1982 with high honors. Yates was involved in extracurricular activities like being a captain of her swim team and an officer in the national honor society (p. 1). The mother turned monster then enrolled in the two-year pre-nursing program and graduated in 1986. From there Andrea Yates went to work as a registered nurse at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer (1986-1994). With a well-educated background and a well earning and respectable career, what was it that pushed Yates to do what she did? Was it her personal life or her marital life? Montaldo (2016) writes, “Andrea and her future husband, Rusty Yates met each other in their Houston apartment complex. Much of their time revolved around religious studies and prayers. They married on April 17, 1993. Andrea Yates gave birth to five children. The Yates couple’s first-born Noah was born on (2/26/1994), John (12/12/1995), Paul (9/13/1997), Luke (2/15/1999), and Mary (11/30/2000)” (p. 1). Any natural mother giving birth to the…

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