The Good Mother - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

In Chapter 11, the interviews with the guardian ad litem—the psychologist—begin. Dr. Payne talks with Anna, Molly, Brian, Brenda and Leo regularly for one week. At first, Anna feels nervous in Dr. Payne's presence and is constantly wondering how her answers will be interpreted. Over time, however, she becomes more comfortable with him and is honest and emotional in front of him.

In Anna's first meeting with Dr. Payne, he asks her to speculate about which of the toys in his office Molly will choose to play with. Anna says that Molly is likely either to pick the teddy bear or the tea set, and in her last meeting with Dr. Payne he tells her that she was right. This comment means a lot to Anna, whose confidence has been so thoroughly weakened by the legal fight to keep her...

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