Burn Your Maps Robyn Joy Leff Summary

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Both “Burn Your Maps” by Robyn Joy Leff and “The Girl Next Door” by David Sedaris detail kids who face contempt at home. Their experience is similar to many children’s, causing a significant problem in today’s society. Because children do not always have a stable home environment, outside help is needed to raise them, often in the form of other people. In a list of factors that increase the risk of mental health problems in children by PhD Kenneth Condrell, a clinical psychologist specializing in children’s depression, children’s anxiety, and parenting problems, six of the ten directly relate to parenting and home environment (10). This shows the importance of a reliable home atmosphere. However, half of North American children will experience
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