She struggles to explain the aspects of the childhood of her daughter, Emily, in which she influenced her personality. The narrator was alone with a child during Great Depression times; she had to work to earn their living and often left her baby with a neighbor. However, during Emily’s childhood, the narrator tried to make best out of situations. The narrator understands that there was a lack of attention to her oldest child. As an example, she remembers the story of when her second daughter was born, and Emily got the measles and was not able to share that moment with her family for two whole weeks.
In paragraph 31, her mom asked her to make friends, but the daughter doesn’t see the point of it. She says she never has time for friends. She also tells mother that they have to move every few months so there's no point. Some more evidence is found in paragraph 24 when she doesn’t want to stay in New Mexico for the summer. The daughter feels like it's a world away from California.
When she woke up behind a dumpster one morning, barely dressed and near death, she admitted that she needed help. With the help of her boss she attended an addiction clinic, where she embarks upon her road to recovery, which was successful. She became sober and stayed with the help of a sponsor named Val. At the age of 27, she went the a community college, even though she never finished high school. It took her five and a half years to complete a two year program.
When she was around the age of 13 her mother passed away as well due to a drug overdose after getting out of jail. Maci was forced back into her aunt’s house where she then started to act out violently. Her aunt had had enough and sent Maci into foster care (Babakhan). She was first put into a group home where she got food, water, and shelter, but no love. That’s when her current mother Gigi stepped in, "Even though she had safety and medical care, she didn't have love.
Self-reliance is detrimental to the well being of a child. The memoir, The Glass Castle, written by Jeannette Walls and the “Florida Mom Arrested After Letting 7-year-old Walk to the Park Alone,” by Caitlin Schmidt represent the dangers of independence in the following ways. For instance, the Walls family lives an extraordinary life where no rules apply. Both Rex and Rosemary are aware of the issues that their laid back parenting has set for their family. In the beginning of Jeannette’s story, she states, “ I’m mature for my age … she lets me cook for myself.” (14) If Rosemary was more attentive, she would not allow her three year old daughter make hot dogs.
The Takeshimas move to “Lynn’s home” in an effort to help her get better with the help of the saved money from the kids. Lynn recovers slightly, but then falls back to sickness after Sammy gets caught in a trap on a picnic. Lynn's condition continues to worsen and Lynn becomes easily angered, (An example being of when Lynn wanted milk, only to throw it on the floor, and when Katie brought water, also threw that.) Later on, Lynn dies alone and it is discovered that 4 days before she died, she wrote a will to her family stating who got what from her because she knew she would die soon. Katie finally realizes why Lynn had taught her the word “Kira-Kira”.
Life is weird when you 're being raised by your great grandmother. Born October 30th Estelle was left in the care of her great grandmother since her mother and father weren 't ready for a child yet, both still in high school. Marguerite 's own daughter, Estelle 's grandmother, had passed in a car wreck three years before hand and her son in law wanted nothing to do with the new baby. So Marguerite took the infant Estelle from her birth city of Abbeville, Louisiana and went back to her own home in New Orleans. Raised in a rural environment Estelle was brought up along side the neighbors children and basically allowed to raise hell for most of her childhood.
I dropped out of high school at 9th grade to help provide for my family. My mother was in jail for a drunk driving offense and my father wasn’t around. I lived with my grandparents and with my brother and I, a family of four scrapped by off my grandfather pension. It wasn’t enough. My grandmother pulled me out of school, at my insistence, and told the school that I was going to be homeschooled now.
When my mom was in college for nursing she had to do clinical 's. She couldn 't choose where they put her but she could say what ones worked the best for her. Even tho she told them not to put her in Independence they still did. So me my brother and sister all had to stay with my grandma and grandpa for like 1 or 1 ½ months. But anyway when she was in Independence I had my birthday (May 8th) I turned 11.
Have you ever wondered how teen parents live and survive in the world we live in today? Amanda was a teenage girl who didn’t mean to get pregnant. She found out when she went to the doctors for stomach aches. The next day she told her mother and her mother is very disappointed in her. After a few weeks went by, she moved in with her baby’s daddy.