Moreover, Baby encounters rejection and stigma from authority figures and classmates, further contributing to her low self-esteem. For example, after a school teacher informed Xavier’s parents that, Baby is a troubled child from a broken home- Baby is unwelcome at his house. Lauren was Baby friend; however after witnessing Baby’s home life she humiliated and excluded Baby. Furthermore, they were many instances where the social workers and teachers could have intervened and make a positive difference in Baby’s life. However, they all fail to do so; Baby lamented "they are afraid of my sadness" (O'Neill, 2006, p.128).
Baby encounter rejection and stigma from her father, authority figures and classmates which bestow upon her little self-worth. O’Neill (2006) “I couldn’t plead for any rights because I didn’t have any.” (p. 72). • Society feared her sadness and teachers and social workers perpetuated the notion that she is a troubled kid. Baby said: “they are afraid of my sadness” (O’Neill, 2006, p.128). • Baby is unwelcomed at Xavier’s house after a school teacher informed his parents that, Baby is a troubled child from a broken home.
The novel Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill is narrated by Baby -- the 12 year old protagonist and daughter of a single father and heroin addict, Jules. Baby never knew her mother and is unaware that she has any other family. They live in various shabby hotels in Montreal’s red light district. This paper is an exploration of the pathway effects caused by lack of familial support and how Jules addiction created a milieu that leads to Baby being ostracised by society. Suggestions are offered to alleviate their struggles.
Heathers O'neil novel Lallubies for little criminals displays the difficulty of having a good relationship without parental guidance. The father, Jules, is not only absent physically, allowing Baby to float from one foster home to the next, but because of his drug addiction, even when he is present, he is absent & Baby has never known her mother, as she died at a young age. Jules constant absent presence impacts Baby's of innocence and proves to be destructive to her well-being. To prove this when Baby is growing up she become familiar with Jules addiction to "chocolate milk" (page 18) when she was younger Jules usage of this drug didn't bother her, because she didn't know what was going on. But as she grows up she become addicted to this and abuse.
The novel Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill is narrated by Baby -- the 12 year old protagonist and daughter of a single father and heroin addict, Jules. Baby never knew her mother and is unaware that she has any other family. They live in various dilapidated hotels in Montreal’s red light district. As Karl Marx famously said “[People] make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past." Likewise, the selection of her family and the environment in which she lived were not determined by Baby.
While reading the story “Lullabies for Little Criminals” by Heather O'neill, we have be introduced to one of the main characters of the story, Baby. Baby is a twelve year old little girl who later in the story turns thirteen. She has stringy blonde hair and is really skinny. Her mother died when she was very young, so all she really has is her drug addict father, Jules. Closer to the beginning of the story Baby believes that even though her father does not treat her very well that he is still a great person.
(Cherry, 2014). Kohlberg discovered social development is the moral reasoning change as people grew older where he came up with three levels divided into six stages based on his interviews of 72 Chicago boys aged 10-16 years for a span of 20 years. (Cherry, 2014). Harlow believed attachments were most likely to form with those who responded accurately to the baby’s signals, not the person they spent most time with as they develop as the grow up as he did his research with baby monkeys(McLeod, 2014.) According to theorist, how does the child develop socially Freud first stage was oral stage which is the infant’s primary source of interaction through the mouth.
His dad's love and care is all he needed and maybe he would not have been the person that he turned out to be. Another reason that he was an example of nurture because of his high school years. When everyone found out that he was homosexual they started to harass and bully him. He would also felt lonely because he could not participate in the activities that all of the other children were playing because of the heart condition. He was not that athletic but there is a chance a friendship of some sort would have come out of him just playing with them.
Adults who abandoned the responsibilities of being parents became irrelevant to the lives of their own children. The lack of compassion, kindness, love, and apologies for actions widens the gap in familial bond. In place of George and Lydia, the house becomes the "mother . . .
This is perhaps why he believes it doesn’t have to be the mother who gives the child love and affection in their early years. John Bowlby feels that the relationship between baby and mother or caregiver should develop before the age of two and a half years otherwise the child could be at risk of emotional or social disturbance. For example, not being able to make friends further on in life, or being unable to express