Foster kids are more likely to experience health problems and often do not receive normal physical examinations. Families should accept foster kids and treat them as though they are their own. Foster families should be good influences on foster children. Foster care associations always want foster kids to find permanent homes. The goal for a foster kid is most often to reunite with the birthfamily, but can change to adoption if it is in the child’s best interest (www.adopt.org).
New parents are hard to accept, especially when the child has been passed home to home. These attachment issues may restrict the child from moving forward in their lives and excelling in the new environment provided (Robin). The lack of stability in the system is only setting up the children up for failure, according to Stone, “we treated foster children as if they were our own, yet many of them never felt as if they were.” It is difficult for young children and adolescents to comprehend the separation of their parents let alone the process of moving to multiple foster homes while under the guardianship of the state. Other children mask their hesitation at being attached to a family by letting others see only what they want to see. The children are attached, but only on a “superficial level” (Robin).
One teacher mentions that his mother died when he was only two months old (2). There are no facts in the story to support this, but having a mother growing up is vital. Of course, countless kids grow up just fine without mothers and fathers. But in Paul’s case, his father mistreating him and growing up without a mother affects him in many
Studies have shown that thirty percent of children in foster care remain in care for more than two years. The longer children stay in care the more placements they are likely to experience. More than half the children who enter the foster care system will be moved to a different home in their first six months. It is also found that children care for more than two years will experience about three different placements. Nearly all of the moves have nothing to do with bettering the well being of the child.
Therefore, combining the autism and the lack of confidence she expressed after the rescue, we can assume after the fails of the previous development, Genie was apparently not an initiative child. The tragedy case of the feral child Genie shows the critical value of childhood to both cognitive and social development of human. Although her language and social skills had improved a lot since she was rescued, Genie would never become a fully developed person due to the isolation and abuse she had suffered in her
“The other Rose apparently didn't do very well, for I was placed in the vocational track, a euphemism for the bottom level.”. Rose and his family were unware of the scores being switched, and they didn’t realize what this meant for Rose and his future. The school should have taken action on this problem by switching the scores back and placing the two children in the programs they tested into originally. This connects to Rose’s main idea by showing that the children were overlooked, and that the school was not prepared for this situation to
There are more damages than benefits for the families that are separated because one or both parents came to United States to work. Those parents let their children in their origin countries with grandparents or other relatives who take care of them. They do not know if they would be together soon or not, like Lourdes, who promised to go back with her children many times, and she never did. Pg. 36 “Christmas arrives, and Enrique waits by the door.
Since their parenting style is so different, it seems that it affects their children in a negative way throughout their childhood, but in the end it makes Jeannette become a better and more successful person. Since the Walls family is so poor and homeless it seems that Rex and Rosemary are not always there to give their children the support and comfort that kids need at a young age. Instead of giving love and comfort, they decide to teach their kids how to be tough and how to learn to do things themselves. Unlike most parents, who focus on supporting, caring for their children first, and then teaching them how to live on their own once they get much older. This attentive parenting method is not visible in the Walls’ family.
For parents who work, it can be hard to find a babysitter for their children when they have a couple days off of school. McCracken had a mom that taught in a traditional school, but she and her sister were in a year round school so they were by themselves for a long time. When they had 2 to 3 weeks off of school it was hard to find a babysitter for a short amount of time (“The Pros and Cons of Year-Round Schools”). Additionally, most year round schools have 45 days of learning, then they have a 15 day break, before they go back to school again (“Year-Round Education Program Guide”). This schedule puts so much pressure on parents to find a good babysitter for 15 days only, then having to find another babysitter 45 days later.