There are countless families with impoverished, single mothers with many children of a minority race that are discriminated against. Especially around the 50s and 60s when the novel is set, immigrant women did not have high chances of being hired for a stable enough job to support their family. This then causes the mother to grow tired and weary, too drained to take care of their children like they should. After a while, the neighbors stop caring and ignore them rather than help them, and the children run about without any care for the consequences of their actions. Some of these consequences aren’t that bad; however, in cases like the Vargases’, the lack of proper supervision, guidance, and care can lead to horrible occurrences like the death of a
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.
Homeless families are primarily lead by single parents, typically mothers. Significant factors that contribute to homelessness include the inability for individuals to attain affordable housing, reduced access to support programs, and a low minimum wage (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 2003). Many of these circumstances are accentuated by a variation of personal struggles endured by the family. Such challenges manifest themselves in family violence, mental and physical health, and financial struggles. A family without access to resources and support systems is expected to find the maintenance of a viable home environment difficult.
The role of a parent in the life of a child can effect the kind of person the child becomes, especially to the girls. When a person does not have a parent to provide for them and protect them, they can learn behaviours that are destructive. Heather's O'neil's Novel Lallubies for Little Criminals show us how having a lack of parental guide can effect ones ability to develop a relationship with others. First example is living without a mother, baby and Jules, the father, it shows here how without mother the roles of the family become twisted. There is no advice from parents, lead's Baby to a over exposed criminally environment, for example, baby becomes prostitute, drug addiction and etc.
Growing up without one of the parents in the home is difficult on the development of the child. Some kids in this situation grow up with a sense of entitlement and arrogance, which leads them to have confrontations against authority. Teaching children about equality and responsibility while they are young will help them grow up as respectful, law abiding
When children are forced out over and over again it makes them feel unwanted or that they did something wrong. Patricia George writes, “Shuttling children off to a strangers home for a period of days or weeks, only to be potentially shuttled off to another home… simply underscores the frightening and traumatic experience of seeing ones family fall apart” (George and Walker). Not only do children have to deal with the constant moving around, they also have to deal with complications such as sibling separation. Sometimes a family isn't always looking to foster or adopt more than one child at at time so social workers tear brothers and sisters apart. In some cases, siblings will never see each other for years or even ever
A child was in a dangerous situation,when a mother got custody over her son it states, “The judge rejected a foster mother's petition for adoption, stating that an African-American child would be better off with an African-American parent.” (Source D). A child was not allowed to stay with his foster family because they were of a different race; therefore he had to go back to his mother, who was recently in jail and who had killed her infant baby. Putting the kid in a dangerous situation where he could potentially die, all because the judge was against a transracial adoption. As a result of people’s beliefs and views, there are a lot of kids in color in agencies, it states, “More than 550,000 children are now in foster care in the United States, and many of them are African-American. Studies show that black boys are the least likely to be adopted and often "age out" of foster care at 18.” (Source E).Some kids are not fortunate to leave the foster care system because of controversial beliefs; therefore they live in these unsafe environments until they turn 18 and leave.
Essay #2 Parents play a very important role in the lives of their children. If parents do it in the right way, it positively impacts children’s mental and emotional condition. One of the main characters from the short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates, Connie, does not have that kind of relationships with her parents, with who she can share her thoughts or who to get a good advice from. The main reason of all Connie’s mental and emotional problems is that her parents do not play a good role model for her and compare with the older sister. Being parents is far more than just providing children with food and clothes.
Baby encounters 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 made 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,
“I want to help her, but she keeps rejecting me.” (74) This quote shows how damaged Thebes is by anxiety and because by rejecting any help from her peers is also a sign of anxiety. Being alone does not aid the situation, her older brother Logan is not mature enough to fully understand what is happening to his sister so he cannot help her. Another example of how this is a dysfunctional family is how everyone has trust issues. If you cannot trust your family members, then who can you really trust? “The Flying Troutmans” really embodies a dysfunctional bond between every character in this novel.