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,
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.
Baby’s examples of acceptable behaviours were derived from an environment inundated with prostitutes and drug addicts which negatively impacted her well-being. By her own admission the women she admires were “the young drug addicts” (O’Neill, 2006). Take for instance when Baby saw a prostitute with a tattoo; she decided “I would get a tattoo of a butterfly on me before I turned fourteen” (p.257). Lack of maternal support lead Baby down a dark path, because in the presence of her two foster mothers, Baby flourishes; she feels loved and appreciated because she has a routine. For instance Baby remarked “I wasn’t sure whether I wanted [Isabelle] to let go of me” this is a clear indicator that she needed a mother’s
Throughout the story, the readers begin to realize that love is sometimes just an ideal depending on the character. For example, Baby states that “whatever it is, it’s so far from love, it was easy for me to understand why Alphonse never got jealous when I was with a trick” (O’Neill, 253). From this quote, the readers can infer that Alphonse is not truly loved, only by his prostitutes and a thirteen-year-old girl. Although it does not state why he became a pimp, it is clear that he became one due to the lack of love he received. He also turns to drugs to cope with the non-existent love in his life.
She learned to overcome the feeling of hatred and was appreciative of the fact that the woman gave her son the gift of life, and brought him into the world (Russell para 4). After all, these children deserve a chance to have a family who loves them as if they were their own. Rarely, but still occurring, mothers rethink adoption and want custody of their
Unfit parents negatively affect the child’s emotional development, which leads to behavioral problems. Most parents have o intention to hurt their child on purpose, but sometimes they do it out of lack of experience or parenting skills (Lackovi-Grgin, 2000; Aberle et al., 2007). Adolescent Self-
The good internal mother protected him from the father and also invoked protective feelings in him. But she was still in danger from his sadistic impulses, which produced guilt in him. It was only when these two mothers could integrated in his mind that he was able to feel his love for her more securely. This helped him feel protected against his father’s anger and built faith in him that she was strong enough to contain his father’s and his aggression. This rendered his father and him as less dangerous beings reducing his
Within many of these relationships the parents simply cannot provide enough time to their children to meet in entirety their attachment needs. Long discussed in his article disorganized attachment relationships in infants of adolescent mothers and factors that may augment positive outcomes how adolescent mothers’ due to their own young age and lack of maturity develop unclear lines of their own roles as mothers resulting in a very unorganized relationship with their child. Such disorganized relationships can result in an unreliable parent child relationship. Children of young mothers who act in this way will develop an expectation for little and far in between care. Similarly, children with incarcerated parents develop these same expectations.
If their families were more supportive, the suicide and depression rates would be moderately less. I believe that parents should love their children no matter what their sexual preference is. Family should be the primary source for seeking support and guidance. For example, if a student were to make a racial comment in school, he or she would get punished yet remarks against LGBT are acceptable. Teachers and administrators often fail to cease discrimination of harassment against LGBT youth because they are afraid of facing prejudice from others or because of their own prejudice (Browman, 2001).