Uninvolved Parenting In The Glass Castle

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In the novel The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, Rex and Rosemary Walls exemplify uninvolved parenting. Kendra Cherry author of “The Four Styles of Parenting” discusses how uninvolved parents tend to neglect the children and their needs. “When we tried to help him he cursed and lurched at us swinging his fist” (122). Rex practically avoids the kids and neglects any sort of help although he was in need and he also almost ended up hitting one of the kids. Another thing Cherry talks about is that uninvolved parents are detached from their children’s lives. “I was hungry, Mom was at work on a painting and no one else was there to fix them for me” (15). Here Jeannette explains how her Mom was always working on a painting and did not have time to
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