The Glass Castle Response

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Jeannette Wall’s memoir “The Glass Castle” written in 2005, talks about her unique childhood sharing memories of her father, mother and siblings. She retells her personal story growing up with irresponsible and neglectful parents. Mr. and Mrs. Walls left their children to fend for themselves for the basic needs, such as food and shelter. Even though Rose and Rex were unfit parents, I believe the children should remain in their parents care because through their experience and various lifestyles; they gained a lot of knowledge and intelligence that could be used later in life. If the Walls’ children were removed from their parents care and placed into foster care they could develop behavioral problems, attachment disorder, experience trauma …show more content…
Doyle explains although an abusive family environment is undoubtedly harmful to child development, removing a child from home may be traumatic as well (Doyle). Being moved from placement to placement can cause instability for a child and be a serious problem for child development. There may not be a foster home to place a child in so the social worker will do a temporary placement. While in temporary placement the child can get abused by the foster parent or other children in the home causing trauma which can cause the child to shut down or develop or symptoms like PTSD. The Walls children had to grow up quick due to their parent’s bad decisions. The parents never physically or psychologically abused their children. They did their best due to the circumstances that they were living in. The mom was free-spirited and careless she had her own way of saying things to make situations better. The father Rex believed his children needed to be exposed to things in order for them to learn on their own how to handle things, …show more content…
Sex trafficking in which commercial sex is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which a person induced to perform such an act has not attained 18 years of age; or the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor services, through use of coercion, for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage and slavery (Fong). In the United States, runaway, homeless, kidnapped children or children in or leaving foster cares are at elevated risk of forced prostitution and trafficking (Fong). The Walls’ girl’s could have easy became subject to sex trafficking if they were in the foster care system because they lacked parental support and a lot of their needs were not met. Sex trafficking can become glamorous to some girls because they obtain money and sometimes they can develop a relationship with the person that is trafficking

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