Katie’s caseworker struggles to find a foster home for her and to find the right therapist to help her with her lack of attachment to anyone. In her fourth foster home she is matched with a women who is able to help her and her caseworker found a therapist that connected to her and became a great support for the foster mother as well. III. What I learned The biggest concept that I learned was how truly crucial it is to have early intervention for families; and for some families having that intervention before the birth or even
Shirley Temple Wong is a young girl, a girl whom never loses her connection of her birth. When she had to move she missed her cousins, aunt, uncle and grandparents. Some how Shirley managed to tie together her love of her past life in China and the present life Shirley is now living in Brooklyn. Shirley had to go to school in Brooklyn; Shirley also tried to fir in with the other girls in her class room. Shirley was feeling very lonely, because Shirley thought she wasn’t going to have anyone to talk to.
She is depressed and the only source of connection was how she thought her child could not have handled the intensity of the ugly yellow wallpaper like her. This shows that she does care and think of her child, but her depression made her child another bad factor in her mental health. The mother in “Seventeen Syllables” has a daughter whom she demanded for her to never get married. She loves and cares for her daughter, and since she experienced the pain of marriage, the mother doesn’t want her daughter to be like her. Even though the mother started neglecting the family because of her creative job, she still showed connection with her daughter in the end with her demand.
Illiteracy and Poverty: An Uphill Battle In “The Homeless and Their Children”, Jonathon Kozol describes in depth the daily struggles of a single illiterate woman trying to raise her four young children while living in poverty. The woman who Kozol calls Laura, and her four kids have been living in welfare appointed housing at the Martinique Hotel in New York City. Over the last two years that they have lived at the hotel Laura has found it increasingly difficult to manage her situation. Her situation, Kozol finds, is dealing with problems such as a broken radiator, unsafe beds for her children, raw sewage seeping into her apartment and the inability to read countless pieces of mail, some of which are extremely important. After reading about Laura’s story I am overwhelmed with emotion.
House on Mango Street The novel House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros, portrays a coming of age theme as the main character, Esperanza Cordero, matures from a young girl to a woman. As her family grows, Esperanza moves often from apartment to different houses until she ends up on Mango Street. These stories illustrate typical challenges that Esperanza faces within her neighborhood where unsupervised kids commit crimes and even endure abuse. The Mexican life style seems a stereotype of poor neighborhoods, trouble some kids, and uneducated women ending up as stay-at-home housewives of taking care of the kids and the household needs. These stories illustrate the struggles of the residents of Mango Street who want a better lifestyle.
The Secret Life Of Bees( chapter 1) The journey of Lyli in the Secret Life Of Bees Through her life journeys Lily learns to appreciate the small things in life and to thank those who care. The devastating tragedy of losing a your mother at an early age can drastically affect that one person's life. It can impact the way someone thinks, corresponds with others, and the way someone handles them emotionally. In the novel The Secret Life of Bees Lily Owens loses her mother at the early age of four. During Lily's journey she finds comfort and support in the women that she meets.
The manner in which the nun said that made Esperanza feel like “nothing” (5). Esperanza realizes how poverty affects her and lessens her and her families options. A main object that represents her poverty would be her house and she knows this and understands that she wants a real house and a better life to be happier. Esperanza hates being poor and also hates her house for representing her poverty. The readers can tell she hates her house and poverty when she points out her house to Sister Superior and she “started to cry” (45).
The Devastating Effects of Homelessness, Poverty, and Illiteracy Danielle Grider Ivy Tech Community College ENG111-15H-H1 February 26, 2012 Wendy Kruger The Devastating Effects of Homelessness, Poverty, and Illiteracy Jonathan Kozol is a civil rights activist, educator, and an award-winning author. He is best known for his work with children of color and children of poverty. Kozols’ book “Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America” won the Robert F. Kennedy award. In “The Homeless and Their Children”, taken from Kozols’ book “Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America” tells his readers how homelessness, poverty, and illiteracy have devastating effects on families, especially the children. He also shows his readers that the welfare system in New York City did little to help these families.
Illiteracy: An Avoidable Affliction In the investigative report “The Homeless and Their Children” by Jonathon Kozol taken from “Rachel and Her Children” (1988), Kozol tries to raise illiteracy awareness by investigating the correlation between illiteracy and homelessness. More specifically he focuses on one woman, “Laura”, and her four children, and her struggles with everyday life due to illiteracy. Kozol describes the disheveled conditions of the Martinique Hotel, a New York City welfare hotel, where Laura and four hundred other homeless families live. Kozol starts his writing having just met a broken illiterate woman he refers to as “Laura”. She has lived on the seventh floor of the Martinique for two years.
Hope Edelman’s Struggles Through Marriage In the essay, “The Myth of Co-Parenting: How It Was Supposed to Be. How It Was.” Hope Edelman discusses the difficulties of parenting with a spouse who was seldom present. She also describes her childhood relationship with her parents and how it affects her present relationship with her husband and daughter. This situation is common amongst families today and puts strains on all members in the relationship. The author is a loving wife and parent who experiences complications in her family relationships because of her husband, John, who is spending less time with her and spending more time at work.