"White Oleander," by Janet Fitch is a book that viciously grabs my mind and emotions and plays with both my intellectual and emotional comfort. It is a heartbreaking story of a young, twelve year old girl, who is taken away from her mother whom she is deeply attached to and placed in a series of abusive and harsh foster homes. This is because her mother is sent to a life-sentence in prison for first-degree murder of her boyfriend. Having grown up in a loving, caring household, I cannot imagine having to endure the suffering the main character, Astrid, did. Throughout her foster homes, she was forced into child labor, starved, and even shot at with a gun by one of her foster mothers.
Serial killers usually have a traumatic childhood, so it must be apparent that something went tremendously wrong with Aileen as a child that led her to be a psychotic serial killer. One of the main reasons that Aileen Wuornos became a serial killer was due to her upbringing. Her mother abandoned her very early in her childhood and her father was a convicted pedophile who eventually committed suicide in prison. One could only assume that she was adopted by close family members or a foster child. Another disturbing revelation about her childhood was that Aileen had sexual relations at a young age, but with her brother Keith.
Sleepless nights often follow days when Calyn refuses to nap. Calyn made his mother angry because his has sleepless and lack of relaxation in the relationship. Have this problem Calyn's parents went to Treatment Centre for help their problems with his son and what was done. The parents will look into their backgrounds and also of their children. His mother had painful delivery and it was a troubling start for Calyn, and she wasn't with him first three month.
Sixty years later, Sarah’s tragic story intertwines with that of middle aged reporter, Julia. Sarah’s Key follows Julia’s investigation into the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup where Jewish families where arrested and taken to a bicycle stadium and then shipped to Auschwitz. In her research, Julia stumbles onto a trail of hidden secrets, secrets that will change the life of her and many others that link to Sarah Starzynski. During the middle of the night on July 16th, Sarah who refused let the French police harm her little brother Michel, locks him in their hiding place, a secret cabinet in their room. She tells him she would come back for him and is then taken away with her parents in local street cars to an old bicycle stadium.
Precious has been abused by her parents in many capacities for most of her life. She is raped by her father, hit, told she is stupid and worthless, sexually abused by her mother, as well as forced to endure a whole host of other abuses. She appears to possibly be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to the major traumas faced throughout her life. Both of her children have been fathered by her own biological father, who no longer lives with the family. Despite all of the struggles that she faces, Precious is incredibly resilient and strong.
She was a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; no longer a boy, but an "it." A Child Called “It” describes one of the worst documented cases of child abuse in California history. Dave lived I a world of starvation, cruelty, and torture from the age of four until he was rescued by school officials at the age of twelve. In the following scene, Dave’s mother is yelling at him and tried to force him to lie on flames so she could watch
She finds daily work challenges and working with driven people to be highly motivating and she sees herself as a “star” at work. Based on her beliefs of what makes a good parent, she is also highly motivated to be a devoted mother at home. The motivators are conflicting and she is feeling pressured, guilty, unhappy and stressed, The MARS model of individual behaviour and performance is a good illustration of Anna’s current difficult situation. Her behaviour and performance is deteriorating as role perceptions and situational factors clash with her motivators. Motivation – Anna much prefers the daily challenges of working on a client site over working on internal office projects.
Building the Bonds of Attachment Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children by Daniel Hughes I. Issue of Child Abuse a. Fictional case study of Katie that follows her from birth through eight yrs. b. Parents of Katie—Sally and Mike and their relationship c. Neglect of infant but Sally provides basic needs but not on a regular basis d. Age two—physical abuse of Katie starts with father hitting her and shoving her away and verbal abuse from both parents e. Age three to five—physical and verbal abuse from both parents, Katie is not getting her basic needs meet on a regular basis f. Age five—after a severe beating , neighbor calls police to report and Katie is placed into permanent state custody II. Summary of the book This book follows the neglect and abuse of Katie and is told in story format for parts of the book.
Without the understanding that the world is not a perfect place, it becomes near impossible to deal with the negative and preserver. In “I Am Capable of More Than I Think I Am” author Gregg Rogers talks about how he and his wife struggled to deal with the news of finding out their unborn daughter had Down syndrome. When Rogers writes, “for months I was terrified. My wife, Lucy, and I now refer to the period of time leading up to my daughter’s birth as “The Pit.” We barely spoke to each other because we didn’t know what to say. We simply suffered through each day, together, but feeling terribly alone” he is illustrating how fear can become paralyzing (par.
My daughter Jasmine, who is 13 years old, is really a defiant pre-teen and lies about not coming home on time and fights with my five year-old boy; this stresses me out enormously. My daughter Kiara, who is 17 years old, has a 5 month-old son which also causes me to stress because she wants to get married and keeps on asking me to sign so she can get married. Every time I say no, there is crying and a cat fight because I tell her she is too young, and she is not ready for it. Last, but not least stressful, is my financial difficulties. My husband, is the only one that works.