He was abandoned by his father at the age of two and by his mother by the time he was ten. He was then raised by his factory worker “abuelos”, grandmother, Benita Gutierrez, and, Refugio Gutierrez, his step grandfather a construction worker. He was showed very little attention or affection as a child and his difficult childhood would become the center of his comedy. George Lopez never knew his father, never had a birthday party and has never seen a baby picture of him. He was bullied as a child due to the fact he had a large head and was the darkest kid in his class.
Escaped from his family and learned the butch living rules from Al in a gay bar, Jess started his journey. It has never been an easy one. Jess wasn’t safe at home because she was neither a cute girl nor a naughty boy. It’s unbearable to live in a family that doesn’t accept your own identity and tried to “correct” it from time to time. Jess isn’t safe at school, nobody wants to talk to him and he was terribly raped by school football players.
The Blind Side Michael Oher is a seventeen year old guy that was basically all alone; he was just all by himself because his mother was a drug addict who left him and his other brothers when they were little. He was living with one of his family members but it didn’t seem enough so the family members he was living with decided to try to get Michael into Wingate Christian School. But it all worked out actually thanks to Coach Burt’s persuasiveness to let him in because he knew Michael could be a great part of the football program they had at school. Things were really odd and strange to Michael when he had his first day at Wingate Christian School because he hadn’t been at school for so long and because he didn’t knew what students and teachers were discussing
David no longer existed in his family, and he was now referred to as “The Boy”. Steven and Catherine’s marriage became worse over time, blamed onto David from many midnight beatings in the family kitchen. David was becoming even more resilient to his mother by just taking the beatings and waiting for her to run out of
School has become his only escape from his living nightmare and horrid home environment. His mother begins to deny him food, forcing David to steal the other children’s lunches at school. David is often caught doing so, thus making his mother even more infuriated; as well as setting David up for relentless bullying from his classmates. By the first grade, David had become an outsider to his own family. He was no longer allowed to eat meals alongside his family, play with his brothers, watch television, leave the house, or look at or speak to anyone.
His mother, Gloria, was struggling to raise three children by herself. The family moved in with an older couple who offered to help them. Nathaniel couldn’t be watched all the time so he would all ways get into trouble and Nathaniel was a constant source of aggravation for his mother. Police reported that Nathaniel was suspected in over 22 local crimes, ranging from assault to armed robbery. All this by the age of eleven.
Ansel started school, yet he was a poor student and hated going to school due to the great quake which scared him for life by breaking his nose on impact from the ground. Charles Adams took his son out of school and had him privately tutored. Charles also bought Ansel a year pass to the Panama Pacific International Exposition. The Exposition included exhibits on painters, science, machinery, and
Dallas, 1951–1966 After a year in Santo, Speck moved with his mother, his stepfather, and his sister Carolyn to the East Dallas section of Dallas, Texas, living at ten addresses in poor neighborhoods over the next dozen years. Speck loathed his often drunk and frequently absent stepfather, who psychologically abused him with insults and threats.  Speck, a poor student who needed glasses for reading but refused to wear them, struggled through Dallas public schools from fourth through eighth grade, repeating eighth grade at J. L. Long Jr. High School, in part because he refused to recite in class because of a lifelong fear of people staring at him.  In autumn 1957, Speck started ninth grade at Crozier Technical High School, but failed every subject and did not return for the second semester in January 1958, dropping out just after his 16th birthday. Speck had begun drinking alcohol at age 12 and by age 15, was getting drunk almost every day.
At home, he lived in fear of his mother and resented his father for not helping him. His siblings, at the insistence of his mother, often joined in abusing him. Dave Pelzer had every reason to develop into a product of nurture. After entering the foster care program, Dave Pelzer did not know how to behave in society. He defied his foster parents rules and go in trouble at school.
Miguel Castana, the antagonist in We Were Here, is sent to juvinile hall because of the very bad thing he did. His mom could not even look him in the eyes when she delivered him to the institution. The judge sentenced him to three days in juvinlie hall and one year in a group home. While he was spending time in juvinile hall, he was supposed to be writing journal entries about his experience. Well he met Rondell, but that's not that much of an honor because he cant read, and he is way bigger than Miguel.