Parenting In The Glass Castle By Jeannette Walls's The Glass Castle

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Parenting is not one of the easiest jobs in the world to have; you either are responsible enough to parent or you're not responsible enough.You have to be able to raise a child from birth and teach he/she all the necessary tools to succeed in life. As said in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Work, “Parenting is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood” (245). All parents will raise their children in different ways, whether they are very strict or they’re lenient, others can be easy going and strict depending on the situation and the way they group up will shape them into who they become as adults as shown in The Glass Castle with Jeannette Walls and her parents.
In the memoir The Glass Castle written by Jeannette Walls, she writes about her childhood and how she grew up with an alcoholic father, Rex, a careless and stubborn mother, Rose Mary, and her two sisters, Lori and Maureen, and one brother, Brian. The way her parents raised them from letting them do anything to sometime almost abandoning them is not what you would see in today's society that often and the parent sno get in trouble for it. While reading The Glass Castle, noticing the reasoning why the parents are so lenient, unless a choice could cause fatality, is because they have nothing to lose, the only way their life could get any worse is if one of their children died.The children had to learn how to do
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