Persuasive Essay On Parenting

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Foster child who was forced to eat candy wrappers gives special gift years later (-- removed HTML --)

Parenting is one of the hardest things that a person can do. You’re responsible for another life. It’s your job to keep your kids safe and it’s your job to love them. There are some parents who fail at this utterly and their children end up in the foster care system. Sometimes it isn’t because of malicious behavior but because of circumstances. Sometimes, though, it’s because parents are simply horrible people and their children have suffered while being in their care. This is the type of situation two little girls were removed from and this is the story of their ability to overcome their horrible past.
Amy Beth Gardner
Amy Beth Gardner
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These memories can be brought on by a particular trigger or instance, or in the case of this story, by a certain holiday.

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Bad memories of Halloween
For most kids Halloween is a time of serious delight. They get to pick out a costume, dress up, pretend they’re their favorite character, and then go around the neighborhood getting free candy that’ll last them for weeks, if not a month or two. Halloween is the second favorite holiday of every kid (Christmas being the first). But for Amy Beth’s two little girls this wasn’t the case. Halloween for them was a great source of anxiety and Amy Beth noticed that right away.
The first year that the girls lived with Amy Beth and her husband they froze every time either one of them mentioned Halloween. That isn’t a typical child’s response and so she sat the girls down and asked them if they had ever taken part in Halloween before arriving at the Gardner’s house. The two little girls told her that they had, but Amy Beth quickly realized this was going to be a horrible story.
One Halloween after trick or treating, the girls had their candy taken away from them by an adult (Amy Beth didn’t elaborate which adult in the girls’ past did this). The adult then ate it in front of them while making the girls watch. Seeing this, the girls began to cry, and the adult then gave the empty wrappers of the candy back to the girls and forced them to eat the wrappers. That was the most prominent memory that
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