Your Children. Your Choice?
By: Breanna Hassell
Journal #1 The Glass Castle
- At the beginning of the book I thought that Jeannette’s mother was a really and had money, but after I continued reading I found that she let her three year old daughter cook by herself on the stove. I think that her mother is irresponsible towards her children and really care free. She doesn't seem to care about her children because her mind is always set on painting. I think that Jeannette’s mother might be trying to get her kids to rely on themselves instead of everyone around them.
B). How do Jeannette's parents explain the "skedaddle"? How do they justify all the moves? What are Jeannette and her siblings reactions to constantly moving?
- I think that they explain the skedaddle, like when they are constantly moving from place to place, Jeannette’s father says that they get tired of staying in the same place for too long. Lori asks Jeannette one time while they are moving how she likes it and Jeannette at that time.
Nature vs. Nurture Essay
Are you a Helicopter parent?
1). Helicopter parenting allows parents to become more involved in their childrens lives, and increases the childs' productivity.
2). Helicopter parenting leads parents to become to everly involved in their childs' lives, which causes the children to become too dependant and lack responsibility.
3). In many cases, helicopter parenting increases the child's productivity, but it could also cause the child to become too dependant and lack responsibility.
Conversation with Famous Writers
I think that Jeannette is amazing the way that she survived through her childhood. The troubles and hardships that she went through; then, to still rise above everything as she got older and make a better life for herself than she ever had. Jeannette seems to have a very charismatic view of the book and the hardships that she went through during her life. When the person asked about how Jeanette felt about what people commented on the book about her parents. She said that she "was shocked how hard people came down on her mother and father". It was funny how she never passed judgement on her parents in the book, but that she left it up to the readers. I wonder why she found it startling and interesting when anyone would say something strong toward her parents?