Shereen Mahdavi

Mental illness

" stressful job or home life makes some people more susceptible, as do traumatic life events like being the victim of a crime." In the Glass Castle, the moms job as a teacher is very stressful for her. She starts having random outbursts. She always steals from stores.


In the Glass Castle, the dad is an example of civil disobedience. He doesn't support anything that has to do with the law. He does not follow any rules. He makes the rest of his family be like the way he is as well.He doesnt pay taxes, bills, ect. He doesnt want anything to do with the government. When he gets in trouble with the government, his way of solving the problem is running away.

Alcohol Alert

"One type

of alcoholic is the belligerent

type who is verbally abusive and is consistently looking for an

argument."Thi relates to the dad because when he starts to drink, he becomes a whole new person. He beats rosemary, and he is verbally and physically abusive to all of them. He looks for arguments to fight with Rosemary. He turns into a crazy animal.


This act by the Federal Government could help jeannettes family by them having a stable life and not being homeless anymore.


After reading this article, i think Jeanettes parents should have lost their parental rights because they do fit the criteria in a "bad parent". They dont't provide for the family. Rex is a drunk. They neglect the kids. They just are bad parents.


Based on the article, i do beileve Jeanettes parents exhibited educational neglect because they dont care about there childrens hard work. There children work harder thasn they do and they have more stable lives towards the end of the novel. The definition of Educational neglect is a parent or guardian's failure to ensure the child attends school as required by law.