The Glass Castle Real World issues

Mental Illness

"A person's thinking, feeling or mood may affect and disrupt his ability to relate to others and function in daily life"

Alcoholism

Living with an alcoholic is a family affair. Because it subjects all

members of a household to constant stress and fears of various

kinds, it has often been referred to as a “family illness.” To one

degree or another, all members of the family are affected.

Parenting

Based on the article, I 100% think that Jeannette's parents should have lost their parental rights. They've commited way more than one offense that would terminate their parental rights. Rex has long-term alcohol use. They fail to support their children. There are just so many things that add up that shouldn't even be there in the first place.