This article reminds me of the Jeannette Wall's story from her book The
Glass Castle. She figured out so many things in life, despite her messed up
parents. She definitely had some things in her development that were missing but
so many things, she was able to learn despite neglect and bad examples from her
parents. The book made me wonder about all the kids who aren't able to
learn the necessary skills to function as adults.This is such an
important issue and it was well covered in this article. Appropriate use of
statistics and interesting example stories. Thank you!
Studies have shown that one of the most mitigating factors for at risk youth is
having adults in their lives who care and are involved. This article seems to
confirm that fact.
A really nice article. Worth reading as I try to understand the problems that
surround my now resident teenage son. Good job to the authors.