Discuss the following quote from page 59: “Kids like us

Discuss the following quote from page 59: “Kids like us longed for a home with adults. We desperately wanted love, nurturing, security. But foster care put us with people who didn’t necessarily have a long-term commitment to us. Key adults had already let us down; how could we expect anything better from strangers?”

  • How was this longing affecting the children’s emotional and behavioral development in the story?
  • Why do fatherless and motherless children need mentors? (as seen in the story compared to your reading)
  • Link this quote to Carl Roger’s points of self-concept, self-actualization, and need for positive regard. In this situation, would Robby ever achieve self-actualization? true for any child? 
 

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