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Judith McGuinness

This passage made me feel sad and lonely and very small. This child was confused and afraid, s/he had no choice and no voice. S/He wasn’t given any opportunity to be heard because no one was explaining anything to her/him. S/He knew something bad would happen if her/his daddy continued to drink and s/he already felt bad about causing this problem but s/he did nothing wrong. S/He needs to be told that being honest is the right thing and that things can better when you tell the truth. It was very unprofessional to tell her/him that this was her/his new home, which would cause more anxiety. (Why wasn’t the child crying or putting up a fight not to leave her/his home?)