Shirley Jackson's View Of Parenting

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Shirley Jackson tells society about parenting, and how important it is to teach your children to be outstanding people because it affects their behavior and how they treat others. Spoken in the viewpoint of Laurie’s mother, we are told countless stories from Laurie about a kid named Charles in his kindergarten class. Charles has very bad behavior, and he seems to be only punished at school. Laurie’s mother starts to notice a change in his behavior and is anxious to meet Charles’s parents. At the PTA meeting, she scans the crowd, looking for a mother who looks like they would let their kid get away with those actions. With no luck, she meets Laurie’s teacher and they discuss Charles. Confused, the kindergarten teacher responds with ‘“Charles?”

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