A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive Topics for Discussion

Dave Pelzer
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Discuss child abuse. What is the definition of abuse? Are there different types of abuse? How many types of abuse did David suffer?

Discuss mental instability. Why do you think Dave's mother abused him? Do you think there is an excuse for what she did? Why do you think Dave's mother abused only him and not his siblings?

Discuss abandonment. Why do you think Dave's father behaved as he did? Should he have done something? Was Dave's father's inaction worse than the abuse the mother perpetrated? Why did the father leave the family? Should he have stayed? Should he have taken Dave? Would Dave have been better off with his father?

Discuss survival. Do you think Dave should have given up hope after all those years? Why do you think Dave continued to fight? What is the significance of Dave saying the Lord's Prayer at the end...

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