Chapter 3, When Singing Was All for Her Benefit Summary and Analysis
Genie was moved into the Laughlin Park home of David and Marilyn Rigler and their three children. The couple had a dog, but Genie was deeply afraid of it. For weeks the Rigler's introduced Genie to the dog by placing a glass door between the two, slowly removing it until the day Genie could touch the dog without fear. Also upon her arrival in the Rigler home, Genie lost some of her advances with potty training and would defecate in inappropriate places. Genie also continued to have temper tantrums that Marilyn Rigler found herself forced to help Genie with, forced to encourage the child to display her anger outward rather than internally.
Curtiss continued to visit with Genie. Curtiss found that the more Genie relaxed in the Rigler home, the more she advanced in her speech. Soon Genie was once again speaking in two...