One Child

One Child This is the remarkable story of a teacher and a terribly traumatised little girl found abandoned on a motorway

  • Title: One Child
  • Author: Torey L. Hayden
  • ISBN: 9780007821112
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is the remarkable story of a teacher and a terribly traumatised little girl found abandoned on a motorway.

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    1. Os Futuros PsicopatasForam nados e criados no desamor!Maltratados, Torturados, Abusados, ViolentadosDesconhecem a ternura e a alegria de viver mas são amigos íntimos do ódio e dos seus parentes chegados - a raiva, a violência e a tortura!São pequenos monstros e futuros psicopatas! Só conhecem e induzem infelicidade!São um lixo social rejeitado por todos. Mas há quem se dedique a reciclá-los!E esta é a tocante história que nos conta como um desses seres indesejáveis foi gradualmente r [...]

    2. Bacalah buku ini disaat kamu gundah. Saat pacarmu membatalkan janji kencan disaat-saat terakhir, saat ibumu di rumah sedang gencar-gencarnya marah-marah, saat pekerjaan kamu di kantor terasa begitu menekan, saat kamu merasa dunia tak lagi bersahabat dengan kamu. Baca buku ini, dan kamu akan tahu.Tahu rasanya bersyukur kamu tidak mengalami kehidupan seperti Sheila, atau anak-anak lainnya di kelas Torey.Tahu rasanya bersyukur bahwa apa yang kamu hadapi kali ini adalah permasalahan hidup yang sepel [...]

    3. "A dignidade envolve-a como um manto. De súbito éramos iguais. Deixou de existir uma mulher e uma criança. Eu já não era a mais inteligente, a mais esperta, a mais forte. Éramos iguais na nossa humanidade."É com esta humildade, com esta simplicidade e verdade que Torey se mostra. Despida de preconceitos, sem certezas absolutas e irrefutáveis mas antes na condição de aprendizagem contínua, de dúvidas, de erros e de avanços. É cativante esta transparência na narração. Este é o se [...]

    4. I remember reading this story as a child and being engrossed in it. It's reminiscent of "A child called It" because of its extreme depiction of a child in severe abuse and neglect.Reading again as an adult and as an educator who works with at risk children I was horrified. The story is a memoir written by a special ed teacher. She clearly wants to be praised and lauded for her amazing breakthrough with Sheila but all I could think was that Sheila needed to be put into foster care. She was clearl [...]

    5. Sheila came into Torey Hayden’s class for “special children” at the age of 6 after having tied a 3-year-old child to a tree and critically burned him. ONE CHILD is Torey Hayden’s story of her attempt to tap the unbelievable capacity of this tortured child. Parts of this book – the savage sexual molestation – will enrage you. Parts of this book – Sheila’s quiet description of her anger and fears and doubts – will make you cry. And parts of this book – Sheila’s gradual realiz [...]

    6. Esta citação retirado do livro será o melhor resumo do que acabei de ler."Algumas destas crianças vivem com pesadelos tão medonhos nas suas cabeças, que cada movimento fica imbuído de um terror desconhecido. Algumas vivem debaixo de uma violência e perversidade impossível de expressar por palavras. Algumas vivem sem a dignidade concedida aos animais. Algumas vivem sem amor. Algumas vivem sem esperança. No entanto, aguentam. E, na sua maioria, aceitam, por desconhecerem outro tipo de at [...]

    7. I read this when it first came out and it cemented my desire to be a teacher. I still want to be Torey when I grow up. Also, my copy is long gone and I need to get another and re-read this.

    8. The first thing I want to tell you is how much this book made me cry. Buckets full. Maybe even enough to fill an ocean. Ugly cry, even. Unashamed, let-it-all-out, bawling. That’s how much. I’m not even exaggerating. This is significant, because tearjerker movies get me to cry often, but in contrast, only a handful of books have managed to dissolve me into tears. With One Child, I cried often, and I cried long and hard. It’s not only Sheila’s circumstances that made me cry, but also becau [...]

    9. É triste observarmos no mundo casos como o de Sheila.Sheila e Torey foram-me cativando ao longo destas páginas trágicas e tão cheias de falhas.Ao mesmo tempo fico feliz por existirem educadoras e professoras como Torey que não só ensinam como também cicatrizam feridas com o amor, amizade e a esperança depositada nas crianças com problemas.Todos pensavam que Sheila não tinha solução, porém Torey insistiu e provou o contrário.

    10. This book is about a special ed teacher and her relationship with "one child". The child, Sheila, has been severely abused, left on the interstate by her mother, neglected by her father and is only 6 years old. The story is a true store of how Hayden helped Sheila come out of her shell and trust someone will not abandon her and begin to love again.I liked the story, however, the teacher/author, Hayden annoyed me. I felt she made herself into a hero, and very few teachers could be like her and en [...]

    11. Gostei muito da obra, aborda diversos temas bastante interessantes e tem uma mensagem muito forte sobre superação e a força do amor e da compreensão. Considerei a obra um pouco previsível, todavia adorei os temas, as personagens e a mensagem subjacente na obra. Mal vejo a hora de poder ler mais obras desta autora.

    12. It's so difficult to rate and review true books about child abuse, and this one is no exception.Well written, easy to read and a cast of delightful characters. Especially the "crazy kidses." I loved them.However, there was one thing about this book that I have to mention because it affected my overall view of the story. Sheila, six years old and the main character of the story, is sexually abused by her uncle. When he tried to have sex with her she was too small, so he cut her with a knife. Tore [...]

    13. ahh. One Child, by Torey Hayden was just plain FANTASTIC AMAZING GREAT I LOVED the book. It was about a young girl at the age of 5 years old is what I remember. Okay, so she was left on the side of a highway hanging on the gate by her mother, which left her to go live in California with the little girls' only and little brother. Her dad found her and took her back home, where she always gets abused and is taught many things. So when she goes to school, she has the knowledge of a 5th grader. BUT [...]

    14. This is a powerful book written by a special educator. For one of my classes I has to read another one or Torey's experiences "Just Another Kid." Both are based on actual experiences of Torey teaching special education. I really related. She writes in a very raw way so there is inappropriate language spoken by her students. Also, situations of her students are really difficult and hard so be prepared. I felt she wrote in such an honest and straightforward way that she could have been in my class [...]

    15. I read 'One Child' as a junior in high school as part of a project, I recently reread it this past winter. This book highlights how resilient children can be. Nature vs. nurture is explored in this nonfiction story. Six year old Sheila, a poor almost deranged child, is put into Torey Hayden's special needs class after she tried to light another child on fire. She is violent, dirty, and scares the other children in the class until Torey begins to see the real Sheila who is sweet, kind, and a gift [...]

    16. It is an excellent book for teachers of special education. A special child may have immense potential within. They need love and care.

    17. If your a parent, teacher, daycare worker, or just around kids, you NEED to read this book! It has such a great message behind it. I love that she wrote from her experience in the classroom with this student! She never give up on her students! She didn't do anything special, just treated/ showed her students love and respect! Best book I've read about teaching!!

    18. Kisah tentang Sheila ini cukup mengenaskan dan mengharukan. Saat membaca kisahnya, saya dapat merasakan sedihnya, sakitnya, saya bahkan merasa menyayangi dia, walaupun dia tidak berada di dekat saya. Dia hanya seorang gadis kecil. Sayangnya , seorang gadis kecil ini pernah mengalami segala hal buruk yang mungkin dialami orang dewasa, mulai dari ditinggalkan orang yang disayangi, ditelantarkan, dijauhi, dihina, bahkan yang paling parah, dia pernah mengalami tindak pelecehan dan penganiayaan seksu [...]

    19. Magnifico.Devo leggere tutti i libri scritti da questa donna meravigliosa.Questo è un libro che avevo a casa da un po' di tempo, l'avevo trovato usato in un mercatino. Ho aspettato tanto a leggerlo perchè dalla trama mi faceva "paura". Paura nel senso che mi avrebbe fatto soffrire, insomma parliamo di una bambina che ha subito violenze e soprusi e soprattutto è una storia vera. A me queste cose mettono i brividi, le voglio leggere, so che devo farlo ma ne ho sempre paura.Alla fine mi sono dec [...]

    20. The opinion on my blog - flamesmr/2010/06/lLivro: A criança que não queria falarAutora: Torey HaydenNeste livro fala-se de uma violenta criança de seis anos com problemas a níveis sociais e emocionais. Tudo isto muda quando encontra a autora do livro, uma professora de necessidades educativas especiais. O grande problema deste livro é o facto da autora ser muitoCONVENCIDABasta ler a capa do livro para encontrarmos a seguinte frase:"Era uma criança de seis anos insociável, violenta, perdid [...]

    21. Torey Hayden is a teacher of those children society deems "garbage"tistic, schizophrenic, emotionally damaged, suicidal. This was in the seventies and eighties, before autism became a popular disease. I read One Child, a book I've read before, which the story of Sheila, a six year old so abused and emotionally scarred that she takes a neighborhood child out to the woods and sets fire to him. Because no one else will take her into a normal classroom, Torey gets her. She's emaciated, owns one shir [...]

    22. I have read a few of Torey Hayden's books and I had been meaning to read this one for a long time. A usually with Hayden's books, it follows her experiences working with children with special needs and running a special needs class. The main character in the book is Shelia, a very troubled young girl. Shelia comes to Hayden's class at the age of 7, whilst waiting for a placement in a secure unit, after committing a horrible crime on another child. Shelia is a disruptive mute, whose worse attribu [...]

    23. Opinião no blog howtoliveathousandlivesspEsta é a estória verídica de uma criança que foi privada do seu direito à infância, ao amor, a um desenvolvimento saudável. É uma estória que deixará qualquer leitor revoltado perante as injustiças e crueldades perpetradas a uma inocente criança, que nada fez para o merecer. Acho que qualquer pessoa se emocionará a ler este livro, eu sem dúvida que não consegui controlar as lágrimas perante alguns dos atos profundamente cruéis cometidos. [...]

    24. Buku ini membuka mata dan pikiran saya bahwa sikap yang ditunjukkan oleh masing-masing individu merupakan hasil dari apa yang telah mereka alami dahulunya. Kita tidak diperbolehkan menghakimi tindakan orang lain karena masa lalunya bisa jadi berbeda dengan masa lalu kita.Tertulis di warta berita lokal, seorang gadis kecil mengikat seorang anak laki-laki di pohon dan merencanakan untuk membakarnya.Gadis kecil itu bernama Sheila.Sheila mengalami trauma akan masa lalunya. Ia diperkosa oleh pamannya [...]

    25. This book was absorbing and enthralling. It drew me in slowly, introducing Sheila, first, as merely a statistic in a newspaper. Insignificant and unimportant despite the horrendous act which she has committed. This is a good way for us to "meet" this brilliant and joyous little girl because it's how she has been viewed all of her short life. We are told in brutal honesty about Sheila's early life and her upbringing. At 6 she has experiences things a grown adult could barely comprehend but she is [...]

    26. Great book. This book follows the progress of a child that was placed in Ms. Hayden's classroom because there was 'no where else to put her' as she waited for an opening at the state hospital.I felt this book was sincerely written, and very honest. It didn't dance around the subject matter at all. I also felt that Ms. Hayden was writing from a fairly objective perspective. She didn't toot her own horn constantly, nor did she degrade or downplay the roles of others in the process of working with [...]

    27. layak dibaca,gak hanya buat para guru, tapi juga orangtua.buku ini membuktikan bahwa perilaku anak itu terbentuk dari pola asuh di dalam keluargatika anak dibesarkan dengan penolakan dan segala hal negatif lainnya,dia akan menjadi anak yang gak percaya diri,temper tantrum,dan gak percaya dengan orang-orang yang ada di lingkungannyaca buku ini bikin saya sedih sekaligus bergidik, bagaimana ada seorang anak yang berusia 6 tahun bisa menangis dalam diam, memendam traumanya sedemikian rupa, menimbun [...]

    28. One of my most loved books of all time. I read it many times as a teenager and in my 20's until I lost track of my copy. Finally picked up a new copy, and it was like being reunited with an old friend. Torey Hayden's One Child was the first book I ever read about behaviorally challenged children. I loved it so much back then, that I eagerly went off in search of her other titles, and eventually branched out into other teacher-authors (like Mary MacCracken). There are now many titles in this cate [...]

    29. THIS IS FOR "ONE CHILD" ONLY I first formed my relationship with Sheila in the 5th grade as part of an advanced English class. I remember thinking oh my gosh this really happened to such a brilliant child. Sheila was a 5 yr old child who lived in such horrific circumstances that the rats round her had better lives. She is considered helpless after she sets a 3yr old on fire. No where to go the State puts her in a special education classroom. There she meets Torey a teacher, who helps Sheila blos [...]

    30. This was the first book I have read by Torey Hayden and the first book I have read about child abuse. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it or how I would feel about it, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The book was great, it was written beautifully and in good taste. I enjoyed reading this book and will most defiantly being reading the follow up books and other books by Torey Hayden in the future. Very glad I read it. 5/5

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