Social activist Nee Gloria Watkins in her second chapter of the book , states that there can be no love without justice.Until we live in a culture that not only respects but also upholds basic civil right for children , most children will not know love. She supports this claim by first acquainting how we attain love , then, classifying cause and effect of abuse, and finally by contributing the reader solutions.Watkins's purpose is to have a functional society but in order to have a functional society parents or guardians need to teach their children how to be responsible without abusing , overindulging, or neglecting them.Nee Gloria Watkins Justice : Childhood Love Lessons was written to inform parents or guardians to teach their children responsibility and love to be able to have a functional society , and through her use of logical reasonings ,emotion, and her credibility as a writer , she was effective in achieving that purpose.Hook was very effective in persuading her readers due to her use of logical reasonings, personal anecdotes, and credibility as a writer and educator.
Hook uses numerous logical reasonings to support that ,"Abuse and neglect negate love." For example , she uses Shelby's story of how his father abused him and his father's love became misdirected to him.We became so confused about love because and get so attached to our parents thinking they love us even though they abuse us and as we grow older we attend to do the same thing, abuse our own children.Hook also states that "Why was harsh punishment a gesture of love As children do , we pretend to accept this grown-up logic , but we know in our hearts it was not right", We pretend to accept this grown-up logic because our parents tell us as a young child , everything they do is for "our own good" which it not true .This becomes very affective to the reader because of all the logic examples she provides.
Secondly , hook uses many personal anecdotes to support her argument that when children like these are overindulge either materially or by being allowed to act out , this is a form of neglect.