When children go out of line, people constantly criticize the parents, thinking dogs must have raised the kids. Considering certain historical cases, this comparison may be more apt than they realize.
Naturally, kids are wild. They have tons of energy and curiosity as their brains develop and learn about the world around them. The earliest impressions can make life-changing and formative decisions for them early on.
When a kid is raised very hands-off, they may just become a little wilder than one whose very structured and rigid life. Then, there are children raised by dogs.
Oxana Malaya is one such person. She was a child so neglected by her parents that it became the responsibility of dogs to raise her- which they did. For the first seven years of her life, she did not grow up as a human child.
After being placed in remedial facilities and extreme social care for the next decade, she overcame that past and regained her lost humanity.
But those years left impacts that continue to affect her now, even after so many advancements have been made, and may continue to affect her for the rest of her life.
10 /10 Family Failure
Oxana Oleksandrivna Malaya was born in November of 1983 in a rural village in Soviet Ukraine. She was born healthy and normal, but to an unfortunately abnormal home.
Her mother left or was driven out of the house very early in her life, so Oxana had only her alcoholic father to raise her.
He abandoned her and stopped caring for her entirely, which led her to the only creatures that did show an interest in her: the dogs.
9 /10 Social Intervention
Oxana remained in the care of dogs until she was seven and a half. After nearly five years without human contact, social service workers were shocked to see her behaving exactly like a dog.
She was taken and put into a foster home for mentally disabled children. She had to undergo specialized education to reintegrate into society and her human mind.