Dina Sanichar, the feral boy found after being raised by wolves and was the inspiration for The Jungle Book’s character of Mowgli
Wild how those first 7 years made such an impact that after being with humans for his remaining 28 years he still never learned to talk or anything
You should read about Genie. All linguistics students learn about her.
She was kept in isolation by abusive parents and never learned to speak
If you don’t learn language early enough, you will never be able to
When she was approximately 20 months old, her father began keeping her in a locked room. During this period, he almost always strapped her into a child’s toilet or bound her in a crib with her arms and legs immobilized, forbade anyone from interacting with her, provided her with almost no stimulation of any kind, and left her severely malnourished.
God how can someone do that to their own child, much less any baby that small
Because they are extremely mentally ill. He also beat his wife throughout all of her pregnancies. Seems like nothing was off limits
Authorities then moved her into the first of what would become a series of institutions for disabled adults, and the people running it cut her off from almost everyone she knew and subjected her to extreme physical and emotional abuse
What the fuck
I reread this 3 times in the wiki thinking I misunderstood. People really just suck. This poor girl. My heart ached even more after reading the abuse never stopped.
Wow. I really got caught up in the comments on this one. My heart aches for Genie. Oh God. I sincerely hope her parents were caught, severely tortured and killed, especially the father. What an effing freak of nature he was.