Carolyn Jessop talks about transitioning into the outside world.
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Why would a teenager return to a community that doesn't allow its members to read fiction or watch television? Betty says she missed her old life, family and religion, but her mother says Betty's main motivation was her father.

"Betty's entire world was her father. She loved her father, and out of 54 of his children, she was his princess," Carolyn says. "From the day she was born, he gave her one of his most precious names, a very favorite name that he had chosen for a special daughter."

Carolyn says Betty's age also hindered her transition. "I took her out of the community at an age where there's a lot of controversy between a mother and daughter, as well, and exposed her to a world she was terrified of," she says. "It's just an incredibly difficult situation to integrate a child who's been raised in this society for 14 years."
FROM: Oprah Fridays Live with James Taylor
Published on April 10, 2009

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