At the ending of, A Child Called “It” she is the worst: drinks every day and just lies on the couch to watch TV. She loses respect for all of her sons and soon they are all afraid of her. A few days after Christmas, the father of Dave got tired of Catherine and they got separated. She had Dave all to herself now; she could hit him without being stopped and torture him all she wanted. In my opinion, I hated her at the end: this woman just got worse and didn't even get arrested! Child Abuse Laws didn't come around until the 1990’s. She made her children’s life a “living-hell” and didn't get punished for it! If this would've occurred in these times, Catherine could’ve even gotten a death penalty. Mothers with children shouldn't drink and especially not when their children are around. Take Catherine as an example she used to be a good nurturing mother until she began to drink constantly. “When did Catherine Roerva die?” January 1992, she suffered from a heart failure while she slept and didn't survive. (April 17, 1929- January 6, 1992) Catherine used to an angle but turned herself into a demon!