Things escalated quikcly
Samantha Joy had children of her own, which she treated with perfect love and care, and so it’s hard to understand why she treated Greg as if he were a maid. This hostage situation, where he lived in shameful conditions, lasted four years.
At first, Samantha allowed Gregory to attend school, which allowed him to feel somewhat like a normal kid; but soon enough she pulled him out. Greg did what any sensible kid would, and the only thing he could think of – and complained to the school counselor on the disgraceful conditions he was forced to live in. When Samantha found out about this, she immediately pulled him out of school.