Even as Yessill recounted how she adopted her daughter, she never once mentioned that she was selective about adopting. She simply wished to be a mother who could give love to a child that may not have received any previously, Thus proving that single parents tend to be less selective when it comes to adopting a child. Although there are still concerns that a child may not receive all their required needs from a single parent household, there is no guarantee that a two parent household will be able to provide them
The development and importance of attachment in early life Most people believe there is nothing more precious and fulfilling in life than having a family of their own. But what happens if the new parents are unable to form a healthy, loving attachment with their newborns? This essay will explore the development and importance of attachment, its theory, and the significance of a parent nurturing a loving attachment with their baby. Formation of attachment Although the British psychiatrist John Bowlby was not the first to study the psychological effects of having a kind and present caregiver in babies early developmental stages, he was revolutionary in his attachment theory (Goldberg, 2000). His theory is based on the innate relationship that
Amy Morin said, “They often encourage their children to talk with them about their problems, but they usually don't put much effort into discouraging poor choices or bad behavior.” This shows that as parents, they can make their child open up and talk to them but never help them make the right decisions. While they want to be more of a friend, you can argue both sides. A child would love if their parents were their friend and they can be as open as they want to them as if they were in school. But If a child does not have authority figures to protect him/her then there will be little to no rules/boundaries on what they can do then they can have lack of self-discipline, become self-centered, battle with authority, act out, and also take in bad habits such as underage drinking and the use of drugs. Now, why do parents become this way?
Erik Erikson was a developmental psychologist who is most recognized for his eight-stage theory based on the development of humans. Erikson first developed this theory in 1950 and the theory was initially in accordance with Sigmund Freud’s theory (Psychoanalytic theory) but disagreed with Freud that the personality of an individual is based upon early childhood experiences. Not only did Erikson disagree but he then continued to extend the initial stages of human development further into adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Whilst the fact that the article went over the initial eight stages, it’s primary focus was on the stage generativity vs. stagnation and acknowledges that generativity is the means of our society and the development of
Analytic enquiry of the middle child: While we talk of the middle child and their behavior perhaps Bowlby 's attachment theory could bring more insight as we look into life of the middle child earlier in their life. Bowlby believed that that mental health and behavioral problems could be attributed to early childhood. Bowlby’s evolutionary theory of attachment suggests that children come into the world biologically preprogrammed to form attachments with others, because this will help them to survive. This attachment is primarily done with the mother and that humans have been actually developed a biological need to stay attached to the mother. Bowlby postulates that this attachment figure this single attachment was a secure base for the child to hold on to and explore the world.
This way each family has one of each sex. However, in a utopia, the regulation of children would be handled with a great deal of care. The parental duty of care is to provide protection, guidance, appreciation, and love for a child. Moreover, the Houyhnhnms preserve their race, but do not display signs of progression. Their society is not developed to its maximum potential because they have a limited way of
However, in the article called Gender Differences in Parent-Child Relations by Marjorie E. Starrels claims that “there seems to be little about the gender of the parent that distinctively affects his or her influence on children.” Instead, the article claims that paternal nurturance can be as beneficial and maternal nurturance. This study indicates that having a mother figure in a child's life along with having a father figure can be equally as important. Another reason as to why scientists believe that parenting is stereotyped by gender is because there have been claims that depending on the gender of the child, the parent acted differently towards them compared to the other gender. However, on average, most parents do not change the style of parenting that they utilize with one child with another parenting style for a sibling of the child. Instead, this is a stereotype since it is a common belief that mothers are easier on their girls compared to the boys.
Some parents might say no one should tell me how to raise my children, everyone must raise their child as they wishes, I can answer them that not what you think is what will happen, raising a child must be under conditions that help them to improve, and that in the last years a lot of parents whom did not attend classes, their children had problems. I can also pursue him by showing a real life example of a successful program and their effect, according to a fall 2009 article published in The Future of Children. Author Richard P. Barth, dean of the school of social work at the University of Maryland-Baltimore, examined research on several programs: Focus on Families, the Thresholds Mothers’ Project and the Incredible Years.  The first program for a mother in methadone treatment, the second is for mothers with mental illness and the third for children with mental problems. All of these showed a positive
#Stay calm and compassionate when they act out. Adoptive children may have more trouble acclimating to a new environment or even accepting your love and affection. If this happens, keep your cool and react warmly and with compassion. (-- removed HTML --) https://www.helpguide.org/articles/parenting-family/attachment-issues-and-reactive-attachment-disorders.htm (-- removed HTML --) #*For example, they may pull away at your touch or make hurtful comments, like “You’re not my real mom/dad!” You might respond by saying, “That’s right. I’m not your birth mother, but that doesn’t mean I’m not your mom and that I don’t love you.” #*Some adoptive children may have a condition known as [[Work With a Child With Reactive Attachment Disorder | reactive attachment disorder]] in which they greatly distrust others and have trouble managing their emotions.
Both the paternal and maternal representations occupy separate domains, with the father’s domain involving boundaries, reality, and separation while the mother’s domain involves nurturing and comforting. Hence anyone who contains in him/her the paternal domains may become an intrapsychic father for the child. Children don’t have fathers at a cognizant age appropriate one to their fondness, regardless of the fact that they call him "Daddy". This role of an intrapsychic father is assumed by Saguna’s elder brother Bhasker which contributes towards much of her personality. Bhasker played a father figure to her in her childhood.