Many years ago, there was a saying which was highlighted, divorce parents result in unhappy children and it is still moving around in society. Rate of divorce has started to increase when some parents only concern about their own self-interest and children are paying price for their action as a result. The effect of divorce in family is an important issue that should be handled properly to maintain the welfare of the children. “Divorce is no longer taboo but it still damages children and for some children the suffering goes on into adulthood and even old age”. (Doughty.S., 2012) Even though the word divorce is common nowadays, it is still considered as a social disgrace which leads to family breakdown and the children continues to face irreparable damages and suffering throughout their lives.
“Crime and Bad lives are the measure of a state’s failure, all crimes in the end are the crimes of the community”- H. G. Wells. The crucial moment of a child’s life is being young. This is because the mind is understanding the differentiation of good and bad. Children are also affected by their parents, since parents behavior acts as a model for a child to pick on. Overall, when a child is living in an impoverished environment and parents are working multiple jobs.
As well as the effect of the divorce, the child can have a psychological problem. In this case, divorce of parents can lead to signs of distress because of hurt feelings or loss of support from parents. A child may stop eating or have a hard time sleeping. A child may become more emotional. Some children are constantly worrying while others are angry or sad.
Introduction Divorce has negative consequences which includes the damaged self-esteem. However, when the conflict of parents lasts, the greater the impact is to the child. Many children were traumatized in conflict during divorce. Thus, the separation of husband and wife affects a child’s fear on troubles. To prove this point, the researcher begins with defining what divorce is.
The sad part is when one of the family members gave up and the others have no choice but to accept and let go. Broken Family is a family with children involved where parents are legally or illegally separated whose parents have decided to go and live their lives separately for several reasons/problems. No matter how perfect a family is there are still problems that they will encounter. Having a broken family is not a joke. Imagine children looked depressed, bullying their schoolmates or friends, getting bad grades.
Parents’ divorce has both short- and long-term effects on children. Some short-term effects include (1) children might feel guilty or responsible for the divorce, (2) they may become increasingly aggressive, violent and/or uncooperative, lashing out at both parents, (3) may become emotionally needy out of fear of being abandoned, (4) may lose the ability to concentrate which could then affect academic performance, and (5) may develop intense feelings of grief and loss. Although many of the effects of divorce on children are short term after which they fade once the child has time to adjust to the new family situation and all the changes that have occurred, there are many cases where the effects may be long term. The children of divorced parents may be more likely to: (1) be less educated, (2) experience poverty and/or socio-economic disadvantage, (3) exhibit anti-social behaviour as well as other behavioural problems such as (4) suffer from drug and or alcohol addictions, and (5) experience separation and/or divorce
This could leave the child not knowing which parent to trust because they feel abandoned and often scared due to the constant disagreements. A study done by UCLA found that children who grow up in a home surrounded by conflict grew up to have emotional problems like depression and loneliness (Divecha). Divorce destroys all kinds of communication that is necessary to carry on a happy and loving marriage and
Parents that aggressively fight, portray an unhealthy affiliation with their spouses and this sets a bad example for others. Violent parents or violent relationships cause pain to those near and those in the relationship. Violence is seen in both books, but is greatly touched on in Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. Since unhealthy parent relationships happen when a child is young, the connection could be made that the people in Evicted, had violent parents and is a cause for their situations they are in when Desmond writes their
Says that “Children of separated parents are more likely to act out and take part in risky behaviors like substance misuse. Children of separated couples also tend to perform worse at school and have poorer future employment prospects”. Children who experience their parents going through a divorce are left to depression and suffering problems academically. When parents decide to divorce or separate, their actions can affect their children’s education and schooling. Article The Impact of Divorce on Young Children and Adolescents.States that “Divorce introduces a massive change into the life of a boy or girl no matter what the age.
One of the factors associated with youth moral deterioration is the involvement in the crime. The attitude of parents who underestimate the value of love and religious education to their children cause that children are accustomed to live independently (open life style) without care from their parents. Therefore, it is possible they will seek other alternatives to fill the aridity of love. This condition causes teens to bring their own way of life without the guidance and supervision of a parent. Indirectly they will get involve into the crime problems.