For example, children who are in a good relationship with their parents while still remaining in contact with them prior to the separation or divorce, transition better into adulthood . Children who tend to be avoidant Children who rely on avoidance or suppression of emotions tend to display less satisfactory adjustment (Greenberg, page 8). Due to these issues involving child custody, there are services available to assist families and to help reduce the amount of conflict. B. Ethical issues in child custody involve more than just the child and the parents and sometimes professional help is needed to help resolve the dispute and decide what is best for the
Some argue that the Foster Care system is ineffective and causes more harm than good. Children are traumatized from being moved home to home and never feel a sense of belonging. Being in the system can cause emotional, social, and life skill problems that can affect a child future. Many studies have shown that kids who are in Foster Care develop emotional, social and life skill problems that will affect them long-term, that will cause problems in their future as an adult. Some may often not be able to learn the basic life skills that will help them as a functional citizen in society.
Although the affects that divorce has on a child differs depending on the child, and their unique circumstances, years of research continue to reveal the negative effects and influence it is has on children and the development of their personality. While it is not guaranteed that divorce will alter a child's personality, it does greatly increase the possibility. No matter what age a child is, divorce introduces a massive change into their life. Adjusting to this monumental life change can cause a child to suffer from symptoms of psychological distress, and emotional scars that could possibly last into adulthood. A child suffering emotionally from their parents' divorce could develop new personality traits as coping mechanisms in an attempt to deal with their deep and lasting emotional trauma.
The role of parents in a child’s life is an irreplaceable one. Children are shaped by what they see their parents do and how they see them act. Children can choose to pattern themselves after what they see their parents do or they can choose to avoid being like their parents. In the story ‘Ashes’ by Susan Beth Pfeffer, Recent research shows, fathers affect the lives of their young adult daughters in intriguing and occasionally surprising ways. Ashes’ father can be mostly described as a good parent.
New parents are hard to accept, especially when the child has been passed home to home. These attachment issues may restrict the child from moving forward in their lives and excelling in the new environment provided (Robin). The lack of stability in the system is only setting up the children up for failure, according to Stone, “we treated foster children as if they were our own, yet many of them never felt as if they were.” It is difficult for young children and adolescents to comprehend the separation of their parents let alone the process of moving to multiple foster homes while under the guardianship of the state. Other children mask their hesitation at being attached to a family by letting others see only what they want to see. The children are attached, but only on a “superficial level” (Robin).
A family without access to resources and support systems is expected to find the maintenance of a viable home environment difficult. Despite this, the importance of a healthy environment is emphasized, specifically in families with young children. Thus, parents are often forced to decide between the health and safety of their children when they encounter domestic violence and financial instability. Furthermore, it is predicted that the children raised in homelessness will be unable to escape that way of life. The continuation of this trend reflects the effects of inadequate education and the common development of unstable mental health in youth (CMHC, 2003).
Parents mostly view holding back the truth from their children as a simple means of protection of their children (Bridges, 2010). Parents seek to protect their children from being hurt by information that they view their children cannot handle (Lott, 2014). Matters such as separation of parents have seen to contribute a significant share of the lies that parents feed children. Parents assume that they can withhold the truth from their children about their marital issues thinking that they will tell the truth to their children later in life when they can understand the complexity of the matter at hand. Taking this example, when the children enquire about where their parents are when they are not at home.
The separation from the mother and the child creates room for the child to grow estranged from the mother. In many cases, the child will no longer enjoy the same things, such as foods , hobbies, etc. As the child gets older and is raised surrounded by their guardians that differ from the biological mother it can create a commonality later where the biological mother must reintroduce herself to the child. During their prison term mothers may want to write their child in hopes to reconnect with them and establish a mother and child relationship. Often times the child may be afraid to write back or not know how to respond effectively, leaving the communication skewed from growth.
equipment may last the nursery just as long as more expensive equipment and resources would. To move on to psychological barriers, they are more related to parents rather than children, this barrier can consist of parent’s phobia of not being able to trust the staff with their child and there for thinking that there child is in danger. A psychological barrier cans latter impact the child as they may also pick up negative feelings towards the nursery causing them to have a lack of enthusiasm when attending nursery, the child may also appear to be clingy and unhappy at the thought of being away from parents in addition to this shyness and a lack of confidence may be more persistent in the child’s behaviour which will lead to the child being more dependent on their carer. Parents will also be affected by psychological barriers as it may result in their behaviour to turn antisocial and in many cases they will often be prone to interfering and phoning up the nursery multiple times just to double check. This barrier is not advantageous as it can interfere with the child’s ability to
For example, a stressed parent can take out their anger on one child and not the other, making their experiences within that particular family system different. A stressed parent might inflict physical abuse or neglect their child simply because he/she is stressed from what is going on in the family dynamic. The direct influence is the family life/structure that is triggering stress and forming some sort of family abuse or violence. It is important to note that children are not the direct cause for the violence; it is the circumstances of the family and the members that have influence. A child’s inappropriate behavior at school can cause inappropriate behavior at home and stress to