Each of the parents has crucial and special responsibility for the educational development of their children but the mushrooming of single parent family has distorted the complementary roles (Krein, 1998). These have led to numerous effects: studies imply that single parent homes are more likely to be low income homes. These children would therefore be subjected to problems associated with this socioeconomic group and even stigma associated with the family structure. There is a strong link between absence of a father figure and truancy behaviour. A single parent will general have minimal time to allocate to each child.
One-parent families impact the children, whether it is the mother or the father. Though the ideal family situation is having both parents to love and support the children, in today’s society it is more and more common to just live with one parent. There are many statistical down sides but at the end of it all, the children become more independent and learn on how to work with their parent and not against them. violence impacts a family by installing fear, either fear from a male or a female depending on where the violence is coming from. Affecting their trust in people and future relationships with others.
(11) For example, if the children asked for a candy in a polite way, they will get praised for it and rewarded as a consequence. However, if they yelled and asked in a rude way, they would be punished for their bad behavior. In addition, the parents would have achieved another goal which is transferring an understanding to their children. Emotional identification, which is the second factor, is that children between the age of four to five will start to unconsciously think and believe that if their parents have a characteristic, they will also have it. (11) For instance, a boy whose father is aggressive or fearless or may be popular will believe that he has these attributes too.
A family that has to worry about where their money, food, shelter is coming from, won't able to bond and be a traditional family. Single-parents are forced to work hours to keep up with the bills, often separating them from their children. Without parental guidance, children begin to look elsewhere. This is what gets children involved in gangs, and then crime. Children who aren't shown love and support go on to lead unsatisfactory lives.
I agree that children who grow up in single parent/stepparent families are at greater risk for child abuse and violence more so, then if they were residing in a two-parent, nuclear, biological family environment. Furthermore, in single parent/stepparent family environment, parent-child conflict and forms of family dysfunction takes place. Firstly, it is complicated for children to adjust and develop to a stepparent relationship within a new family
Examples of this can be seen with children of divorce, or children facing deaths in the family. Both divorce and death are more common amongst those in poverty, chiefly due to a combination of financial issues and lack food and medical access, and both cause psychologically damaging effects to the children. When a child is focused on the wellbeing of their family, they are less likely to be focused on their studies. This causes them to get behind or even be retained a grade in school, further alienating them from their peers causing even more
The traditional social ties where members of the extended family could ask for support from one another in times of hardships have been weakened by urbanization. The urban way of life coupled with social disintegration and western way of life has increased people’s tendency not to acknowledge relatives outside their nuclear family. Access to social support in this modern day has been decreased by the increasing rate of individualism. Polarization and social stratification where social groups are formed can also be considered as a positive effect of urbanization. The class system that exists in urban areas favors the rich and those whose voices can be heard, this development leads to the poor becoming poorer and the rich becoming richer.
When a topic such as this one has a broad amount of variables it is impossible to simply link these problems to only having one parent. In the article, “Single-parent families cause juvenile crime”, author Robert L. Maginnis states, “Children from single-parent families are more likely to have behavior Polito 2 problems because they tend to lack economic security and adequate time with parents”. The simple statement that raw criminals are products of single-parent adolescence is absurd. What this writer must understand is that it can be extremely difficult for one parent to raise a child by themselves for many reasons. A single-parent must work full time to be able to afford to provide for themselves and their child.
For a child to grow up having a bright future, it is necessary that from a young age, he or she develops a healthy childhood as well as being raised in a healthy family structure. Every child should have the right to be raised in a healthy family structure and the ideal one is being raised by a mother (female) and a father (male). Being raised by the same-sex parenting is harmful, complicated, and confusing for children, although it is already confusing for them the idea that people of the same-sex are getting married. Children can be comparable to little sponges that absorb everything they observe or hear, especially by their parent’s actions. Their earliest exposure to what it means to be male or female comes from their parents; for example, they see their father shaving as well as their mother applying makeup on her face.
If a child 's parents are bad influences, then the child is more than likely going to become a bad person, because it is easier than developing a whole new identity for themselves. However, the child can choose to turn their life around and be seen as a good person, because they do not want to be seen as to have the same identity as their parents. The same can go with very good parents that have good influences, because sometimes it is easier not to do the right thing and have a bad identity. Today, you can have a variety of different parents, a father and a mother are most common, however you may also have two fathers, two mothers, only one parent, or even a mother, father, and step parents. This can greatly affect identity development.