Parental Emotions Case Study

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Emotion
“Emotions is a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others”. Emotions are the most difficult to handle, especially for children who are so vulnerable. Either you break or make them. Parents’ separation can be the most unwanted situation they wanted to be in. Making them understand is crucial, allowing them to adjust is another. According to Gordon and Arbuthnot (2015) Children at the age of 9-12 are more likely to feel intense anger, and unlike their younger siblings, they are very aware of their anger. Parental separation can affect a child’s emotion, they can experience a roller coaster of emotions like anger, sadness, loneliness, anxiety, depression, confusion, frustration
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States that “It is important to bear in mind that children often experience a mix of seemingly contradictory feelings, including sadness, anger, fear, guilt and confusion.” Parents should understand the child’s situation because it’s very difficult for them to accept and adjust and the parents should explain to the child the situation to avoid the child on blaming his/her self on the separation of his/her parents. Blaming themselves can lead them more to feel that life is worthless, when children can feel these emotions, especially in an early stage in the near future they tend to become more worthless. In the long run they might not be able to feel the importance of life when this happens their characteristics might be hard to handle since they were not parented well since they were young. Less opportunity is to come their way since they might as well lost love and proper communication since they become anti-social because of the separation they…show more content…
Poor adjustment in children may partly be due to high conflict and other problems in the family before the separation. Children who blame themselves for their parents’ fighting have also been found to be at greater risk of poor social and emotional adjustment following their parents’ separation.” Parents’ separation will not only give a negative result but it also gives a positive result. Further information about the positive and negative outcomes of parent separation will be explained as we continue to elaborate the effects of parental separation. The article explains that the things the children see affects their emotion, that leads to a bad/poor character. Making children feel that they are the reason for the break up without explaining to them how things go risks a child’s inner
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