Parental Relationships

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Family ties are arguably the biggest factor that contributes to a person's opinion, mental health, and consequent decisions throughout life. A person could argue that parents can serve as role models that kids look up to resulting in like minded adults, while others could argue that because of a negative experience with their family it could induce the complete inverse reaction. Regardless, there has always been more significance held in parental relations in specific. This paper will dive deeper into the reasoning behind the biological and social aspects around what makes these the most crucial connections in a person's life.

Some biological areas of that will be explored are, the effect of parental love on the human psyche and the implications
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“High-quality environments are characterized as having positive communicative and affective interactions between the caregiver and child, noncorporal disciplinary methods, stimulating and developmentally appropriate physical organization of the space, and age-appropriate toys and structure of the child’s time”(Lin 714). Some of these positive communications and affective interactions may include: supportive language, positive re-encouragement, and an initiative to spend time with your child. If all of these things are in place it enables a more positive and close relationship between a child and their parent. A very important aspect of a home environment and of all parental relationships, is communication. There have been a plethora of studies done on the effects of communication within familial relationships, however, in a study done Menashe proposed, “That restrictive parental communication within the parent–child relationship could affect the child’s ability to share troubled or conflicting emotion, but a more open communication style would allow the child to share his or her emotions and to learn about feelings”(Menashe 518). This proposition supports the idea that children that feel safe, loved, and supported have a greater likelihood of sharing the more intimate parts of their lives with their parents and subsequently furthering their relationship. Being able to have a safe…show more content…
There are many different reasons as to why two adults would choose divorce. Some of which include: substance abuse, domestic violence, religious disagreements, political disagreements, overall differ in opinion on many life topics. Along with the varying reasons for divorce, there are a number of different outcomes of a divorce when including children. There are different implications for a child who has to testify in court on the behalf of one parent compared to a child whose parents went through an all around civil divorce. Another important factor of the effect of the divorce on a child is custody. Divorce can lead to a situation where the child sees both their parents for an equal amount of time, it can also lead to a situation where the child sees one parent more, and it can also lead to one parent having full custody of a child. All these factors, along with the age at which their parents divorced can play a role in how a child is affected by divorce. “Parental divorce is a major risk factor for internalizing and externalizing problems in children and adolescents...children of divorced parents report more psychological maladjustment than children of married parents” (Lamela 716). These “psychological maladjustments” can become apparent in a multitude of areas within a child’s life. “Children of divorced parents exhibited a heightened prevalence of conduct problems,

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