Step-families, a decline in income, a stressed single parent, or a family move are all dramatic adjustments for children. Today, the high school drop out rate of children with divorced parents is thirty-one percent, compared to thirteen percent for children with married parents (Wilcox). When divorces are handled in court, it is not uncommon for the judge to make biased decisions on factors such as child custody and property. An unjust divorce leads to bitterness between spouses. In many cases,
Married couples encounter a lot of problems during their marriage, which leads to divorce and just accepts it as a way of life. Divorce is now a common act that people do when they no longer want to be married But during that decision making process parents tend to forget that it’s different when children are involved and the damage they are doing to the children and the psychological, social academical and emotional distress they will go through at some point in their lives. For this reason, we need to study the negative effects of divorce on children. Divorce causes children to think that they’re the victim or the cause of their parent’s separation; it will even cause children to think that their parents do not love them. According to an article Effects of Divorce on the family written by Fagan, P (2012) when parents divorce each other, another sort of divorce occurs between the parents and their children.
Pew Research Center (2015) stated that two-parent households are on the decline in the United States because divorce, remarriage and cohabitation have risen and the circumstances regarding parenthood has changed. Today there is no longer a typical family and society now accepts all forms of a family unit. In my opinion the
She is not alone; “An estimated 30-50 percent of moms affected with the disorder continue to struggle with major depression throughout the first year after birth - and beyond (Pearson).” Another point that Lisa Romeo introduces is that “lingering effects from postpartum depression...according to experts, are rarely recorded, and usually vanish entirely in three years’ time (Romeo). This is obviously not what had or
Divorce itself has many hardships on the parents as well as the child, but custody potentially creates even greater problems. Child custody can have a positive and a negative outcome on children. Most people lean more towards the idea that child custody has a negative impact because of what caused it in the first place, divorce. When parents can not come to the point where they can agree on where the child should live and other important decisions in the child’s life, guidance is required. This happens in mediation and or going to court.
Studies show that at 700,000 children are abused every year! The definition of child abuse, according to Childhelp.org is, "When a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failure to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child." This affects children by taking away their childhood and making them grow up before their time. Child abuse is present in the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton when Ponyboy tells the reader about Johnny, and how his parents abuse him.
Binge drinking is one of our society’s greatest faults. The majority of binge drinkers are 18-20 year olds who are exercising their new freedom from their parents. They haven’t been correctly exposed to alcohol or understand how to drink responsibly in their lives. Underage and unsupervised drinking has been an epidemic in our country for far too long, even our presidents daughter has had pictures taken of her drinking underage at a college party. This type of irresponsible, binge drinking party can cause a lot of deaths in underage drinkers.
Department of State, 2012). As trafficked persons are brutalized and commodified, without support and care from their families or loved ones, without freedom, their dignity and security are usually in ruins. Many of them are found to suffer from trauma and the ones who want to relieve stress, anxiety and pain may turn out to be dependent on drugs or alcohol (O’Brien, Carpenter & Hayes, 2013). The harmful psychological impacts can be permanent throughout one’s life that is possibly ended by suicide. This is particularly true for the children being trafficked when they are still in the process of mental development.
. These indicators are consequences of his mother- child relationship in the first years of his life and his authoritative figures, and society in and of itself. Byatt states that his mother was drunk most of the time. Drunkenness of parents psychologically has very bad effect on children during their first years of life. Berger argues that parental alcoholism has severe effects on normal children of alcoholics.
Many come straight after high school, which an individual may be less educated and not have enough knowledge about the military than veterans. Antipsychotic medications were commonly used to treat these individuals and it usually used for a long-term basis. There were about 45% that received treatment and were younger, and homeless Sajatovic, M. (2006). Because militants enter at such a young age and experience traumatic events over the years causes symptoms that lead to bipolar disorder and longtime treatments for veterans. In the end, many veterans end up homeless, using substance abuse and suicidal.