Margaret E. Sangster has pointed out all the possible problems that are usually faced by the children of divorce parents. According to her children face problem generally during his or her school life and more likely to have legal problems. As everyone knows that, children or even adult when distress among themselves affects child’s mind or adult, so he or she see all those conflicts among their own parents ,so they are also merely looking for
In the article “Just whom is this Divorce good for? By Marquart she explains, “We found that children of so- called “good” divorces often do worse even than children of unhappy low- conflict marriages. They say more often, that family life was stressful and they had to grow up to soon. They are themselves more likely to divorce and children of divorce feel like divided selves”. I would have to agree with that because I am actually going through my parents getting a divorce and when I found out I didn’t want to believe it at all I didn’t want to see my parents split up it just wasn’t right to me.
The purpose of this paper is to critique Zinsmeister’s article, and explore its potential flaws and strengths. Summary In this article, Zinsmeister argues that parent’s divorce causes permanent damage to children that affects them the rest of their lives. He claims that divorce “has lasting significance on [children’s] later views of love, families, and life” (Zinsmeister 158). He outlines the ways in which divorce negatively affects children’s schooling, social interactions, mental health and even sexual identity and later marriages. He also claims that an unhappy household due to continued parental conflict causes less damage to children than divorce does, and thus preserving the marriage solely for the sake of the children is the best option.
Children need to enjoy their childhood while they are still young and developing but being raised in a broken family is sometimes hard to do so. Children are affected by divorce more than parents know about. Parents are blind to the fact that their children are suffering and that divorce is the cause. The effects of divorce on developing children have a toll emotionally, psychologically, and sometimes even physically. The detrimental effects that divorce has on children can range, however there are similarities and correlations between most children.
When parents get a divorce, their children are affected in many ways. Of course the divorce of one’s parents is going to have some effect on them, everything they are used to is getting disrupted and changed on them. There are many signs that teens are able to pick up on that their parents may be on their way to getting divorced, and that alone can have an effect on how they feel. During the long process of divorce teens have many emotions about the changes that are taking place in their lives, and for each teenager the effects of divorce can be different. Even once the actual divorce is done with there are still many changes and feeling the children of the parents have.
Divorce is tragic on many levels and all too often the impact on children is more then just the shock of their parents living in two different places. Other then “deal breakers” which could have physical or psychological damage to a child, society needs to take another look at why they are getting
The Impact of Divorce on Children Abstract The goal of this study is to determine the psychological effects divorce has on children. Most of our society, through the media, believes that divorce has both a short-term and long-term impact on children. Children of divorce parent have a strained relationship with their parents and other nuclear family members, which can lead to unusual stress that interferes with their normal development. Through this study, I will analyze scientific research on the negative impact divorce has on children. With the research, hopefully it can be determined if adverse effects can mitigate with interventions and a positive relationship with both parents being maintained.
In families where alcohol or other drugs are being abused, behavior can range from loving to withdrawn to crazy and can be frequently unpredictable and communication can often be unclear. Family life can be characterized as chaotic and uncertain. Structure and rules may be either nonexistent or inconsistent. Children, who may not understand that their parent’s behavior and mood is determined by the amount of alcohol or other drugs in their bloodstream, can feel confused and insecure. They love their parents and worry about them, and yet feel angry and hurt that their parents do not love them enough to stop using.
Children can attend Ala-Teen meeting or call a hotline for support. k. Children should educate themselves on their parent’s addiction. V. Conclusion: Parents need to step up and realize they are creating a roadmap of sadness and uncertainty for their children. In families where alcohol or other drugs are being abused, behavior can range from loving to withdrawn to crazy and can be frequently unpredictable and communication can often be unclear. Family life can be characterized as chaotic and uncertain.
Studies have shown that family dysfunction is a key ingredient in the development of emotional distress that might lead to long-term social problems. The amount and quality of parental monitoring is influenced by different factors such as divorce, serious financial distress, drug abuse and even mental illness. Unfortunately, poor parental monitoring is a strong predictor of anti-social behavior. Lack of authority and inconsistent discipline increase the risk of delinquency two and a half times over those who experienced better supervision. Interactions between parents and children and among siblings provide opportunities for children to acquire or inhibit anti-social behavior.