Can’t they be happy without any children? Studies show that adults living with young children experience more negative emotions like depression, anxiety, anger, etc., than adults do that do not live with young children. “Parents' other social statuses - particularly their marital, employment, and socioeconomic status - influence the association between parenthood and mental health (page 43).” I feel like that is an obvious thing – obviously a single parent, parents with lower education and household income, and unemployed parents will report higher levels of depression because society makes them feel they are not fit to be a parent or they are not doing it the right way. Stress is a big result in having children – mostly because of the high financial cost of raising children. Also, dealing with parenthood and paid work outside the home adds to the stress.
Although some stepparent-child bonds become extremely strong, the hurt, uncertainty and hesitation that many experience is undeniable. This awkward stage may even develop into full fledged animosity especially if a child feels that a potential stepparent is trying to replace a biological parent. Stepparents and their legal stepchildren may indeed experience many of the broad stages of interpersonal relationships, but the unique circumstances of remariage complicate every aspect of the process. The introduction between a child and a potential stepparent is different from many other relationships, because it may make the child feel that the situation
Single parent families have always had it harder than regular unbroken families. They don’t have the advantage of a better income or lifestyle, more opportunities, and the emotional and psychological comfort and stability normal, two parent families have. In fact, the damage that can be done to a child of a single parent family can be very serious and have a long-term effect on the child. It can lead to downfalls for the child, or it can be the very opposite. Either way, the psychological effects can be different in single parent families than in two parent families.
More than half of those divorces will be witnessed by children under the age of 18. Those who divorce once double the likelihood that they will divorce again meaning children involved are more likely to experience subsequent divorces. Divorce can be devastating and create unhealthy and inappropriate norms in children such as aggression, withdrawn behavior, depression, risky behaviors and attitudes, and most significantly interruption of healthy, normal growth and development. Some research suggests that children from divorced homes experience more psychological trauma than those who experience the death of a parent. Divorce impacts the emotional wellbeing of children and adolescents under the age of 18 in multiple ways depending on their
Children born into homelessness are more likely to have low birth weights and are at greater risk of death. Homelessness also exposes infants to environmental factors that can endanger their health. Because homeless families often have little access to health care, many homeless infants lack essential immunizations. As of June 2008, there are more than 100,000 homeless children in Massachusetts. Out of these numbers 2,472 living in emergency shelter funded by the Ma Department of Transitional Assistance.
Thirdly, how does the cost to care for foster children affect our financial system here in America? As I have studied I found repeated statistics show that foster children tend to have more medical and learning issues than that of a child who has been raised by their birth parents. Being raised in foster care is a sad situation but it doesn’t have to be a negative experience for these kids. Some children escape the statistics and find loving homes with parents that will love and care for them as if they gave birth to them. A foster child is an individual between the ages of birth to 18 years of age that does not have an adult in their lives to take proper care of them.
Abstract Research and Census indicates that single parents experience more stress due to economic, social and financial burdens, compared to traditional parents which included both parents. Many reviews indicate that stress has a major impact on the development of the single parent’s children. However, there are mixed views on the impact of single parent families and child development, coupled with the ability to effectively be a positive or negative role model. The purpose of writing this paper is to see whether single parent families provide adequate support and education, in spite of the stress linked to their households. Whether or not a parent is a positive or negative role model in a child’s life, often depends on the nurturing and nurturing of the individual.
Parental mental illness can have a negative effect on the parent / child relationship and child development, especially where there is little external support. Children with parents who had mental illness had a higher likelihood of child neglect and this was a considerable risk factor in their safety and welfare. There are difficulties when multiple agencies are involved with a family and problems with communication and information sharing is a challenge. Contents Introduction page 3 Study design page 4 Critical discussion page 5 Conclusion page 12
Fear of confrontation with resourceful parents overwhelms their desire of alerting child neglect. As a result children may continue to live in negligent despite public knowledge. Children with disabilities have in general a larger risk of being abused (predators seek out the weakest). Knowing this, both families and teachers have a very low threshold for alerting Child welfare. The situation may improve if the issue of children’s welfare were put on the agenda, in media as well as in school.
The paper therefore examines the overall effects of divorce among children of different age. Zero to Three Years Children during the age of zero to three years face psychological issues when their parents’ divorce. Parents often think that infants are less or never affected by divorce yet the infants still possess the capability of feeling tension that is found in the home despite failing to understand the reasoning leading to the conflict. Once a child is born, the child requires security that mostly results from their primary caretaker that is usually the mother. Keeping the child away from the primary caretaker for periods longer than usual often makes the young child mourn.