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
Over the years, many parents in blended families have come to me to talk about the subject of disrespect. In some cases, their step-kids didn't respect them, and in others, their biological child did not respect their new spouse. The truth is a child may never respect his step-parent, but he does have to know that he can't get away with being rude or obnoxious to them. The only way to achieve the desired behavior is to be certain you and your spouse are united in making sure that your kids treat you with respect. Lay Down the Ground Rules from the Start If you haven't done so already, sit down with the kids in your blended family and lay out some ground rules.
To understand the post-divorce family you must begin with the consequences it has on family, but for many reasons America’s greatest concern is that of the children. Children are not responsible, but yet reap all of the emotional pains of a divorce. Amato and Thompson (1999) informs us that: The increased expenses and lowered living standards following divorce may create many more specific pressures for children. The family may have to move to a less expensive house or apartment; children may have to change schools; contact with friends in a neighborhood or school may be lost as a result of these changes; the residential parent may have to begin working or work longer hours; children may have to be placed in child
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.
The parent also must face the reality that even though they are the parent and probably know their child better than anyone else, they may not be the best choice to speak to the child. This may be especially true if the death was a spouse, (the other parent), as the left behind parent may have many of their own underlying resentments. Support groups are a great option for the child or family that may be trying to overcome the death of a close family member. A councilor that specializes in children is another option for a child trying to work out feelings they cannot understand on their own. Never under
With high teen pregnancy rates, the lack of social exposure with homeschooling appeals to concerned parents. With a more controlled environment, and parents able to monitor their children’s activities it brings a sense of security. School administration as well as teachers disagree and argue that children who are homeschooled are not getting proper social exposure or education. Teachers feel that some parents lack the proper credentials to educate their children. Since there are no education requirements for those who choose to homeschool their children, this is a legitimate concern.
Love throughout the household A single parent home has some obvious disadvantages that could have a negative impact on anyone that is a member of that household. Children in the household should grow up with both a mother and a father. When kids grow up with single parents they tend to spend more time alone, which could allow them to engage in irresponsible behavior. A single parent will not be as involved in the children’s life as much because of work, or other responsibilities. A married couple could divide those responsibilities and schedule their work hours so that the kids hardly spend time alone.
I always knew my parents were going to be divorced someday, because all they did was argued. People say that you should stay together for the sake of the children, but is that what the children want. Children grow up in a household with parents who don’t get along or affected for the rest of their lives. * Divorce can be difficult, especially for children who have friends with parents that are still married. It often leaves them feeling ashamed of your family.
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.
Having parental responsibility also means assuming all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority that a parent of a child has by law. In that case, a divorce is the last thing needed in this kind of relationships. Most divorcing parents are very concerned about their children’s reactions to their separation and divorce. They want to know, “Will my child grow up to be healthy and happy?” but that’s not the point. The point is to make sure that children are happy all the time and not asking ourselves questions.