Regardless of age, the emotional impact of children will differ between boys and girls. The manner in which Boys act their emotional pain is visible through external actions while girls tend to internalize their emotional distress. In a study involving 60 families several common emotional issues that children encountered were identified: fear, confusion, sadness, worry, feeling rejected, loneliness, divided loyalties, anger, and acute depression. The Journal of Marriage and Family published an article in 2010 that analyzed the connection between divorce and the performance of children in school while taking the impact of psychosocial wellbeing into consideration. Based on the results of the study a direct correlation between children from divorced homes and lower test scores can be seen, when compared to families without divorce.
IMPACT OF DIVORCE ON CHILDREN Impact of Divorce on Children Rebbecca Jackson Student #25417435 Prof. Kristi Starnes PSYC 210-B16 Abstract The decision to divorce carries a great burden upon the hearts of the adults involved. The focus on the separation of two adults can seemingly take center stage as the process is worked through. Often overlooked is the impact it has upon the smallest sufferers of the decision- the children. Many factors including age and resiliency can explain why not all children experience divorce in the same way. The effects of divorce can vary greatly depending on numerous factors including age and resiliency factors.
Keywords: divorce, children, impact, negativity, spirituality, childhood, development “Approximately half of all American youth will experience parental divorce at some point during their childhood” (Anthony 2014). These numbers can seem alarming given there are many negative impacts on the children involved with divorce. Findings in research conducted by the Barna Group consisting of 3792 adults who have been divorced was that “there no longer seems to be much of a stigma attached to divorce; it is now seen as an unavoidable rite of passage." (Barna Group 2009). The proposal that divorce is an issue of only non-believers is no longer a received idea.
Is it the only method of discipline that works? Now what a lot of parents don’t know is that, not only does smacking have short term mental and physical effects, it also has long term psychological effects which is why I believe smacking should be banned. Research shows that smacking undermines children’s confidence, weakens their emotional relationships and encourages the use of violence to solve any conflict with people around them. Psychologists say that alcoholism, depression, masochistic fantasies and suicidal thoughts arise from being smacking during childhood. Let’s just stop for a minute and think about this, how on earth can we expect children to play with other children without hitting each other, if we as
Spanking may stop the child then and there, but there’s a cost emotionally and cognitively to a child, and over the long run, it doesn’t usually lead to the child learning not to repeat the behavior that resulted in the spanking in the first place. It can also lead to the child learning to behave because of fear, not because of respect. (Cantu) Spanking a child results in them being afraid, and that hitting is the way you handle conflict. Instead, send a message to your child such as, “I love you and I can’t let you do that.” Children can learn best by mimicking their parents’ ability to control themselves, and parents can be models by using calm, firm and neutral discipline” (Cantu). Spanking is a form of abuse that people tend to turn a blind eye to.
Research reveals that balanced against the benefits that might derive from the end of a parents’ conflicted marriage, children often pay the price of a significantly reduced standard of living, emotional pain, and the loss of important parenting relationships in the immediate aftermath of divorce. Research also finds that many factors cause unnecessary stressors in children’s lives post-divorce such as the frequency of their parents fights and the damage it creates in between the child and the noncustodial parent. No one will ever really know all of the effects a divorce has on children, but many researchers have found that divorce definitely affects children in all kinds of ways. The Effects of Divorce on Children Although divorce has become a common experience, the effects that divorce has on children is not common. 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.
This robust connection holds for both offenders and victims. Unemployment or low-income households are often correlated with discrimination, racism, unsafe living conditions, and social isolation (Bartol & Bartol, 2008). It must be kept in mind that poverty is a relative concept affected by ethnicity and cultural background. Poverty is associated with higher levels of parental stress, which is linked to more aggressive models of parenting or child control. Thus, children growing up in these households are possibly led to believe that survival is dependent on being aggressive; also, they identify with these violent parental roles models having limited access to positive adults due to social isolation.
The Universal problem is that parents and teachers are becoming more and more irritated in their efforts to raise responsible children. A lot of parents i converse with believe that children are becoming stubborn, impetuous, troublesome, and disobedient towards adults and society in general and they are struggling with what methods they should use to discipline their children. I come from a society where everyone seems to have been spanked while growing up, in fact almost every society in the word has a version of the old proverb; “Spare the rod and spoil the child” these cultures accept beating the misbehaving child as means of correcting the child but many child development experts are convinced that even moderate amounts of corporal punishment can be harmful to a child and consequently should be avoided at all costs. We can all agree in order to ensure that children are successful in life they need to be well disciplined but also socially and morally developed human beings. It is the parent’s duty to keep their children well disciplined along with giving them the opportunity to develop socially and morally.
The Pros and Cons of Peer Pressure Agenda Children’s friendship and social skills Peer pressure—positive and negative influences Difficulty of saying “no” How parents can help Necessary People Skills Some children come more naturally to these “people skills.” Some children learn through trial and error. Some children require direct instruction in order to help them learn the skills. 1. FEEL ACCEPTED – the need to belong is a basic human desire. 2.
At each stage of development, children have different needs, their cognitive understandings differ and as of such, many researchers studying divorce would consider age of children as an important variable. Clarke-Stewart et al. studied the effects of divorce on very young children. In this study, researchers examined aspects including cognitive ability, social ability, behavioral problems, and attachment to mother and also the child’s positive and negative behavior with his or her mother. When compared with children in two-parent families, children in non-intact families did not perform as well on tests of cognitive development at 15, 24, and 36 months