For example,while a family has serious financial problems, they start to feel stressed. Consequently, when they get mad, they can easily hurt their children as an anger reaction, whereas, their children are innocent. Secondly, prior victimization in children'slives lead to violence against them. If a child was suffering from abuse or bullying,he can easily be a target of violence. For instance, people who have mental problems usually got abused by adults in their childhood.
The Impact of Domestic Violence on Preschoolers Amy Zaroor Psychology 331 Dr. Watkins 7 December, 2009 Abstract Witnessing domestic violence has a negative effect on the development of preschool children. There is a discrepancy between exposed and non-exposed children in cognitive ability as well as externalizing and internalizing behavior problems. When a child witnesses this violence, their trust is broken and they often show symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder. There is a chance for children to show resilience in the face of witnessing this violence. Positive parenting, re-establishing trust, and being attuned to children’s emotions can play a big role in diminishing the harmful effects of this trauma.
The ability to control anger is dependent on one’s understanding of his or her emotions. However children’s ability to reflect on their anger is limited, therefore they need the guidance of an adult, usually their parents to help them understand and manage their feelings of anger (Zeman and Shipman, 1996). Children who are guided will learn to cope with angry feelings to avoid the stress often accompanied with it (Eisenberg et al., 1991). The young characters in Matilda, The Secret Garden, and Harriet the Spy all express and deal with their anger differently, but their anger shares a common root. Parental neglect is a likely source for the continuous
4. Exposure to conflict between parents: The more the child is witnessing struggles between his parents the more his welfare will be impacted and his self-confidence will decrease because at some point, children tend to blame themselves for the divorce. Matters on which the effects depend (DeBord, 1997). Age of children Destroying the link between parent and child is very critical and parents should take necessary measures related to child-raising before divorce. The knowledge about the divorce effect on children less than three years old is not mature yet but for older children it can be classified as: Infants Infants do not understand divorce but they feel the change in their parent’s attitude.
Physical punishments, such as, spanking, hitting, or smacking are strategies many parents may use on their children to teach them behaviors. In many cultures, many parents claim that spanking a child is considered acceptable way because it can induce them to learn. However in the United States, many families think that the idea of hitting children in order to force them to learn is unnecessary. In my point of view, hitting children is completely wrong because it may have several negative impacts on them behaviorally and socially. Using physical punishment on children may have many passive influences on their behavior.
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. Many children who are raised by parents who abuse alcohol and other drugs are not neglected, but children raised in such circumstances are four times more likely to be neglected than other children. Substance abuse is a difficult situation for anyone to deal with, but the problem is compacted when children are involved. Parents who are substance abusers may knowingly or unknowingly be causing a number of problems for their child. Substance abuse is a difficult situation for anyone to deal with, but the problem is compacted when children are involved.
Poverty, unemployment, marital conflict, social isolation and family pathology can increase risk of abuse; so can shorter terms stressors such as emotional distress, economic or legal problems. Physical abuse in children is linked to aggressive and violent behaviors in adolescents and adults including violence towards non-family members, children, dating partners and spouses. Research has linked certain characteristics of the child, as well as features of the family environment, to child abuse and neglect. Main forms of child abuse include physical, emotional and sexual harassment, and neglect (Berrayed, 2001; Aberle et al., 2007). Unfit parents negatively affect the child’s emotional development, which leads to behavioral problems.
Some children even believe they are the cause of the turmoil going on between the parents. This bitterness leads to feelings of self-loathing and thinking that the world would be a much better place if they were never born. Such children often suffer from developmental regression and inability to form social relationships with peers, parents, teacher or
These aspects play a role in how a person deals with life and different situations that they may go through. Being bullied and abused as a child is something that can change your life. In today’s society children deal with life threatening issues as well as adults. Child abuse and bullying are two of the tops cases of death and issues dealing with children. A child’s weak mind is unable to deal with such impacting and severe issues that have an effect on their daily life process.
Children are almost certainly to follow up their parents’ step, which means that they are going to do what they see their parents or any other person they live with do. Children look up at their guardians or any others in their household like leaders, which makes them commit violence acts, just because they see those individuals do it too. Another, significant factor in violence among children in the United States is the poor parenting. Nowadays, due to the economy that we are facing both parent have jobs. Which make them not be home at most of the time.