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. In today’s society, many parents chose to be single and raise their children in a non-traditional household. The essay will explore the positive and negatives on child development in single parent families. There is so much stress associated with single parenting and sometimes less advantages compared to dual parent sharing. Single parenthood can play a major role in the child’s social and cognitive development, together with family functioning.
The experience of parental divorce or separation, or the death of a parent can impact adversely on a child's psychological wellbeing and their economic and social success as an adult. An understanding of the impact on children of growing up in a sole-parent household will lead to a better understanding of the socialisation processes of these children. Given the large percentage of our population that come from sole-parent families, a knowledge and understanding of their experiences, values and life opportunities is a social imperative. Thus the idea behind my PIP topic is that a proper consideration of the effect of a sole-parent family in the development of children will lead to a more comprehensive understanding of our society. Coming from a family with two parents, I’ve developed into a successful, socially well-adjusted, and functioning member of society (compared to some).
Possible reasons for this may be due to both parents of the child working, divorce or, considering the worst case scenario, the result of neglect or abuse within the family unit. Although there are many aspects of care that go into raising a healthy child, the attachment that a child develops with his mother or sole caregiver is critical in his or her development. Attachment is what happens
Some individuals, such as those with developmental disabilities, may not be given the same opportunities as typical individuals. Due to this variation these individuals require services and programs to help them learn necessary life skills. These services and programs provide an individual with developmental disabilities the necessary competencies to acquire secure attachments with their caregivers and maintain relationships throughout life. Research on Attachment Theory Through current research, attachment theory has been determined to be a detrimental part of an individuals’ life experiences and how one develops over time in regards to relationships (Kurth, 2013, p.16). This attachment is generally composed of an affectional bond between a parent and child (Austrian, 2008, p.365).
Unit 6: Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People 1.1: Children's Act 1989: This Act states the responsibilities of parents and professionals, who should ensure the safety of the child. Local authorities have the duty to ensure the safety and welfare of children, and have a legal requirement to investigate cases in which they believe a child is suffering from significant harm. They are also required to have services within the area which promotes the safety and welfare of children in need. Education Act 2002: Local Education Authorities (LEAs), governing bodies, head teachers, and those working within schools, have a responsibility to ensure that children are kept safe and free from harm. Children Act 2004: Local authorities and services have a legal right to share information regarding the welfare of the child, underpinning the legal framework for the Every Child Matters outcomes.
CARE ORDERS AND SUPERVISION ORDERS INFORMATION SHEET WHAT DOES A CARE ORDER MEAN ? A Care Order is applied for by the local authority (also known as Social Services) when they consider the children are suffering or are likely to suffer significant harm if a Care Order is not made (this is normally referred to and will be referred to for the rest of this information sheet, as the threshold criteria). SIGNIFICANT HARM MEANS ill treatment or damage to the health or development of the children. WHAT HAPPENS IF THE COURT GRANT A CARE ORDER ? If a Care Order is granted, then the local authority share parental responsibility for the children with the mother and the father (if he already has parental responsibility - attached is a Parental Responsibility Information Sheet).
Child protection Case Study-Assignment 2 Introduction & Aim Any child can be at any time a victim of an abuse or neglect. We have the responsability to protect children and give them adequate support if they are the subject of an abuse. A child who is a victim of an abuse or neglect can suffer significant harm and his future life and his/her behavior as an adult can be seriosly affected. Abuse effects: anxiety, attention problems, agressive behavior, bed wetting, behavior problems, chronic pain, eating disorders, fear or shyness, fear of ceartain adults or places, insomnia, learning problems, panic attaks, physical symptoms (headakes or stomach akes), social withdrawal, etc. A child can be subject of an one case of abuse or to frequent abuse.
Difficulty Acquiring a Sense of Belonging A sense of belonging is vital for any child, particularly for adoptees. However, “children who cannot be brought up in their families of origin suffer a basic disruption in this sense of membership, of knowing where they belong” (Rastin, 2006, p. 107). Parents and adoptees alike often have “feelings of mismatch . . .
It is imperative that we understand the importance of single parent adoption being accepted into our society because we never know if one day we might find ourselves in this position, and with the fear of being judged by society. According the US Department of Health and Human Services, 33% of children adoptions in foster care are adopted by a single parent. Today, I would like to talk to you about how single parent adoption not only benefits the child, but the parent as well, how single parent adoption can mean a more emotionally and financially stable environment for the child involved, and also how single parent adoption can mean more freedom on decisions such as ethical and religious values to be involved in the child’s upbringing. We need to accept that times have changed, and this is all part of it. To begin, single parent adoption also benefits the adoptive parents.
Making mistakes is apart of growing up and maturing into a adult. When the teen depends on their parent to protect them from making mistakes they will always depend on their parent. Secondly, by the age of 16 I believe teens have made it to the age that in which their parents should allow them to make their own decisions. The age 16 is normally the age in which a teen begins to feel over protected by their parents and is begging for a little freedom. I feel teens should learn to take responsibilities for their actions.