• Divorce How Does It Affect Children
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    Divorce: How does it affect children? Over 60 percent of couples seeking a divorce have children still living at home. (6) What some parents don't realize when they file for a divorce is the damage and effect that it will have on their kids. Divorce affects children in many ways. It affects kids emotionally and causes them to experience painful feelings such as fear, loss, anger and confusion. Divorce also hurts a child's academic achievement. Children whose parents divorce generally have poorer...
  • Lone Parents In The Uk
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    Lone parents constitute one of the poorest groups of people in Britain today. The aim of this presentation is to attempt to explain why I think this is, and what should be done about it and by whom. I will attempt to do this by initially looking at and trying to define poverty looking at some research already performed on the subject, and the dramatic changes and trends which have lead to lone parents. The most noticeable demographic studies and social trends in the last 20 to 30 years are the r...
  • Divorce And Children Childrens Parent
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    It seems that more and more marriages are falling apart everyday. Divorce rates seen to be climbing astronomically. In so many of these divorces there are children to be considered. What is best for the child Who will get custody Will the child be scarred for life Its really hard to say. The overall effects on our children vary according to the factors involved. I am going to attempt to discuss a few of the problems that can occur with children of divorced families and what parents can do to eas...
  • Parental Hostility Study Parent Child
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    The study was called "Parental Hostility: Impact on the Family." Wesley D. Alan, Java Kashan i, and John Reid conducted this study. This study is the first effort to systematically examine the effects that parental hostility has on a child and the family. The experimenters anticipated that parental hostility would be connected with extended levels of child psychopathology. One hundred children, ages 7 to 12, from an inpatient unit in a university affiliated community mental health center served ...
  • Single Mother Child One Parent
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    In a picture perfect society a family consists of a mother, a father, and children. However, we do not live in a picture perfect society. These days it is perfectly normal for there to be a single parent raising one or more children. In some peoples' eyes single parents are looked down upon, but with the circumstances in today's world being a single parent is just as common as a family with two parents. Parenting is normally a shared responsibility but one person can do it. A single parent has ...
  • No Father Problem American Family
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    Being from a two parent home, I, myself have not had to deal with the pressures of having only one parent. On the other hand, though, there are a few of my friends that have only a father or a mother, for various reasons. I have seen through them the differences in my family to theirs. All throughout growing up, many children, like myself, grew up watching the perfect American families like the Cosby family, the Cleavers, and the Partridges. Hollywood skewed the view of many people then, and now...
  • Is The Canadian Family Dying
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    Is The Family Dying? Is the Canadian family dying? Divorce rates across the country are on the rise, fewer long-term relationships result in marriage, and fewer children are sitting around the dinner table each night with their parents. These trends suggest that the traditional family is slipping from its roots, and in essence, dying. But what is a Canadian family? Many different definitions of family may be used in our modern day society, which include extended families, stepfamilies, blended f...
  • Divorce And Child Development
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    Divorce affects millions of people everyday. This is a long drawn out process that affects the whole family, especially the children. It is hard to imagine a more difficult transition for a child than to be a party to his or her parents divorce. Children of divorced parents have been known to have behavior problems, aggressive behavior, negative self-image, etc. These children are hurt when their family will no longer be living with both their mother and father as a single unit. This is a blow ...