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  • Children Of Divorced Parents
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    Divorce among Americans is rampant. Anymore, divorces are as common as marriages themselves. Couples marry and then something goes wrong in their relationship, so they divorce. Although a divorce may be hard on the adults involved, what about the children? What happens to the kids of these broken marriages? Some parents who are going through a divorce wonder what the effects of their divorce will be on their children. They worry that the divorce will cause their children emotional problems that ...
  • Authoritative Parenting Style
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    Parenting Styles Being a parent can be one of the most difficult jobs a person will ever have. It may be especially challenging when the child is in their adolescent years. Most parents want their children to become independent, productive and able to cope with the world. The older methods of parenting do not work in today's society. Teenagers, like everyone else, want to be treated with respect and seen as individuals with there own ideas. "Baumrind's seminal work on the classification of paren...
  • Children Of Alcoholic Parents
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    The Effects of Parental Alcoholism on Children Until rather recently, the impact of alcoholism was measured by its effect on the alcoholic, by days lost from work and highway fatalities. New research, however, has tended to concentrate on the impact of alcoholism on the family, especially the children of alcoholics. Numerous studies have reported on the familial transmission of alcoholism. It has been shown that alcoholics have more biological relatives with an alcohol problem than do nonalcohol...
  • Long Term Effects Of Divorce On Children
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    Divorce: Effects on Children Divorce has become an unquestionable remedy for the miserably married. Currently, the United States has the highest divorce rate in the world. Every year in the US approximately one million children experience divorce which, is about one in every three children (Amato 21). The effects of divorce can be tremendously painful for both children and adults. Children of divorce are more likely to suffer from behavioral, social, academic, and psychological problems than chi...
  • Children Of Gay And Lesbian Parents
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    Lesbian and Gay Parenting. SUMMARY OF RESEARCH FINDINGS Charlotte J. Patterson University of Virginia Like families headed by heterosexual parents, lesbian and gay parents and their children are a diverse group (Martin, 1993). Unlike heterosexual parents and their children, however, lesbian and gay parents and their children are often subject to prejudice because of sexual orientation that turns judges, legislators, professionals, and the public against them, frequently resulting in negative out...
  • Children Of Gay And Lesbian Parents
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    Introduction The sexuality and development of children with gay parents must be most affected by the rearing of the gay parents. Does having gay parents affect a child's mental health and growth? Can education and socialization be decreased with the presence of gay parents? How could it be possible that children are not affected by having two parents of the same sex? Doesn't this cause some gender confusion for the child? How can a child develop properly without the experience of both a male and...
  • Important For Parents
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    Self-esteem can be defined as how children feel about themselves. Children's levels of self-esteem are evident in their behavior and attitudes. If children feel good about themselves, these good feelings will be reflected in how they relate to friends, teachers, siblings, parents, and others. Self-esteem is something that affects individuals throughout life. Therefore, it is very important for parents to help their children develop healthy levels of self-esteem. There are many things parents can...
  • Children Of Divorced Parents
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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...
  • Use Corporal Punishment With Children
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    Corporal Punishment of Children: When Family Issue Become Public Concerns Corporal punishment is a rising concern in Canada. On top of that Canada is getting scrutinize from the rest of the world for allowing parents to use reasonable force to punish children. Earlscourt Child and Family Center in metro Toronto deals with family and abuse. Parent's educators help parents deal with other techniques then hitting or spanking to non-violent methods such as time out and work chores. Parents who use c...
  • Children Of Divorced Parents
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    Divorce is becoming more acceptable and normal. This is a problem and divorce should be decreased. All couples should be required to attend marriage counseling before they are married. Couples attending marriage counseling could decrease this problem. Divorce then may stop becoming such a problem, and only happen when absolutely necessary after other steps have been taken and failed. Divorce means different things to different people, It can be defined as spousal separations, parental separation...
  • Co Parent Adoption Gays And Lesbians
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    Over the pas couple of decades American society has undergone some vast changes. The concept of the family has been greatly altered. No longer is such emphasis put on the 'traditional' family. A majority of children are being raised in single parent households. Single parent adoption rights have been granted. Now an entirely new sort of family is being disputed. Should gays and lesbians be granted the right to adopt a child? Today's view of gays and lesbians is drastically different t than it wa...
  • Parents And Society Need
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    Who Is Raising the Children? Children are no longer being raised by effective positive influences. Most parents don't have sufficient time to spend with their kids because of economic realities. They are relying on other resources to be positive figures. As well as parents, educators also lack the time and resources to positively influence students in their care. This lack of guidance is resulting in a generation of children without a sense of proper behavior and morale. Most parents are forced ...
  • Children Of Lesbian And Gay Parents
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    In the last decade there has been a rise n the number of lesbians and gay men forming their own families. Many do this through adoption, foster care, artificial insemination, and other means. Today, researchers have estimated that the number of children living with one gay or lesbian parent is six to fourteen million. Some have described this current period as a lesbian and gay "baby boom". However, lesbian and gay parents face many social and legal obstacles (Lambda Legal Defense and Educationa...
  • Parents Spank Children
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    Parents should not spank their children. Spanking could make children temporarily aware that what they have done wasn't right. But later spanking could make children become scared of older people. Spanking could also make children to be abusive to others. And moreover, spanking would make children not to love their parents. Therefore, parents should not spank their children. Spanking should not be tolerated because it scares children, and make children not to tell the truth. Children who have ex...
  • Direct Damage To The Heart From Alcohol
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    Ethyl alcohol (ethanol) is known as alcohol. It is made by fermenting starch or sugar into different fruits and grains. Beer (usually about 5% alcohol), wine (usually 12 to 15% alcohol), and hard liquor (which is about 45% alcohol), are alcoholic beverages that are made by fermentation and distillation (1). Alcohol can lead to serious physical damage in all systems of the body, the most serious in the cardiovascular system, the nervous system and the liver. In these three areas the damage may ev...
  • Best Qualities In Good Parents
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    Good Parenting Almost everyday I hear new information about parents hitting their children, or abandoning them because the kids were too much to handle. It seems like society today does not care for its children in a proper manner. Nobody ever mentions anything about the parents that treat their children right. People do not ever stop to think about what makes a good parent. Here are some qualities that make a good parent. One of the best qualities in good parents is providing love and affection...
  • Love Between Parents And Children
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    The society of our human beings is really a complex system. Then what is the basis, or say, the smallest unit of such an unwieldy system? People will say! ^0 family! +/- with one voice. Usually family is considered to be the essential element of a society. If we look the word! ^0 family! +/- into a dictionary, its definition is simply! ^0 a group consisting of parents and their children! +/-. Then we come to the conclusion that the relationship between parents and children is the most basic one ...
  • Children Of Authoritarian Parents
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    How do you discipline your children when they come home with a tattoo that you specifically told them not to get? What about when you catch them smoking? Or when they refuse to do their homework? What about when they lie to you right to your face? Or when they beat up on their little brother? Every parent has been through at least one situation in which discipline is involved. The style a parent chooses to discipline his or her child may vary, but it is a very important part of parenting. Expert...
  • Children Of Gay And Lesbian Parents
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    Is it right to tell a person or couple (who is a perfect candidate to be a parent) that they are not aloud to adopt because they have different sexual preferences than a majority of the world? Gay and lesbian couples should be aloud to adopt children; they are just as capable of being good parents as a heterosexual couple is. Thousands of children in this country are without permanent homes. These children suffer for months, to years, within state foster care systems that lack qualified foster p...
  • Children Of Divorced Parents
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    A higher percentage of people in the United States marry than in any other modern society. Unfortunately, along with marriage comes divorce. The divorce rate for families with dependent children is very alarming. It has been estimated that 41 percent of all children will experience the disruption of their parents' marriage by age 15 (National Center for Health Statistics, 1989). There are many disturbing consequences that affect the children of divorced parents. One study showed that children fr...

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