A child with criminal parents faces a greater likelihood of becoming a delinquent than children with law-abiding parents. However, the influence appears not to be directly related to criminality but possibly to poor supervision. Various Studies Studies indicate that positive parenting, including normative development, monitoring, and discipline, clearly affects whether children will become delinquent. Adequate supervision of free-time activities, whereabouts, and peers are critical to assure that children do not drift into antisocial and delinquent patterns of behavior. Surprisingly, little is known about normative and moral development with the family as they relate to delinquency.
and Martin, J.A. 1983). Indulgent parents are very responsive to their children opinion and wishes, however, without providing them with any development structure, such as establishing a daily routine (bedtime routine, homework routine, dinner routine) or family rules. Children coming from indulgent families present opposing characteristics, such as high self-esteem, enhanced social skills and yet, egocentric, impulsive and irresponsible (Darling, 1999). Fielder (2008) suggested that irresponsible attitude may have an effect on the child ability to interact with peers, because children of such characteristics do not consider the consequences of their actions.
Parents within this parenting style demonstrate tolerance of their children’s opinion but lack control and discipline. When they do enforce restrictions they do it through logical thinking with their children. The last parental style demonstrated in this research is “behavioral strictness-supervision” which had a very strong positive relationship to procrastination. These parents do not give emotional support to students, employee extreme restrictions using discipline where there is little to no verbal
According to Legislative Analyst’s Office or LAO, which is a nonpartisan government agency which has conducted studies that shows that, “Poor academic performance, poor attendance, and more likely, expulsion is an important factor for predicting future criminal behavior.” (LAO) LAO’s studies implies that students who do not do well in school and those who do not attend school on a regular basis are prone to become juvenile delinquents in the future. Having said that, children who have poor academic aspects are at risk for futu... ... middle of paper ... ...nt path. With that being said, weak parent-child activity are related to family dilemmas which is prone to be a strong predictor for general offending. Furthermore, K. M. Banham Bridges, an assistant psychologist at Canadian National Committee for Mental Hygiene, found that, “Delinquent and immoral parents always have delinquent children. The children may lose respect and affection for their parents to resist their influences or the power of their suggestion.”(Bridges).
Felling guilt for actions that do not pertain to them can have lasting psychological effects. In a study done on effects of divorce, almost half of the participants felt responsible for their parents divorce (Taylor 2001). This study involves interviewing children regarding their views of the parental divorce. It discusses these children?s feelings and gives specific recommendations. The children are asked a series of questions including, ?Do/did you feel responsible for your parents?
In a study by Ross (1996) of gender victim, male children were more likely then female children to be abused severely by both their mother and father (Hartly, 2002). Additionally, mother and father figure along with other children present in the home were collected to determine what kind of relationship, maltreatments and if any substance or alcohol abuse led to domestic violence and maltreatments to children in the home. The outcome of the relationship showed that mothers who were showed to used substance or alcohol were more likely to abuse, neglect and maltreat the children. Interaction between parents and children demonstrated that the type of maltreatments between gender and older children versus younger children experience different types of
What is fortunate is that most families will respect their privacy of their children and not question the school psychologists were there is a small percentage of parents who may. What may be difficult to understand for some students of school psychology and certified school psychologists is that the child is not their only client, but that the parents are. Due to the law and ethics of dealing with minors in a school setting the parents and/or legal guardians have the right to know what it that there child is experiencing through out there school day. If a school psychologists is providing counseling sessions with a child they must obtain permission from the parent. To gain permission from their parent they may have to inform the parent of some information that the child may feel as private.
While children with emotionally distant or hostile parents often feel insecure, have difficulty trusting people, and are less likely to depend on others(Amato&Cheadle 2005). Children within divorced families have less emotional support and financial assistance. It is especially worse if it turns out that only one parent is raising the children. Other studies done by Amato and Cheadle (2005) have been done and indicate that the offspring of a now divorced couple have an elevated risk of experiencing emotional distress in adulthood. Also, they have issues with their education, economic security, having a strong relationships with parents, marital happiness, and difficulty with marital stability to promote mental health and a sense of well-being.
From then the social worker needs to find good adoptive parents with good a good background, no trouble, and a good living environment for the child. The Adoptive parents have a huge role in the child’s life. The child has already been through enough bad things or just living in an unsafe living environment, so it is the parent’s job to make sure they have what it takes to be adoptive parents because you never know what type of child you can get. I also believe you should not have children if... ... middle of paper ... ...pect people that are older than them period. And the adults need to also realize that just because they are older doesn’t mean that they can talk to you any kind of way and expect you not to get an attitude.
First, being in a single parent home may affect the advancing of the child’s education level by placing the child with the parent they do not favor which may affect encouragement to be successful. For example, writers of the “Journal of marriage and family” stated “Children living with only their fathers had h... ... middle of paper ... ...ike them when they reach adulthood. A single parent home usually consist of a mother or father that works at a low income job while trying to maintain a positive outlook for the child they are attempting to raise. Having both parents present in one home may have a negative affect on the child being raised if the child often witnesses parental conflicts due to the belief that one parent is not meeting the parental standards the other believes they need to fulfill. Single parents develop a sense of protection over the child because he/she wants the child to do better than them when they reach adulthood.