The development of families and individuals in the family affect parent child relations. This includes leaving home, marriage, first child birth, divorce, relocating, working outside the home, and possible illnesses or disability. The developments put tension, pressure, and stress on a child and parents relationship. Causing the child to resent and or feel slighted by the parent. They feel this way because of unfair treatment, not enough attention, recent failures, and a possible divorce.
Adoption can alter various people from birth parents, to adoptive parents to siblings. But, a great deal of impact follows the adoptee themselves. Adoption can have many behavioural affects towards adopted children, whether it be long – term affects, an attachment disorder, or familial ties. Many teens face an identity crisis as they wonder who their biological parents are, their appearance, personality, and living style (Patricelli, 2007). Furthermore, adopted children may encounter self – esteem and identity problems themselves (Patricelli, 2007).
As the case may be, children are strongly affected by divorce. Some react differently than others, but all experience some kind of emotional change. Parents who are going through a divorce sometimes try to shield their children from the situation. But regardless of their parents good intentions, children often find themselves in an emotional catastrophe. Instead of protection from the situation, children need support and reassurance during this hard time.
Depression affects a couple's marriage by creating distress and conflict. It interrupts families as people try to deal with a parent/child/adolescent with depression. It can also be something that is learned socially, jumping from one family member to another, and can afflict numerous people within a family system. Multiple family members may be diagnosed with depression, or there may be depression that is not being treated. It can impact a family by eating up all the energy of a household, infiltrating it with negative emotions, and creating havoc.
The change the parents do can make a big difference in the children’s life. The parents can communicate with them and also non-verbal actions to help them after the divorce. The child’s age, sex, psychological health, and maturity are other changes that might affect the children with the divorce. According to many studies, the divorce of parents is like losing a parent to death. The divorce can cause problems in the child’s future relationships.
Socio-cultural factors can sometimes provide support to the family in resolving their problems, or conversely, can sometimes be the cause of problems. For example, if different groups of family members have unequal socio-cultural factors, this may negatively affect the relationship between them. According to McGoldrick, Carter & Garcia-Preto, (1999), "Ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status and health status influence the life cycle” (p.4). The socio-cultural factors that contribute to the development of the problem in Mary’s family are economic status, class, education, and ethnicity. Some of the factors th... ... middle of paper ... ...unable to adapt to different stages when they move on.
Each family has its own degree of interdependence. If one member exhibits a change in functioning, another member will follow with reciprocal changes. A family’s interdependence evolves to promote cohesion to take care of, and protect family members. Tensions can affect this process leading to problems within the family. When one member is anxious, the anxiety may spread to others in the family and escalate, leaving the family members overwhelmed or isolative.
A divorce can affect the traditional family dynamic in a multiple ways, including the relationship between children and their parents. The relationship between adolescent children and their parents in post-divorce families is often strained as a result of poor communications. Research indicates that a high degree of conflict between former spouses is one of the strongest detrimental influences on children and parent–child relations (Afifi & Schrodt, 2003). Two key behavior phenomena that can be observed in adolescents, in respect to their relationship to their divorced parents, are “feeling caught” as a mediator and inappropriate parental divorce disclosures. It has been suggested that, because older children have developed cognitive maturity, parents tend to rely on their adolescent offspring to provide support and advice, resulting in increased pressures and responsibilities (Wright & Maxwell, 1991).
Individuals and Families ISP Jonathan Beiles Family dysfunction can be any condition that interferes with healthy family functioning. Many families experience some dysfunction during stressful times, however, healthy families are able to return to normal after the crisis that put the family is distress passes. A dysfunctional family will “have a difficult time transitioning back to normalcy after a negative major event occurs in the family” . These events can include: “parental alcoholism, mental illness, child abuse, or extreme parental rigidity. ” Unfortunately, “the effects on children can sometimes linger long after these children have grown up and left their problem families.
It can send the child back and forth between the two parents over various distances, leaving the child feeling confused or lost. A child’s sense of continuity is disrupted and this can often lead to serious psychological effects on the child. The topic of the effects on the child of relocation after divorce is growing in interest as there are more cases of divorce than ever before. Custodial parents sometimes want to relocate which can cause great stress for the child as well as the non-custodial parent. This essay will discuss the effects the relocation after divorce have on the child, the best interests of the child, the presumptions before the divorce trial, the impact of modern technology and the flaws in this research.