Economic and social statistical data rarely differentiate men who are not fathers from those who are fathers. Again, very little information concerning fatherhood and what fathers want is available to people. Written literature on fatherhood and written accounts about fatherhood from men who are fathers are also relatively rare. There is certainty that the environment around fatherhood has increasingly changed when it comes to domestic domain, employment and breadwinning, the structure of the family and employment (FNF 2011). The quality of families, mainly between fathers and sons, fathers and daughters is nurtured by quality of fatherhood.
The dramatic rise in the rate of divorce in the United States between 1960 and 1980 is well known, and even more so are the high divorce rates over the past twenty years. In 1970, twelve percent of American families with children under age eighteen were headed by single parents, and by 1984, one-fourth of American families and nearly sixty percent of black families were headed by single parents (Demo & Acock, 1988, p. 619). These high divorce rates have resulted in numerous changes in American family life. While predictions vary, the consensus is that most youth will spend some time prior to age eighteen in a single-parent household based on recent social and demographic trends. Individuals with divorced parents are at increased risk of experiencing psychological problems in adulthood (Amato & Sobolewski, 2001, p. 900).
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Having divorced parents is no fault of their own, yet; they have to suffer with the stress it causes. Usually, student’s grades drop and they may also become very emotional. Neighbor (1992) demonstrates that boys from divorcing homes have poorer academic results than boys whose parents stayed together. It is thought that boys and girls often cope with divorces differently. According to Neighbor (1992), during post divorce year’s girls’ GPA remained higher than the GPA of boys’ whose parents got divorced.
Stay at Home Father This small group of father’s generally stays at home fathers by their own free will, have experienced a small increase over the past half century. In 1970, thanks to Karen Kramer (2016) and her research with at home father families, in the United States there was a noteworthy 2% of stay at home fathers in a two parent household; nearly half a decade later this number had doubled to 4% in 2010. Many decisions, conducted by both paternal parents for the better of their children, go into what a lot of society has ridiculed for their disregard for social norms regarding male masculinity; these include the fathers own desire to be the primary caregiver, a reluctance of allowing a stranger look after their kid, or the educational potential of their spouse. Normal gender ideology states that men are the main bread winner, deal with the bills, and protect the family while their female counterpart takes care of the housework and
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Divorce: Why You Should Reconsider It It is no secret that divorce has become a frequent occurrence. Parents are supposed to want what is best for their children, especially when the outcome of an important decision may impact the child in numerous ways. In spite of this, many couples tend to overlook some of the ramifications when making the choice to abandon their marriage. Before parents schedule those court dates and therapy sessions, they should center their attention to their children and attempt to reconsider divorce knowing that they are putting their child’s academic career, mental health, future relationships, social life, and parent-child relationships at risk. Many couples that consider divorce do not believe their verdict
Introduction In America, about one in every two marriages will end in divorce. Around 60% of those divorcing couples have children. (Cherlin, 2012). Half of the marriages in America end in divorce, and more than half of those couples have children, which means that about every other divorce that is filed in America, a child is impacted. Between 850,000 and 950,000 divorces occur each year.
For my research, I have chosen to explore the discussions regarding the various ways in which children are affected by the divorce of their parents. Divorce is a hard time for all parties involved, but many people are unaware of the full extent of issues that it can cause for those that are not directly involved- the children. Also, many of the negative affects divorce presents can, in fact, persist and become long-term. Most parents realize that their separation takes a toll on their children, but typically, adults are unaware of the ways that their children can potentially be affected by it throughout the rest of their lives. After thorough research in the field, the topics I considered to be most informative and compelling include: how divorce can affect separate children in different ways, the dynamics that are responsible for causing variations in the effects upon children, and how adults who encountered divorce as children are affected in the long run.
According to Princeton University, today less than half of children grow with both parents, one third are born to unmarried families, and another third are born to married parents who divorce before the child reaches adulthood. According to the National Institute of Child health and human development, the child population in the United States is around 26 % [70.2 million]. If Princeton University’s research was accurate: half of the children population grows with both parents, then it’s obviously 50 % of the child population. Breaking it down to number it would be around 35.1 million children who live with both parents. One third are born to unmarried families, it’s around 23.4 million children, 33 %.