The conflicting question during this age is "am I good or am I bad?". If a divorce occurs at this stage, the child might believe that something they have done caused them to do so, filling the child with guilt. Stage 4 of Erickson's theory of personality development lasts from age 6 to the beginning of adolescence. The main theme of this stage is industry versus inferiority. Here is where the child learns to function ... ... middle of paper ... ...d by their parent's divorce but also have negative side effects later on in adulthood (issue 8 pg 146).
And, the research included children from “intact” families. The researchers used the interviews and the direct observation to find out how could the children be affected by the divorce, and compared between the children who went through the divorce and the other from the intact families. The result after analyzing was that toddler from divorced families question that all relations will not last forever. Moreover, they have regression such as bedwetting, nightmares and brief blanket holding or brief thumb sucking (Amato and Keith in 1991). The third study’s propose was to analysis the causes of divorced and determine the risks... ... middle of paper ... ...ior that will be taken from observing his attitude in the house and kindergarten - Step two, analyze the notes that were taken in step one.
The author uses a combination of Ethos and Pathos to support his theory on divorce. Blaine uses these strategies to highlight the mixed emotions a child may endure while going through such a confusing stage of their early lives. This then gives the audience a better understanding of the certain personalities children may gain while coping with sad situation of split parents. He also draws on his experience as a psychiatrist to give statistics as well as true stories to back up his reasoning. Blaine uses five specific guidelines for parents to follow in order to try and lessen the effect of divorce upon the child.
The effects of divorce are not limited to practical adjustments alone, but research also indicates that children who go through the divorce of their parents experience physical and psychological troubles as well. According to recent research if current divorce rates remain steady, one in four children will go through the divorce of their parents before they are sixteen (Doweling & Gorell-Barnes, 1999). Another statistic shows that between 1972 and 1997 more than a million young children were involved in divorce each year (Zinsmeister, 1997). It is imperative in our society that is experiencing divorce so rampantly that we understand through research and observation the effects divorce has on children. The effects of divorce on children has been an issue of great controversy among professionals and parents alike.
Divorce has stressors for both the parents and the children in the marriage. This can be seen in a study conducted by Jennifer M. Weaver and Thomas J. Schofield. For this study intact and divorced families were observed. Three main things were observed when doing the study, the income of the family before the divorce, children’s IQ as well as the mother’s predivorce sensitivity (Weaver & Schofield, 2014). The results confirmed the hypothesis that “children from divorced families had significantly more behavior problem than peers from intact families” (Weaver & Schofield, 2014, p.45).
Many children in today’s society are growing up in a single parent household as a result of divorce. This creates a binuclear family where the child is living in two different households. It is believed that if the parents can have “good” divorce that the child will essentially have the same healthy emotions as before. The textbook Delinquency in Society states that divorce can cause many problems for children, but it has not been linked to delinquency (Regoli, Hewitt, DeLisi, 255). Parents’ staying together has been associated with a reason a child may engage in delinquency.
In a research project done using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, researchers examined the antecedents of parents’ spanking behavior. This study represents an important step forward in understanding the profile of parents who spank their children. Even though the study had little theoretical orientation from which spanking could be predicted, it showed that younger mothers spank much more frequently than older mothers; that younger childre... ... middle of paper ... ... violence of corporal punishment. In addition, corporal punishment can and often does become abuse when parents are especially angry or stressed (Barnett, Miller-Perrin, Perrin 292). Finally, we need to know more about the personal resources of parents that can lessen the incidence of spanking.
There are many issues and concerns that divorced parents must think about when children are involved. Divorce affects children in many ways such as emotionally, physically, academically, and socially. Although there may be some advantages to divorce, for example divorce is good if the child is being hurt or abused, by one of the parents. The reality is that divorce is bad for many children because it can make the children depressed, and because they have to choose which parent to stay with. Parents should stay in marriage instead of divorce for the sake of the children.
Introduction Academic research has shown that 41% of all marriages end before their 30th year of marriage (Battams, 2013). Many studies dispute the fact that divorces only effects children psychologically, but this paper will focus on other important factors including emotional and behavioural effects along with short and long term effects a parental divorce will have on children. The purpose of this paper is to present the various types of ways that children cope with the stress and depression of a divorce. Of these various ways in which children cope with the stress of divorce, their are coping strategies that are proven to treat children effected by a divorce. Girgis, George, & Anderson (2011) define marriage as the union of a man and a woman who make a permanent and exclusive commitment to each other of the type that is naturally (inherently) fulfilled by bearing and rearing children together.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the extent to which divorce creates a divided world for a child, and the consequences for long-term adjustment. The researchers, Finley and Schwartz, studied and surveyed 1375 participants who were emerging adult university students from both intact and divorced families from many ethnicities (Finley and Schwartz, 2013). The results of the study found that in intact families nurturance and involvement from both parents were closely related, while in divorced families it was not. It was also shown that divorce is associated with compromised ... ... middle of paper ... ... divorce on children, and the relationship between children and parents suffers after a divorce. It is imperative to explore the research on the impact of divorce on children and adolescents, and why it is important that more researchers in this area consider homosexual families.