Effects of Separated Parents to Their Children

3692 WordsApr 5, 201415 Pages
PREFACE A separation is a difficult time for both parents. But through the eyes of a child is not only difficult but traumatic and confusing. Anyone of us don’t want to be a victim of this situation, because it has a terrible effect The paper is future-focused; it will apply a social analytical perspective to the issues, and a focus on children’s needs and paternal / parental responsibilities to these needs. The research defined the point of physical parental separation, different effects to the children, the reason why they are affected, and access-related problems like dangers on their part which represent not only legal challenges, but also a “bio-psycho-social-spiritual” affliction for those who suffer the consequences.…show more content…
That said, it’s not always the separation itself that’s the main cause of all this. One major factor in all this is the life after separation, which can, at times, be low-income. Where both parents remain very involved with the children, and very supportive of them – especially where there’s no tension between the parents – the outcomes are often very good indeed. B. Myths about Problems One common preconception is that boys don’t adjust to separation as well as girls, but there’s been no evidence in studies to show any difference between the sexes in this. Similarly, it doesn’t seem to matter how old the child is when separation occurs, at least in terms of long-term outcome. Nor does the absence of one parent from the household necessarily mean an adverse effect on the development of the child, according to recent studies. All these are simply myths that have developed over time, with no basis in fact. C. Effects of Relocation As long as the absent parent remains in the same general area and there’s regular contact, it’s possible to maintain the semblance of a family. If the absent parent moves away, however, then that’s disrupted, and can mean unhappiness and depression for the child, with less frequent visits. It should be noted, though, that with teenagers, things like weekend visits often become less frequent anyway as they develop their own social
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