Additionally, mothers teach their daughters how to be nurturing and independent. Belgrave (2009) asserts that historically, African American mothers were the breadwinners and assumed the responsibility of caring for their families given the restrained prospects for African American males. As a result, girls observed the dual identity of their mothers and other prominent women in the society and internalized these identities (Lee & Ashcraft, 2005). Despite so many challenges and stressors during parenting, African American mothers play a significant role in development of perceived self-identity and goal oriented behaviors among their adolescent daughters.
No matter the many reasons a child can be motherless, the effects can be life changing. Beth Azar with the American Psychological Association says that, “Children without mothers in the household can have damaging effect including but not limited to insecurities, angst, doubt and hesitance about the world around them. Insecure attachments can negatively impact children psychologically and socially throughout all stages of development and into adulthood” (www.refrence.com-social science and psychology).
This is also influenced to boys by their fathers when they are growing up. Kids see what is happening around them and they are like sponges once they see something they will soak it up. So when a father is being demanding to a mother then their kid is soaking it up and later on in life the kid will us it on any women that might enter his life. This is an example as of how young boys get the idea to be stronger than a women. Boys also might be the same way with their mom but the mom will see it and hopefully tell them that it’s not a good thing to do to a women. Kids are growing up and noticing what they are doing but still do not want to change their ways because they think it is
Applies the nursing process to systems or processes at the unit/team/work group level to improve care. Demonstrates leadership by involving others in improving care. (Practice; Ethics; Resource Utilization)
Boys learn at an early age that involvement with their mothers will result in them emasculating them. They learn that compassion and dependency are signs of weakness. Kimmel states that “By the time, they are nine they are distant and sullen.” By the time adolescence hits then, they have to cope with their raging hormones by standing on their own two feet, make wise decisions, and not share any emotion. It doesn’t matter if young boys are around their mothers in fact they should be around them. It is great to be around their father as well but their mothers.
Dysfunctional Families The novel Into the Wild is a true story about Christopher McCandless narrated by the author Jon Krakauer. Krakauer focuses on revealing the journey taken by Christopher McCandless, but more importantly the development of McCandless’ psychological behavior. After finishing high school, McCandless single-handedly takes a road trip alone, where he discovers that his father has a second family. Keeping this secret away from Chris only angered him as he felt remarkably betrayed from his father.
The lacking role of parental figures, mostly the father figure, leads children every day to self-loathing, behavior problems, poor academic performance, commitment of crimes, etc. Children, mostly boys, that grow up with that lack of a father role usually go more towards being the everyday criminals if they don’t have a sense of discipline, or if they don’t know right from wrong.
Growing up as a child in a dysfunctional home causes children to abhor their parents and have a difficult time trusting them. Both parents not staying together in one house cause abhorrence against the parents. Going home every day to drunk men and loud music, going to bed hearing loud arguments causes children to become afraid. After growing up and understanding everything that has happened as a kid growing up, gives children a different outlook on life. After years of being in a home where there is no balance causes children to dislike their parents because of the hurt and lies they have been through. When children get into their adulthood, most of them forgive their parents and some continue to be stubborn and not forgive them.
David Newman identifies several ways in which parents treat their sons differently from their daughters. He mentions how parents are more likely to talk about sadness with their daughters than with their sons and are more likely to talk about anger with their sons than with their daughters. This is because of the widespread belief that girls are “delicate” and sensitive to emotions while boys are taught to not show weakness. He further discusses how parents are more likely to “verbally teach and direct their sons” and use more “action verbs” and “numbers” with them as well. This is because parents expect their daughters to stay at home with the family while sons are expected to go out and work. Furthermore, Newman states how parents are more
Many children tend to act out how they are feeling instead of verbalizing it. They show aggressive and out of control behaviors towards their relationships. Boys tend to be more likely to exhibit these traits. Girls, however, are more likely to hold in anger, fear, and anxiety, leading to depression. Both of these problems can significantly affect how well a child learns. If a child’s education is affected, it could stay with them throughout their lives. (Santrock 201)
In addition, a study was done on children ages 4, 6, and 8 to test flexibility about gender and parental influences. Assessments were focused around gender constancy, judgments about gender norms; results showed that younger children were more rigid than older children, showing parental influence is present (Cyphers, Lisa)(Conry-Murray, Clare).
parents. Children that are raised by both parents have a lot of pressure and influences put upon
The roles we live out each day are connected with the way we think about aggression. It may also be that parents are responsible for these roles by giving the messages they send to their children. "Parents respond to males and females differently,