Having a Broken Family and How Its Effect to the Children

6051 Words Oct 26th, 2011 25 Pages
CHAPTER I
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND

Introduction
People marry for many reasons, including one or more of the following: legal, social, libidinal, emotional, economic, spiritual, and religious. These might include arranged marriages, family obligations, the legal establishment of a nuclear family unit, the legal protection of children and public declaration of commitment. It is usually formalized at a wedding or marriage ceremony. The ceremony may be officiated either by a religious official, by a government official or by a state approved celebrant. In many European and some Latin American countries, any religious ceremony must be held separately from the required civil ceremony. Some countries – such as Belgium, Bulgaria, France,
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209, The Family Code of the Philippines, Title IX: Parental Authority, Art. 209. Pursuant to the natural right and duty of parents over the person and property of their unemancipated children, parental authority and responsibility shall include the caring for and rearing them for civic consciousness and efficiency and the development of their moral, mental and physical character and well-being.3 What do children want? They want time with their parents. During that time they want their parents’ undivided attention. They want their parents to listen to listen them in a respectful way, without correcting them. Parents are the most important people in their children’s lives.4
In most cases, usually one parent keeps custody of his/her children. But despite of that, the thought that they were no longer complete seem unacceptable. A broken home can make a child insecure. Insecure in the sense that he no longer had a complete family he can call his own. For a child’s mind a family is composed of a father, mother and children. And living without either his father or mother will create fear and insecurities in him. This feeling of insecurities will even trigger if he is around his friends who are living a normal, complete and happy life. This is especially true in school events were the parents’ presence are required. There
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