Scenario Erin is a White female in her late forties currently going through a divorce after 24 years of marriage. She and her husband, Sam, had three children together. Sam is an agent with the FBI and Erin was a stay at home mom during her marriage, at the insistence of her husband. Sam lives in the marital home with the youngest son, who attends high school and Erin’s widowed mother moved to the state to provide a place for Erin to live. Erin’s oldest daughter lives with her and the grandmother. The middle daughter is away at college, but stays with Erin when she comes home. Erin has been estranged from her only brother for years. Neither liked the other siblings spouse, and they have been at odds for years. Erin states her husband has
Family Genogram Paper Katroya Jones Florida State College at Jacksonville Abstract A genogram is a diagram that shows family members and their relationships. The information can sometimes include, ages, dates, deaths, and or geographic locations. Males are represented by squares and females are represented by circles. The horizontal lines indicate marriage; while the vertical line indicates parents and children. This paper outlines the assessment and analysis of the three generation of the Jones and Sheffield family, relationships, structures, and health struggles. The interview was conducted by myself (Katroya) and the interviewer was my mother (Sheryl).
Identify and investigate these contemporary issues relating to family law and evaluate the effectiveness of legal and non-legal responses to these issues
Blended Families Did you know that one third of all children in the United States (US) are expected to live in a stepfamily before they reach the age of 18[helpguide.org 2008]? While some people consider blended families abnormal, they can be just as good as a “regular” family. With blended families becoming more common, there are more studies being done to show both the similarities and differences between “regular” and blended families.
father and son. He describes his bond with his father as a support system; they both ensure the
Parenting in A Blended Family The family dynamics in Max Apple’s “Stepdaughters” and Amy Tan’s “A Pair of Tickets” displays some of the issues that parents, stepparents and teenagers may or may not experience. A mother’s relationship with her children has a very unique connection, especially when it comes our daughters.
A father-child relationship can be a good thing for some people, and problematic for others. There are different types of fathers. There are fathers who are always around their children, who give unconditional love and guidance. Then there are hard-to-please fathers who drain their children with extremely high expectations, leading to a strained relationship. Moreover, there are fathers who cannot handle the responsibilities that come with fatherhood, this type of fathers walk out on the family when the situation gets tough. Many people see their fathers in one way as a child and grow to see them in a whole different light as adults. The richness and complexity of the child and father relationship are the reason many poets write about fatherhood and fathers.
learning difficulties problems with relationships and socialising rebellious behaviour aggressive and violent behaviour anti social behaviour and criminality self isolating behaviour (making people dislike you) negative impulsive behaviour (not caring what happens to you) Example 4 Children and young people may find themselves going through a parental divorce or be part of a single parent family or they may have become part of a step family. They may
In contrast, the case In Re Southard, 365 P.3d 1089 (2015), the court found that the nonparent should have custody of the child due to a child-parent relationship. In this case, the mother had married two men Southard and Larkins twice. Southard, 365 P.3d at 1092. The result of these multiple unions was three children. Southard, 365 P.3d at 1092. At the end the mother’s fourth marriage with Southard, he received custody of all three children including AR who was not Southard’s biological child, but Larkins. Id. The mother petitioned for custody, but custody was denied. Id. The court found that Southard had physical custody of AR for a year and had developed a child-parent relationship. Id. The court also decided that the time Southard spent with AR were not caused by custodial inference, but by the marriage of the mother and Southard. Id. at 105.
Reasons for Choosing this Family Joan’s family was selected for this because she has experienced parenting, marriage, and divorced at the tender age of twenty-five. She has also taken on other significant responsibilities such as purchasing a home and a vehicle in addition to raising two children solely on her income. Joan is driven and motivated to pursue and finish her education; rear her children in a stable home environment, despite facing the challenges of single parenting. She does not receive any type of financial spousal or child support from her ex-husband. Joan’s ex-husband is currently employed as a police officer and lives with another woman. The ex-husband rarely interacts with the children; he sees them only when his mother keeps them for Joan. Joan heavily relies on her parents and other family members to assist her with finances and childcare.
Despite being a transitional family, this study found that stepfathers, across the board, positively helped the children under their care. In addition to the research, it was found that the healthier relationship the child shared with the stepfather was largely due to the relationship that already preexisted between the biological mother and child. Also as stated in the research question, it was assumed that child behavior prior to a stepfather moving in would affect the bond between them. This proved to be correct, however, the initial mind set was that depression would drive a wedge between their relationship in actuality it proved to help draw the stepfather and child closer together. The study also encouraged delaying a stepfather joining the household if the child displayed delinquent behavior because it could cause problems between the stepfather and stepchild. Due to past findings, it was believed that girls rather than boys would have more troublesome relationships with their stepfathers. This proved to be true, not just because of gender, but also because girls would hide their depressive
Divorce is common in the United States; remarriage is just as common. As a result many marriages result in a blended family. A family in which both of the parents have children from previous marriages. Often the blended family shares a permanent residence. Clair Cartwright and Kerry Gibson state in
Introduction In the last 50 years or so, family life has changed becoming more diverse and complex, which has been the source of research by social scientists especially the effects of divorce on children. Marriage is no longer an institution that couples need to suffer if times are difficult, divorce is easier and cohabitation is more morally acceptable. The ideology of the nuclear family whilst not outdated is not the only type of family in which to raise children. The modern more complex family arrangements include step families, lone parents, step sibling
There is an increase in the numbers of different family types, be them lone parent families, stepfamilies, cohabiting couples, same sex couples, or children living at home for a longer period. The broad structure of family have complicated relations in some cases, where for example, ex-step-siblings may still be considered as family, which leaves a complex family dynamic. Although the traditional family structure of a nuclear family still remains as the most common family organisation, ‘variation has become a normal part of normal family life for many people in modern Britain’ (SIRC, online: pg.8).
Family Systems and Healthy Development Liberty University Family Systems and Healthy Development In today’s world, families are dynamic and interdependent systems. The developmental processes of the children in the family are deeply affected by how the family system operates. However, a family’s structure does not determine whether it is a healthy family system or not. Today, families consist of single parents, stepparents, divorced parents, remarried parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. They are all able to contribute to a healthy functioning family system by meeting each family member’s needs and encouraging positive communication (Jamiolkowski, 2008). Unhealthy family systems have negative and possibly