Broken Home Research Paper

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A person’s childhood is a very important and fragile time of every person life. Children shouldn’t be raise in certain conditions that may affect them later on in life. My hypothesis is that I believe children from broken homes get behavioral, academic and social problems because of their unhealthy relationship between them and their parents. I will be testing my hypothesis by naturalistic observation, giving out a questionnaire, and doing individual case studies on both children and parents. I would hope that my hypothesis will correlate to my results at the end of the experiments.

CHILDREN IN BROKEN HOMES 3
Children in Broken Homes Parents or care givers are an important part of a person’s
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Silverman (1935, p. 12) explains several different cases of certain families whose homes are broken. He states the problems that these children are dealing with such as alcoholic parents, parents who have commitment issues and parents who are always arguing (Silverman, 1935, p. 12). Parents are supposed to be a role model to these children but he proves otherwise. He believes it is the parent’s fault that the children from broken homes start to misbehave (Silverman, 1935, p. 11). Most of these children misbehave because of what they experience in their everyday lives. For example, if the parents fought using words and actions, the children would learn everything from their parents. They would do what they saw at home with other children at school, which can lead to …show more content…
Children from broken homes may drop out of school because of low income or bad peer relationships (Theobald and Piquero, 2013, p. 51). Whether it was a death of one of the parents or a divorce many boys from Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development were reported for causing problems with other kids because they didn’t know how to have a social relationship or act in a social situation (Gibson, 1969, p. 202). The loss of a parent had messed them up emotionally and physically.
The problems of broken homes come from the emotions that are within the family itself (Silverman, 1935, p. 13). The inability for the parents to hide emotions from the children would cause children to do things that may be morally wrong because of low self-control. Boutwell and Beaver (2010, p. 494) had realized broken homes and levels of self-control was not statistically significant because low self-control wasn’t caused by broken homes. However, broken homes influenced levels of self-control (Boutwell and Beaver, 2010, p. 494). Low levels of self-control can be affected by negative parenting skills and communication (Boutwell and Beaver 2010, p.

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