Social Effects Of Single Parent Family

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Single parent family as known as lone parent family can be defined as a family where one parent lives with dependent children, without a partner (Encyclopedia, 2003). It shows that there were 2 million lone parents in the United Kingdom in 2014 and it shows an increase from 2004, which was 1.9 million, is referred to by ONS (2015). In addition, 91 percent of women have dependent children while 9 percent of men have dependent children. As a result of divorce, 30 per cent of children lack certain necessary things due to what the parents are going through. This essay will examine the causes of divorce and the effects it has on children.

There are different issues that arise with a family that leads to divorce, which
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Also, some may feel their parents separated because of them and this gets them really worried. Children also tend to have friend problems due to the separation of their parents and due to this the child is more likely to attend family therapy sessions. It shows that boys go through a lot when their parents separate unlike girls and this is because boys tend to blame themselves for everything that’s happening between their parents according to Patient (2013). Boys are the ones that are strong enough to take all the blame and girls try their best not to get in the middle of everything. Therefore, children begin to showcase the feelings of failure, loneliness, and depression that their parents display. Furthermore, children do not participate in activities because of what is happening between their parents and some are not allowed to go out with friends and also visit family members this can make them feel trapped and …show more content…
It is necessary to make the children feel loved and comfortable by both parents and it is best not to argue in front of the child so it doesn’t make them feel like they caused it or make them feel sad (Vasu, 2014). Parents should be able to have a good relationship with the children so they don’t really feel the separation between both parents and it is important to listen to what the children have to say about the whole issue. In addition, activities done with them should continue, for example, going out with friends and family members. In Patient’s view (2013) It is important for both parents to spend a lot of quality time with the child so they feel special and

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