Children In Low Income Working Families

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There are many aspects and various issues around our daily lives, such as social environment and especially when it comes to people life. People are living in the United States need to face huge problems that come from social, families, daily lives. So do working families, but these people have more problems, more stress than other people. Their problems come from work, family’s life, money and it also include children. Children in low- income working families have various problems such as: child care, education and the environment. For low-income working families, child care will be a serious problem of parents. They are called “working families” because They are a part of the family which has two heads of household work and those people …show more content…
One of IQ success stories is Anne Coleman-Honn of the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm “when our child care arrangement fell through on a day that neither I nor my husband could miss work, I felt very lucky to have backup care as an option” she recalled. Children in low-income working families usually have to take care of themselves when they are really young. This will be the next problems of children in low-income working families. Normally, because working parents are too busy at workplace to earn money so children usually take care of themselves after school. For example, they will do homework, play, and have meals on their own. According to “Working Families and Growing Kids” of Smolensky, Eugene and other authors show the reader that “Self-care is less common among families below or near the poverty line, and it becomes more common as hours of parental employment increase”. And the unsupervised conditions may be conductive to loneliness and boredom, as well as to engage in health- compromising behaviors. Another problem of children in low-income working families is that they often have a part time job earlier …show more content…
Most children in working families are studying in public school. Public school is a school that is maintained at public expense for the education of the children of a community or district and that constitutes a part of a system of free public education commonly including primary and secondary school. When something comes with free, it will not be the best, because public school is free, so it will exist lots of problems such as: not better education, problems about discipline, amount of bad behavior- students more than private school. Working parents don’t have much money to send their kids in private school with a fee of $8,000-$12,000 per year, even though their kids are so talent, or need a place to develop their skills. In Low-Income Working Families, students might have less education and opportunities to develop more than children in middle class and upper class. Because they live in the family whose parents had less education, less opportunities, they will be hard to gain more knowledge about life. According to Wall Street journal, an article of Bradford Wilcox, W “Bootstraps aren’t enough, by the time they start kindergarten, children from professional families hear 19 million more words than working-class kids” showed that children in professional families have more opportunities than children in working class. Because they grow up in a family with two married and attentive parents,

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