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Article 2 Family - seemed to be more adaptive towards the divorce then it is more than likely the child will reside with that parent It is not the

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Naal 2 Article 2: Family Functioning—Cohesion and Adaptability In divorced families, children do not all adapt in similar ways. Having the choice of living with one parent over another is a big decision for a child. It more than likely impacts how rapidly the child adapts to his/her environment. Some children choose to live with the single-parent family while others choose to live with the heads of a two- parent family. The child living with the single-parent gradually becomes cohesive to the divorce and not willing to adapt to new environment. He/she has the tendency to unite the parents and is not willing to accept new experiences. The child who chooses to live with the head of two-parent household is considered to be an adaptive adolescent who is willing to adjust to social changes such as: a stepmother, a stepfather, or a half-sibling. The similarities and differences of living with a single-parent and living with a two-parent family are strictly based on the child’s perception of the parent. If the parent
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Unformatted text preview: seemed to be more adaptive towards the divorce, then it is more than likely the child will reside with that parent. It is not the gender of the parents that causes the difference in which a child perceives his/her family, but it is the role the parent has decided to take on. An adolescent needs much help and support through a divorce and it is up to the parent to perceive a positive lifestyle in which the child can grow and mature responsibly. This was a strong study in which it emphasized the different environments each household has in a divorce. I believe it is the individual’s responsibility to find out which household benefits him/her the best and make the proper decision. To some adaptive children, choosing the household with the stepfather/stepmother or the step-siblings will be the best choice. It offers a way of adapting to new relationships and family encounters....
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course PSYC Psycology taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Kennesaw.

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