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Blane Smith Sociology 101 December 4, 2007 Exam Four A 1. In today’s society, half of all marriages are expected to end in divorce, making a child-custody battle inevitable. Both parents hire the best lawyers to try and ensure that they will have full or majority custody of their child. However, the battle may take a toll on more than the parent’s pockets. Children are suffering from more and more psychological trauma from having to go through painful custody battles. Richard Warshak, a child counselor of divorced couples mentions the “magnitude of suffering” in his book and how hard it can be on a child. Many people believe in the “motherhood mystique,” which is the belief that the child should automatically go to the mother. In nearly 9 out of every 10 divorced marriages women are responsible for the children. Therefore, many of these
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Unformatted text preview: children do not get to see their fathers very often and sometimes only 4 or 5 days a month. The motherhood mystique is so entrenched in our culture, that most courts will only grant custody to a father if the mother shows absolutely no responsibility. Millions of children live without their father and this causes mothers to have to raise their children alone. This causes the father to be alienated from his children and causes many problems with the childs behavior. When children dont have fathers they lose the stern, discipline force that was once a constant in their lives. Without a strong paternal influence children are at a higher risk for teen pregnancy, STDs, academic underachievement, and drug use....
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