All families have problems. Some of the problems are things that every family goes through - like death. Other problems are all too common - like alcoholism and drug use. Any problem that affects one member of a family, affects the family as a whole. Alcoholism in families is a very common occurrence in Filipino society (Tuason, 1992). It is a prevalent problem in the country and its impact especially focused on the Filipino family.
Much has been said over the years about father and daughter relationships. However, scant research has been directed at father and son relationships. Specifically, very little has been written about father and son relationships as the son navigates his way through puberty. The purpose of this research project was to determine how the father and son relationship changes as the son matures during adolescence. Highlights of this study demonstrate that the father and son relationship does indeed change. Fathers and sons emotionally and physically separate as the son experiences pubertal changes. Distancing patterns are evident. After puberty is complete, fathers and sons seem to narrow the gap and regain some of the closeness they lost in the previous years. Fathers also change during this process as they are often going through a mid-life crisis on their own. The work concludes with a call for more research in this area, and suggestions on how fathers can become more relevant in their sons's lives.
Researcher conducted the study on the international migration of fathers and academic performance of their children living behind. This study was conducted in University of Gujrat (UOG) because Gujrat is the prominent area of international migration and researcher carried out this study to know the impact of international migration of fathers on the academic performance of their children living behind in the home country. To analyze the impact of international migration on the academic achievements, the researcher studied two groups of students, one whose fathers are out of country and second whose fathers are working in the home country. Total sample size of 110 respondents was taken including 55 students of each of two categories. Purposive sampling is used to select the respondents from different departments of University of Gujrat. Data is collected with the help of CRs of classes by using self administered questionnaire and then SPSS program is used to enter and analyze the data. Academic performance of both types of students was taken in percentage obtained marks in matriculation, intermediate and graduation and CGPA’s in university.
The growing number of global, transnational, and intercultural families poses profound questions on ethnic identity and belonging. Filipino mothers,for instance, engage in parenting while simultaneously imagining and crafting meanings of ethnicity for themselves and their children. This ethnographic research explores the child-rearing strategies of Filipino single, migrant mothers in urban Japan. In-depth interviews with Filipinas in Tokyo were examined through grounded theory of analysis to determine their patterns of upbringing Japanese-Filipino children (JFC). Analyses of their narratives revealed that Filipino mothers in Japan utilize resources of ethnicity in deciding on the location, language, and cultural practices that they impart on their children. Depending on their access to these resources, Filipinas manage their children’s exposure to Japanese, Filipino, and Japanese-Filipino ethnicities through assimilating, maintaining, switching, and synthesizing strategies of rearing JFC.
Due to economic boom and fast changing scenario in respect of family set up the mind of youngsters is disturbed. The adolescents’ girls are facing even more problems in adjusting themselves as social liberation of females is at the peak, nowadays. By now, they were not allowed to expose themselves to the outer world and now they have to explore various aspects of their life which were rather hidden by this time. The increase on nuclear families is another aspect adding to the burden in terms of non-availability of elder’s advice in case of any emotional chaos. This way the gap between parents and children is widening day by day, and children feel rather less secures, thereby, facing more and more adolescent’s problems and developing various psychological complications. Even further, they are lured by the glamorous world due to excessive house hold approach by multimedia and television. This increasing complexity in their life is causing a major problem in their ‘Academic Achievement’ and propagation of higher studies. This book has analysed the problems of girls and impact of different problems on their academic achievement & should be useful for teachers and parents of girls.
How do farm children evaluate their lives as a whole? Using the framework of Ed Diener, this paper explores farm children’s positive emotions, negative emotions, global life judgment and work satisfaction that will ultimately reflect their subjective well-being (SWB). It also discusses the nature of farm work engagement of these children and their positive and negative experiences on it. Using qualitative data, the paper found out that children are involved in different farming activities. In particular, the theme found on children’s positive experiences on farm includes the social reward of farming while prominent on their negative experiences are the physical injuries, negative bodily response and environmental hazards brought about by their work. Using quantitative data the paper found out that they have high level of SWB. The high level of SWB among children engaged in farming is characterized by high levels of positive emotion, global life judgment and work satisfaction, and low level of negative emotion. More so, significant differences on the level of SWB between in-school and out-of-school farm children were highlighted.
The low-income father of color has been poorly represented in research studies relating to positive aspects of their involvement as fathers. Researchers have shown that studies that positively reflect the involvement of fathers are often overrepresented by samples of white fathers, while fathers of color are often labeled as absent, non-resident, peripheral, and deadbeat. Current research is beginning to explore the positive qualities of this marginalized group through studies that document the potential for fathers of color to serve as positive role models. This research gathered data from two focus groups (n=9 and n=5) of low-income African American and Hispanic fathers of color. This study seeks to contribute to the literature by documenting the narrative of 14 joint and custodial fathers of color from New York City. This research found supporting data regarding the existence of nurturing and protective qualities such as, spending quality time with their children and being present physically and emotionally for their children.
Growth studies are important as they provide valuable information not only on the growth trends of children but also bring about the overall health situation of various communities. Thus, these studies also indicate the nation's progress in the field of health and education. The present study is taken up in this background and focused on the childhood growth of boys belonging to the same caste group i.e., Balija, to describe their growth trends of various growth traits and to describe size and shape changes during the period of childhood. As the entire study was covered in a period of one month it has been necessary to limit the study to 485 subjects.
My Father Before Me – How Fathers and Sons Influence Each Other Throughout Their Lives
In most developing countries adolescents form an important demographic group. Despite their numbers, they have not traditionally been considered as a health priority than older and younger groups hitherto the advent of HIV/AIDS. Pregnancy, unsafe abortion and most important, the high prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases especially HIV/AIDS are some of the major reproductive problems facing adolescents. However,in most intervention programmes targeting them,family factors are negated. This book examines the influence of the family factors on adolescent sexual behaviour in the case of HIV/AIDS in Gucha District, Kenya. Using quantitative data collected using interview schedule from 186 adolescents 175 mothers and 143 fathers , the author observes that many adolescents were sexually active and became sexually active at a very young age. Although their awareness about STIs and HIV was high,most of them engaged in risky sexual behaviour.This according to the author is as a result of negating family processes such as parental adolescent monitoring and parental adolescent general communication.The book is a must read for scholars and students of medical sociology and anthropology.
Weber Pediatric And Adolescent Endocrinology – Diabetic ?angiopathy? In Children
This book examines the fathers’ and mothers’ involvement with their mentally delayed and normally developing children. ThFinal Overview >>e book also focuses on social support and parental stress experienced by parents of 4 to 7-year-old children. Human ecological theory and family systems theory have been utilized as the conceptual frameworks to identify the predictor and mediating variables related to parent involvement, stress, and social support. The present study included married mothers and fathers of young children with mental retardation and mothers and fathers of approximate age-matched typically developing children.
Maternal mortality remains one of the most daunting public health problems in resource limited settings. Maternal health services play a critical role in the improvement of sexual and reproductive health and rights, especially for adolescent mothers. Adolescence is a time of rapid change and transition that can be stressful and difficult. Pregnancy can further complicate this period. In Uganda, morbidity and mortality among adolescent mothers and their children are high. In order to better understand this situation, four studies were conducted with the following objectives: to describe experiences and problems of pregnant adolescents; to describe health seeking behavior and analyze coping responses of adolescents during pregnancy, delivery and early motherhood; and to compare health seeking practices of adolescents and adult mothers during pregnancy and early motherhood.
Sickle cell disease(SCD) is a chronic inherited illness affecting about 300,000 infants born in Africa each year. Historically, over 95% of babies born with SCD in rural Africa died before 5 years old. In Kumasi, Ghana, where 2% of all babies born have SCD, the newborn screening programme has a survival rate to five years of over 95%. This book looks at fathers’ perceptions of the birth of a child with SCD and their role in the care of such children. Contrary to stereotypes suggesting fathers might abandon such children, the majority were involved in their welfare in terms of financial support, if not always direct care. The book examines how the Ghanaian social context exerts as much influence as the condition itself, and considers such factors as: the influence of formal and informal stages of courtship and marriage on negotiations of responsibility for children; the cultural imperative to bear children; negotiating gender roles in the household division of labour;the structural limitations imposed by fee-for service treatment; the widespread stigmatisation of SCD and how supernatural world views are resisted by informed families and role of organised religion in shaping concepts
Many studies show typically, parents raise their children applying styles of parenting that can be categorized as: authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, and neglectful. The way children brought up and treated by their parents in childhood will greatly influence on the development of children to become physically and psychologically healthy adults. This book tells us about types of parenting and which one that influences on psychological health of adolescent students, particularly in Bekasi, one of regencies in West Java Province in Indonesia. The study in this book involves 151 secondary school students (72 males and 79 females). Their age ranges from 12 to 20 years with the mean age is 14.7 years. The study shows that parenting applied successfully in western contexts become ineffective when it is practiced by parents in eastern contexts, especially in Indonesia. What makes it different? To know more about it, please finish reading this interesting book.
Parent education programs offered by a variety of public health and community services are effective supports and knowledge resources that enhance positive parenting competencies in early childhood and adolescence. However, parenting education programs are less effective and encompass fewer benefits for fathers in comparison to mothers. This study sought to investigate trends of paternal involvement in early childhood and to compare the influence of parenting education programs on paternal involvement and conceptualization of fathers. The findings indicate the sample of Canadian fathers self-reported high levels of paternal involvement, including many who favoured play-based interactions with their children. Although no significant difference in levels of involvement was noted between different participation levels of fathers in parenting education program, half of the Canadian fathers indicated that supports are needed to strengthen their role as fathers. Results suggest that future initiatives to strengthen parent education program services available in Canada should specifically consider the father’s role.
"Fathers and Children", arguably the first modern novel in the history of Russian literature, shocked readers when it was first published in 1862 - the controversial character of Bazarov, a self-proclaimed nihilist intent on rejecting all existing traditional values and institutions, providing a trenchant critique of the established order. Turgenev's masterpiece investigates the growing nihilist movement of mid-nineteenth-century Russia - a theme which was to influence Dostoevsky and many other European writers - in a universal, and often hilarious, story of generational conflict, and the clash between the old and the new.
Patterns of family life are changing rapidly and; with them, the role of fathers in parenting. Fatherhood and fathering are an important concern for every practitioner, whether they are working with fathers directly, with children, couples and families, or with individuals discussing their own fathers. Yet fathers are often neglected in research and overlooked in professional practice. This book synthesises existing and original research to provide a wide-ranging overview of the salient theoretical and practical issues inherent in working with fathers. Setting its analysis in a clear context of social and cultural change, the book highlights the importance of keeping fathers in mind at all times in therapeutic work. In particular, it: • Considers the practical challenges of engaging fathers in clinical work• Addresses issues of difference, whether of culture, class or domestic living arrangements• Draws on systemic, narrative and attachment theory to illuminate some of the key issues for practice• Discusses working with fathers from a variety of angles, including mental health issues in men, domestic violence, group work and working with fathers in prisons• Provides vivid and illuminating vignettes to illustrate issues for practice With its strong focus and emphasis on reflective practice, this is an essential book full of thoughtful and accessible guidance for trainees and practitioners in clinical psychology, psychotherapy, family therapy, social work and related fields.