Protective factors and resilience

The term “protective factors” is defined as conditions or qualities in people, families, communities, or the greater society that, when exhibited, alleviate or disregard risk in families and communities that, when shown, increase the health and well-being of children and families. There are six protective factors that strengthen families and help in the development of … Read more

Parent-Adolescent Conflict: Indian Context

Parenting has been defined as activities of parents which aim to help their child grow ahead and move forward (Gafoor & Kurukkan, 2014). It is usually considered to be an exciting and adventurous journey, but perceived to be troublesome and stressful as well, especially during the period of the child’s development stage of adolescence (Gafoor … Read more

Gay Parenting Essay

The conception that lesbians and gay men may be parents is frequently perceived in today’s society as impossible or immoral. Gay men and lesbians are often viewed as excluded from having children because sexual reproduction is related to men and women only. My approach to this uniquely controversial topic of gay parenting will be that … Read more

Thoughts on the Parental Responsibility Act

Eighteen cases, in 1990, resulted in a parent serving time in jail for crimes committed by his or her child. In my opinion, I feel that parents should not be held responsible if his or her child commits a crime. There are a couple of reasons why I feel this is not a good law. … Read more

What does the word parent mean to you

The definition of this word is, one who begets, gives birth to, or nurtures and raises a child; a father or a mother. Yet, one interprets this word difrently depending on what life has had to offer us. Many people agree with the denotation of the word parent. To me parents are those who raised … Read more

The Prevalent Issues of Surrogate Parenting

Surrogate parenting refers to an arrangement between a married couple who is unable to have a child because of the wife’s infertility and a fertile woman who agrees to conceive the husband’s child through artificial insemination, carry it to term, then surrender all parental rights in the child. Often, the surrogate mother receives compensation for … Read more

Themes in “Bridge to Terabithia”

There are many main themes in Bridge to Terabithia. One of the most important is Jesse and Leslie’s magical kingdom in the woods called Terabithia. Terabithia is a small castle they built in the woods where they go to escape and have magical adventures. The “bridge” is a rope they use to swing over the … Read more

Angela’s Ashes and The Color of Water: Book Review

Both books that Ive read, Angela’s Ashes and The Color of Water both demonstrated behavior than can be considered dysfunctional. A dysfunctional family is one that fails to meet some or all the basic needs of its members. Sometimes these needs, such as food, shelter or clothing are so basic that people take them for … Read more