Nma’s Corner! By Nma Ewere.
The family as a whole consists of the father, mother and children. The home is meant to be a place filled with love, joy, happiness and comfort. It is said to be the first institution every child begins his/her life.
A family in which a parent or both parents are separated usually due to divorce or desertion is called a BROKEN HOME.
We cannot notice the ugly effects of broken homes in the lives of teenager’s, youths and even our adults. It is sad to know that each day, 10% of families in the world go through separation for one thing or the other.
This broken home we talk about has a lot of negative effects on children. Parents are to be blamed for broken homes and children’s inability to live well.
Below are some of the effects;
Depending on the child’s age, the separation of their parents may cause extreme stress and in most cases may cause depression especially when there is no one to accept them.
It can also lead to under development of a child and may affect their behavioral pattern of life.
The effects of broken homes on children has made a lot of them lose interest and concentration in life. However, in a situation where the home is in disarray, the child loses concentration in school.
Other children may experience anxiety and a feeling of rejection which can make them to engage in social vices.
Deprivation of paternal care or maternal love.
Furthermore, lack of finance to sponsor the child’s education, thereby leading to school dropout, lack of proper values and morals.
There are tips to follow in order to prevent broken homes.
As couples, try to understand and respect each other’s views and opinions.
Avoid any sort of quarrel.
All kinds of abuse should be avoided as quickly as possible.
Be truthful to one another.
Support each other in times of crisis.
They should also support one another during financial challenges.
With all these, there would be unity peace and harmony. Parents should live together for a better tomorrow and for their children’s future.
In conclusion, parents should be responsible role models to their children and endeavor to keep their marital vows they made for God’s sake and the sake of the children who are God’s gift to them and are never expected to grow apart from any of them.