Dangers of Sole Custody

The statistics are frightening ... Raising a child as a single parent is extraordinarily difficult.   Even the hardest working single parent may not be able to couteract the damage from loss of a strong relationship with both parents.  Children raised by a single parent are at an extremely high risk of serious trouble in school, teen pregnancy, drug use, and countless other problems.  You may know a family like this.   The best way to protect children from the stresses of parental divorce is to ensure a strong relationship with both parents (when both are fit) through a balanced, equal amount of time with both.   This arrangement most closely mirrors an intact family, which both common sense and careful research shows is the best situation for children.  The US Department of Health and Human Services summarizes the risks of single parent families:

"More than a quarter of American children—nearly 17 million—do not live with their father. Girls without a father in their life are two and a half times as likely to get pregnant and 53 percent more likely to commit suicide. Boys without a father in their life are 63 percent more likely to run away and 37 percent more likely to abuse drugs. Both girls and boys are twice as likely to drop out of high school, twice as likely to end up in jail and nearly four times as likely to need help for emotional or behavioral problems."   

Even more frightening statistics can be found in the research below.  Children need both their mothers and their fathers.  Children do best with both parents together.  If your spouse wants a divorce, do everything you can to keep your family together.  But if you cannot stop the divorce, don't let your children grow up in sole custody. Think Twice

Research K. Crowder and J. Teachman,(2004)  “Do Residential Conditions Explain the Relationship Between Living Arrangements and Adolescent Behavior?” Journal of Marriage and Family, vol.  66 [2004]: 721-738. Sole custody means trouble for adolescents

Helen Leonard et al., "Association of Sociodemographic Characteristics of Children with Intellectual Disability in Western Australia," Social Science & Medicine, vol.  60 [2005]: 1499-1513. Sole custody increases the risk of intellectual developmental delays
 B.J. Ellis et al.(2003), “Does Father Absence Place Daughters at Special Risk for Early Sexual Activity and Teenage Pregnancy?” Child Development 74[2003]: 801-821 Teen pregnancy is much more common with sole custody

 

G. Ringbäck Weitoft, et al.,2003)  “Mortality, severe morbidity, and injury in children living with single parents in Sweden: A population-based study,” The Lancet, Vol. 361, No. 9354 [25 January 2003]: 289-295 Kids are at much greater risk of death in sole custody, single parent families

S. McCue Horwitz et al., “Language Delay in a Community Cohort of Young Children,” Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 42 [2003]: 932-940. Even young children in sole custody families are likely to have problems in school W.H. Jeynes, "The Effects of Recent Parental Divorce on Their Children’s Consumption of Marijuana and Cocaine," Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, Vol. 35, Nos. 3 and 4 (2001): 43-64. Drug use is much more common in sole custody, single parent families A.N. McMunn et al., "Children’s emotional and behavioural well-being and the family environment: findings from the Health Survey for England," Social Science & Medicine 53[2001]: 423-440 Sole custody children in stepfamilies also have higher levels of psychological problems.  W. Jeynes, "A Longitudinal Analysis on the Effects of Remarriage Following Divorce on the Academic Achievement of Adolescents," Journal of Divorce & Remarriage 33[2000]: 131-148 Stepparents do not make up for the lack of both biological parents in sole custody families B. J. Ellis and Judy Garber, "Psychosocial Antecedents of Variation in Girls’ Pubertal Timing: Maternal Depression, Stepfather Presence, and Family Stress," Child Development 71[2000]: 485-501 B. J. Ellis et al., (1999)  “Quality of Early Family Relationships and Individual Differences in the Timing of Pubertal Maturation in Girls:  A Longitudinal Test of an Evolutionary Model,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology" 77 [1999]: 387-401 J. M. Hilton and E. L. Devall, (1998) “Comparison of Parenting and Children’s Behavior in Single-Mother, Single-Father, and Intact Families,” Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, Vol. 29, Nos. 3/4 [1998], pp. 23-50.) ALTERNATIVES TO SOLE CUSTODY Child custody arrangements are normally of one of the following types: Extensive research has shown that children do best when both parents remain involved, by allowing them to spend a balanced amount of time with both parents (joint physical custody).  More information on joint custody and shared parenting can be found at CRC's research section:  Joint Custody and Shared Parenting Research.
http://www.gocrc.com/research/dangers-of-sole-custody.html
Velayetin Tek Ebeveyne Verilmesi Sonucu Ortaya Çıkan Korkunç İstatistikler:

Velayetin Tek Ebeveyne Verilmesinin Tehlikeleri

(Tercüme çalışmamız devam ederken bir kaç özet bilgiyi sayfalarımıza almayı uygun gördük:)

Boşanmanın olumsuz sonuçlarından çocuğu korumanın en iyi yolu, onun hem annesiyle hem de babasıyla güçlü bir ilişki içinde olmasını sağlamaktır.

 

ABD'deki kızların dörtte birinden fazlası -yaklaşık 17 milyon- babalarından ayrı yaşıyor. Hayatında babası olmayan kızların hamile kalma ihtimali diğerlerinden iki buçuk misli fazla. İntihar etme ihtimali diğerlerine göre %53 fazla. Erkek çocukların evden kaçma ihtimali %63, uyuşturucuya başlama ihtimali ise %37 fazla. Her iki cinsin okuldan atılma ihtimali iki kat fazla. Hapse girme ihtimali de iki kat fazla. Duygusal ve davranışsal yardım ihtiyacı ihtimali dört kat fazla.

 

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Research K. Crowder and J. Teachman, (2004)  “Do Residential Conditions Explain the Relationship Between Living Arrangements and Adolescent Behavior?” Journal of Marriage and Family, vol.  66 [2004]: 721-738. Sole custody means trouble for adolescents

Tek ebeveyn ile büyüyen kızlarda evlilik öncesi hamilelik 2 misli fazla.

 

 

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 B.J. Ellis et al.(2003), “Does Father Absence Place Daughters at Special Risk for Early Sexual Activity and Teenage Pregnancy?” Child Development 74[2003]: 801-821 (Babanın yokluğu kızların erken cinsel ilişkiye girmesi ve yirmi yaş öncesi hamilelik ile ilgili risk yaratır mı?)

Tek ebeveyne velayet verilmesi halinde yirmi yaş öncesi hamileliklere çok daha fazla rastlanmaktadır Daha küçük yaşlarda babasından yoksun kalan kızların hamile kalma riski büyük yaşlardakilere göre daha fazladır.

 

G. Ringbäck Weitoft, et al.,2003)  “Mortality, severe morbidity, and injury in children living with single parents in Sweden: A population-based study,” The Lancet, Vol. 361, No. 9354 [25 January 2003]: 289-295 ( Tek ebeveyn ile büyüyen çocuklarda ölüm riski daha yüksek. )

Tek ebeveyn ile büyüyen kızlarda intihar etme ihtimali iki kat, uyuşturucu bağımlılığından ölüm ihtimali ise üç kat fazla. Erkek çocuklarda uyuşturucu bağımlılığından ölüm ihtimali beş kat, düşme ve zehirlenmeden ölüm üç kat, kavgada-saldırıda ölüm ihtimali dört kat fazla.