Transitioning to a single-parent household can disrupt a family's routines, education, housing arrangement, success, emotions, and behavior. With Covid, unemployment and inflation these families are sincerely struggling. But when we are hurting, who is there to care for the uncharted emotions that kids go through? What are the trials and tribulations of the kids that experience abandonment, loss or separation of parents?
Many studies have found that delinquency is a symptom of family breakdown. When death or marital conflicts deprive children of affection, security, social opportunities, and physical necessities, they may turn to delinquent gangs for support. Research has also indicated that broken homes have a greater influence on female than male delinquents. Furthermore, psychological disruption, such as unsatisfactory family relations or lack of love, appears to have a more decisive influence on the child's personality than divorce or separation…Researchers have also linked poverty to parental stress. Single parents may struggle to cover their family’s basic needs, including food, utilities, housing, childcare, clothing and transportation. Navigating these decisions alone — and with limited resources — can send stress levels soaring. High parental stress, in turn, can spark even more challenges and adverse outcomes among the children involved. (_____)
That’s why here at PIC U we’ve modeled the Maslow Hierarchy of Needs to address stability, communication, financial growth, and life fulfillment. We address the four main problems: stress, poverty, stabilization of life and enjoyment of life amongst parents and kids.