Underlying FactorsTo Childrens’ Poverty 1

Poverty does not just happen; whether it was by design or an accident, we the collection of People help to create poverty. Our actions, our decisions, especially the not so good ones create poverty. If one continuously does something that will hinder him or herself  from progressing, that creates poverty too. Statistics have shown that children are mostly affected by poverty when some entrusted individuals fail them. Several things can lead to poverty.

Separation: Separation can create uncertainty among children. The sad realities for children occur differently. For some, the circumstances surrounding their parents’ separation can  extend longer than  anticipated. For some their problem gets the quick attention it deserves. Yet with some, their issues have just begun to erode as both parents are still in limbo. Many parents  become part of these sad realities as they continue to fight for either child custody or some sort of authority. Yet intense arguments come when issues surface beyond their control; one parent would rather see the other parent disappear into thin air than for him or her to be alive. In this case, if everything goes as planned, the children might end up losing both of their parents through no fault of their own; a scenario where one parent will be dead; the other will wind up in jail. Poverty for kids keep adding up. Children do not just get poor. It is mostly circumstantial.

Irresponsible Adults: Some problems arise, too, when irresponsible grown up adults decide to produce many children, more than they can handle. The head of the household will then disappear into thin air on his own power and efforts and then turn around and become an irresponsible grownup visitor while the government takes care of him and his little ones. Or, take the case of a 27 year old lady in her 11th pregnancy with 6 of them alive. What does she end up doing with those children?  In life generally, the problem that affects  children mostly moves past their own generation. It goes on and on, and people keep making similar mistakes, and the blame game never stops.

With poor decisions come the statistics of adding poor little kids to the number. Children are part of the poverty. According to the Washington Post two days ago, the gap between the rich and poor is growing in developed countries, America not excluded. wapo.st/188mB0x.

Divorce: Is one of the biggest challenges that children face every day. Evidently for people who had experienced divorce  before, it is hard,  it is difficult and can bring up so many unanswered questions. Divorce creates a sad environment too because the children are dragged along on this meaningless case. When divorce happens,communication depreciates on both parties and then most of the  children are caught in the middle.

Then as divorce persists, some parents still try to do a good job until probably another partner decides to get another wife or husband. When a new wife comes in, things will begin to change. The ex-wife must have been thrown into a life she was not used to. Life now becomes survival of the fittest for her no matter how much child support she is getting. In some cases, if death even comes into play, children oftentimes do not have the ability to move on  their own, and depending on who is guiding them, they do not work in line with their initial parents’ expectation because it could go either way, and trust me it is a bad idea when children are stalked in the middle of things. They might even move away from following orders, especially where they are no longer in control of things around them. This does not matter whether their mom was  there or not. Some children turn out fine, but not in numbers as the effect of divorce is negatively high on children .

Divorce also creates relocation: Moving back and forth in children can lead to many problems. Evidence based research has shown that too much moving around creates instabilities in homes for children, yet people still do what they have to do. Again experience had shown that receiving conflicting messages is also bad direction for any child to go through, yet you see children on a playground on a Sunday morning and you will be wondering, “Where are their parents?”

Children learn to live  a double life depending on how much is negatively or positively going into each home. First, they live the lives of their mother and her families and the lives of their father and probably a new girlfriend and mixture of everything. Moving takes toil on children, too. It takes their  time too; in addition to that, it takes so much energy that children cannot tolerate. It is almost like going to Canada every other week. Canada is close  though, but at some point, one gets tired of moving up and down. But think about a child moving from one house to the other until probably when she turns 18years. That could take a toll on anybody.

I have worked closely with children in divorce drama situations. Sometimes they are so happy with their situation because of one tiny reason or the other. The more merrier, the better. They either gain so much from the divorce  if the parents are totally dedicated to their well being or on the other hand, the children suffer greatly when one parent becomes selfish. It is so hard to say what goes on in most divorced homes because most cases everyone is tight lipped. Parents often do not speak much about it, but the only way you will know if things are going well or going bad is through the children. Children are the poorest segment of society: 22 percent of U.S. children live below the federal poverty level, a prevalence that has persisted since the 1970s. Is there a way out of this problem?

The effects of poverty on children’s health and well-being are well-documented. Poor children have increased infant mortality; more frequent and severe chronic diseases such as asthma; poorer nutrition and growth; less access to quality health care; lower immunization rates; and increased obesity and its complications.Top of Form

http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2013/05/130504163257.htm?goback=%2Egde_159817_member_242562647

With divorce, children can stop learning and start leaning.

One parent may decide not to work again, so that he won’t pay child support.

Children may end up in the hands of Grandma and probably their education will suffer.

Children will learn how to be manipulative, so that they can get away with a lot of things.

Some parents might start leaning towards their children bad behavior so that the kids won’t call them mean and request the other parent.

The other parent might indirectly teach them how to lie.

Like we have seen so many times, a man will find a way to get rid of the wife so that he can no longer pay child support.

Here are the statistics:

One in Five Children Live in Poverty in US: New Report Examines Effect of Poverty On Children (Deajor risk fac. 5, 2012) — While most children are looking forward to getting gifts during the upcoming holiday season, it is worth noting that one in five children live in poverty. Poverty is a mctor for …  > read more

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http://images.sciencedaily.com/2012/09/120920095054-thumb.jpgMore Than 16 Million Children in Poverty Across the U.S. in 2011 (Sep. 20, 2012) — Between 2010 and 2011, the child poverty rate rose modestly across the United States to 22.5 percent. Today 16.4 million children live in poverty; 6.1 million of them are under age six, according to …  > read more

More Poor Kids in More Poor Places, US Study Finds (Oct. 18, 2011) — Persistent high poverty is most prevalent among children, with those living in rural America disproportionally impacted, according to new ...  > read more

One Million More U.S. Children Living in Poverty Since 2009, New Census Data Shows (Sep. 23, 2011) — Between 2009 and 2010, one million more children in America joined the ranks of those living in poverty, bringing the total to an estimated 15.7 million poor children in 2010, an increase of 2.6 …  > read more


3 thoughts on “Underlying FactorsTo Childrens’ Poverty 1

  1. There are so many reasons that children live in poverty….In distant lands different from ours…but you’re right that dysfunctional family lifestyle is a key issue…divorce, separation and parents who just abdicate responsibility…..and of course circumstances that are unforeseen….Diane

    1. yes you are right, children just don`t get poor. If you fail to educate any child from what is right or wrong. That to me is even bigger than poverty. The dysfunctional family lifestyle that has so much taken over too . But we will continue to open up for this type of discussions. thanks for commenting

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