Review of Related Literature
1.A child's family, aside from genetics, has a significant impact on the child's development, particularly during the early childhood years. Family is the central network of people involved and interacting with the child. This interaction forms the foundation for further development, physically and emotionally.
- What Is the Family Impact on Early Childhood Development by Rebecca Herron
2.“Growing up with an absent parent can instill a deep sense of loss and shame in kids, especially when the absence appears to be voluntary. For some kids, abandonment extends beyond a parent's failure to support the child financially, and includes the failure to communicate with the child or play an active role in the child's life. Sadly, parental abandonment, and its effects, often leave children with lingering questions about their own self worth.”
-Child Abandoment: Help Your Child Cope With a Parent's Absence Become Familiar With the Effects of Abandonment in Children “Jennifer Wolf”
3.While children living in the families where two parents are present, report positive emotionally psychological environment (Coltrane et al, 1998; Corneau, 1991; Lansky, 1992), children with absent fathers report to lack emotional stability, as absent fathers negatively influence child's activity, academic performance, attitude to the future, and the level of self-appraisal (Goldberg, 1995; Herzog et al, 1971; Phares, 1992; Sills, 1995), to mention a few.
-Absent Fathers and the Effects on Children by Vicki Obama
4.When a child doesn't have the support of his mother, he may be more likely to engage in delinquent behavior, reports AtHealth. When a mother is out of the picture, the child doesn't have two sets of eyes monitoring his behavior, making it easier for him to get away with negative...