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Effects of Being Unhappy, Too Busy or Not Caring for Children

Effects of being unhappy, fighting and drinking in front of kids, being too busy and not caring for kids are very severe and long lasting. Read on to learn what the effects are and how you can save your children from being affected.

Life of a kid is filled with emotional ups and downs if their parents or even one of them is unhappy or alcoholic. Similar is the case of children whose parents are extremely busy in their own world and career and do not have either time or intention of taking personal interest in caring for their children.

Kids having problems at home or with their parents feel sad, angry, lonely, embarrassed, helpless and lack self-esteem as well. Neglect and abuse leads to long term effects on brain development of kids.

Effects of Certain Activities of Parents on Brain Development of Kids

Have a quick look at the effects of being unhappy, fighting, drinking, being too busy and not caring for children.

1. Fighting and Violence

Children who are exposed to fighting and violence between their parents become fearful and anxious. They do not feel safe and are always on guard as when and in what way the violence is going to knock at their door. They even feel worthless and powerless. These children cannot perform well in school and are often dropouts with shattered future.

Kids of such parents feel isolated and vulnerable. Even small kids feel unsafe and cannot concentrate on anything.

Effects of fighting and violence on kids are:
The above effects result in

-Loss of ability to concentrate
-Delay in motor or cognitive skills
-Delay in speech
-Do not have proper respect for women when they grow up
-Are at risk of becoming alcohol or drug addict
-Juvenile delinquency and adult criminality

2. Drinking or Petrol Sniffing

Parents with drinking or any other drug problem leave effects on their children that often last for their lifetime. They have deep-seated psychological and emotional reactions. Children do not feel safe and lack self-esteem all through their lives. Even small kids get affected deeply and this results in guilt, anxiety, anger, depression, embarrassment and inability to concentrate as well as to have close relationship with anyone. They also lack ability to trust anyone and feel insecure and isolated often.

3. Mothers Who are Sad, Depressed or Scared

Babies whose mothers are sad, depressed or scared are difficult to comfort, feed or put to sleep. Children of depressed mothers have behavioural problems, health problems and academic difficulties. Researchers have linked maternal depression with mental and physical illness of children. They suffer from language and cognitive deficits and are emotionally insecure.

4. Leaving the Baby Alone for Long

Since infants sleep for long hours, many parents leave them alone. It is not just enough to attend a wet diaper or a hungry infant. Your child needs your presence whenever she opens her eyes. This has very positive effect on the child’s brain development. On the other hand neglect in any form affects normal brain functioning and negatively affects information processing as well.

5. Parents Too Busy Doing Other Things

Psychologists from all over the world are of the opinion that emotional and healthy development of children, whose parents are too busy doing other things like playing cards or spending time with their friends and attending parties,  are adversely affected. The main reason is that they are left alone at house. They feel insecure and develop sleep disorders as well.

No matter what kind of parent you are, you can always help your child feel special. Remember, this does not need lot of time; it is a matter of planning and habit. No matter how busy you are, you should find time for your kids. Listen to their small fears as well as small ideas. Find a balance between your busy life and parenting.

A kid’s brain development depends on various factors and parents’ support is the most important of all. You can not only help apt growth and development of your child’s brain, but also help your children have an overall healthy and successful life. You can also save your child from risks of many physical and emotional illnesses.

How does parent’s behaviour affect children? What can happen if parents do not spend enough of time with kids? What are the effects of parents being unhappy and depressed on kids? Discuss here.

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Preeti.3 years ago
Kids should not become target of parent's anger and depression. Actually when I seem my kids my anger and depressions just flies away.
Palak.3 years ago
Parents who are always depressed and unhappy are responsible for poor development in kids.
Hetal.3 years ago
Being too busy for kids can have serious impact on their development
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