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: Higher levels of anger and greater instances of criminal behavior (Scott, Gardner, Stephan, Maughan, & Pickles, 2011)

The family system transforms as a child enters adolescence and parents face many challenges because the family is impact by an adolescent transitioning in various ways (McGoldrick, Carter, & Garcia-Preto 2011). The adolescent experiences physical growth and change, emotional, psychological, social, mental change and growth as well. These changes have significant effects on the adolescent itself, the family, parents, and single-parents.
Identity vs. role confusion: Adolescents try to figure out,“Who am I?”
Career Identities
Future Roles
Family Dynamics
Parents hit a new stage of life
Parents work more hours (McGoldrick, Carter, & Garcia-Preto, 2011)
Adolescents turn to their peers for emotional support (McGoldrick, Carter, & Garcia-Preto, 2011)
The adolescents gain more independence (McGoldrick, Carter, & Garicia-Petro, 2011)


Closer and are less hierarchical (McGoldrick, Carter, & Garcia-Preto, 2011)
Children learn responsibility at a younger age
Older siblings have authority in the family
Children may experience a sense of responsibility for parent (Garber, 2011)
Both child and parent experience feelings of rejection regarding absent parent/mate (Garber,2011)
Transitioning Adolescent
Parenting a Transitioning Adolescent
Family and Transitioning Adolescents
Single Parenting and Transitioning Adolescents
By Team C
Lana, Lauren, Stacey, Maria
November 25, 2014
Mia Hardy

Transitions Presentation
In this video, teens talk about family; they talk about living with parents and siblings, the things they argue about and how they get along.
Parenting Cont'd
Transitioning Adolescent
Drexler, P., & Gross, L. (2005). Raising boys without men: How maverick moms are creating the next generation of exceptional men. Rodale.
Cairney, J., Boyle, M., Offord, D. R., & Racine, Y. (2003). Stress, social support and depression in single and married mothers. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology, 38(8), 442-449.
The Development Of Children
, 2002).
: More mature, have better social skills, and are more relational

Have difficulty reinforcing family rules
Experience more stress and are at higher risk for anxiety and depression (Cairney, Boyle, Offord, & Racine, 2003)
Have greater difficulty coping as adolescent launches into adulthood
Have feelings of guilt
Family Dynamics
Garber, B. D. (2011). Parental alienation and the dynamics of the enmeshed parent–child dyad: Adultification, parentification, and infantilization. Family Court Review, 49(2), 322-335.
: More comfortable in social settings, more compassionate, and have better communication skills (Drexler & Gross, 2005)
: Higher levels of anxiety and promiscuous behavior (Graham & Braverman, 2012)
Graham, S., & Braverman, A. (2012). 11 ARTs and the single parent. Reproductive Donation: Practice, Policy and Bioethics, 189.
References Cont'd:
Scott, J., Gardner, F., Stephan, C., Maughan, B., & Pickles, A. (2011). Do Historical Changes in Parent–Child Relationships Explain Increases in Youth Conduct Problems?
The Development of Children. (2002). Retrieved from http://futureofchildren.org/futureofchildren/publications/docs/09_02_02.pdf
Fabes, Richard and Martin, Carol. (2009). Discovering Child Development, (2nd edition). Allyn and Bacon Publishing.
Teens talked about family. Retrieved from: you tube
Single-Parenting Cont'd
The Adolescent
Single-Parenting Cont'd

A Fatherless Son Opens Up to His Mother for the 1st Time
Oprah's Lifeclass. Oprah Winfrey Network
Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/user/OWN
McGoldrick, M., Carter, B., & Garcia-Preto, N. (2011). The expanded family life cycle (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
A Fatherless Son Opens Up to His Mother for the 1st Time ,
Effects on the Parents
Mid-life crisis (McGoldrick, Carter, & Garcia-Preto, 2011)

When parents have children entering the adolescent stage they start realizing their own age and have a mid-life crisis. The parents try to stay youthful by buying sport cars, fast boats, or even doing adventures activities.
Change & Adjustment
Challenging shifts
Tension & Dilemmas among family members
The need to establish balance
(Martin & Fabes, 2009)
Adolescents are trying to figure out their identity and face physical and psychological changes (
The Development Of Children
, 2002).
Parents are no longer the primary source of emotional support (mid-life crisis) and they experience stress and anxiety as the adolescent becomes more independent (McGoldrick, Carter, & Garcia-Preto, 2011).
Families experience elevated tension in the home and family dynamics change as the adolescent becomes more independent.
Single-parent households are less hierarchical because siblings have more responsibility and authority (Garber, 2011). Single-parent households also experience more stress.
Effects on the Adolescent:
Body Changes (puberty)
Transitions (elementary to secondary school)
Psychological Shifts (sexually)
Behavior Changes
Self-Esteem Issues
With the sudden changes in the lives of the adolescents, it creates a potential for positive and negative outcomes (
The Development Of Children
, 2002). This is a time for growth and development for the adolescent. The drastic changes can put the adolescent in a vulnerable position & potentially early sexual encounters & self-esteem issues. Sometimes this will cause the adolescent to make irrational decisions due to the rapid growth.
"Between 15% and 30% of young people
drop out of school before completing high
school; adolescents have the highest arrest
rate of any age group; and increasing
numbers consume alcohol regularly" (
The Development Of Children
, 2002).
Effects on the family:
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