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Broken and Dysfunctional Family

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Maria Margarita Villarica

on 22 January 2014

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Broken and Dysfunctional Family
Dr. Riza Faith Buraga
Dr. Mary Coleen Anne Nicolas
How one may overcome the effects of a Broken and Dysfunctional Family
Dr. Paula Reyes
Broken and Dysfunctional Family:
A. Get Help
B. Learn to Identify and Express Emotions
C. Allow Yourself to Feel Angry About What Happened
D. Begin the Work of Learning to Trust Others
E. Practice Taking Good Care of Yourself
F. Begin to Change Your Relationship with Your Family
G. Read
H. Focus on the Present
I. Small Steps
J. Balancing the Family Boundaries to Your Personal Boundaries
.... the Philippines is one country where family ties are the strongest.
Cause, Effect, Solution
Causes of Broken Families
Addiction to drugs
and alcohol of the parents
Financial Incapability
BDF <space> Title of Your Answer and send to
Paula Reyes (0926 755 0727)
Lack of harmony between parents
Lack of discipline
Poor communication
Lack of diversity
Unresolved problems/Conflict
Lack of emotional support
Dysfunctional Family
"People from dysfunctional families can end up in abusive relationships or find themselves unable to maintain relationships."
Broken Family
"... the children are not looked after nor cared for."
In a broken family...
- the relations between the husband-wife, parents-child, and brother-sister do not remain healthy.

- the personality of the child is susceptible to the influence not only of the relationship between itself and its parents but also by the personality of his brothers and sisters.
Family dysfunction can be any condition that interferes with healthy family functioning.
Types of Dysfunctional Families
One or both parents have
addictions or compulsions
that have strong influences on family members.
One or both parents
use the threat or application of physical violence
as the primary means of control.
One or both parents
exploit the children and treat them as possessions
whose primary purpose is to respond to the physical and/or emotional needs of adults . One or both parents are
unable to provide, or threaten to withdraw, financial or basic physical care for their children.
One or both parents
exert a strong authoritarian control over the children.

A broken family consists of a biological family that separated for specific reasons that may result in single-parent families, step-families, or blended families.
A broken family is typically considered to be a family where one of the parents is missing due to divorce or perhaps the second parent was never part of the family. There are ways to minimize the emotional impact that children usually feels in this kind of families. If the single parent really puts forth effort to provide a stable, loving, and supportive environment for their children, it can go a long way to soften the blow of a broken family.
What are the cause of a Dysfunctional Family?
The Effects of Dysfunctional and Broken Family
-Dysfunctional family relationships are recognized as contributing to the presentation of psychological disorder on children.
After a divorce, children from pre-school through late adolescence can experience deficits in emotional development.
* Depression or withdrawal
* Anti-social behavior
* Impulsive or hyperactive
* School behavior
* Acting aggressive

* Engaging in bullying
* Cynical attitude toward

*Harbour feelings of
- the absence of a comfortable, reliable social life created on-going loneliness for many men and women.
Financial Status
Cultures and Traditions in the Family
The Parents' Adjustment
- there are possible effects of the divorce to
the parents' attitude and feelings toward their divorces after four to five years, their overall psychological adjustment, and their functioning within the on-going role of a parent.
* Slow Academic development
Family Dynamics
- Older children may take on a parental-type role when interacting with younger siblings because of their parents' work schedules or inability to be present in the way that the parents were before the divorce.
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