The Role Of The School In Helping Products Of Broken Homes - ETCSINES


The truth must be told, there is little or nothing the school can do for children from broken homes. That’s why the popular Africa proverb “Charity begins at home”. 

Let’s talk about the meaning of the word “Home” ; The home is the root of the problem. L. K. Frank says that the home provides the child with a place and status in life, gives him a belongingness and needed love and affection. When a child's home is broken he feels different from other children and therefore is different.

According to Gruenberg divorce always brings special problems with children. Who will keep the children? Who will support them? He also states: "A bad marriage and an unhappy home might prove more tragic to a child than divorce."3 The home situation which is in com-stant turmoil may keep a child upset for a longer period of time than a divorce. After the divorce or separation, even though the home is not a normal one, the children and remaining parent may be spared nerve-racking fighting and bickering.

Let's take a look at the “ personality of children from broken homes”; From school people's observations, unsettled homes seem to affect personalities of children more than the quality of their school work. There seems to be a pronounced tendency for these children to have feelings of being picked on, of having a chip on their shoulders, of losing their tempers, and, in general "getting along" poorly. "Emotional tension in the home is associated with lack of adjustment in the child." Anderson goes on to say that the case histories of thirteen most irregular children showed that changes in the home background and environment may have accounted for irregularity in their nursery school behaviour.

 According to a study done by Beals using 100 junior high school pupils , in the Colin Kelly school of Eugene, Oregan, and using the California Test of Personality, Elementary Series, there were seventeen percent more children from broken homes in the below average group than in the above average group* The groups were divided at the fiftieth percen-tile* Beals concluded that sound personality adjustment occurs with a happy home.

The last White House Conference on children was aware that, "More and more difficult problem children indicate parental incapacity and irresponsibility to maintain homes.
With all this findings we can pinpoint that everything leads back home that why most children from a broken home attends boarding school through their life because the parents knows the effect its going to have on the child. 
The general advise is to our parents and does that are yet to marry, that devoice should never be an option no matter what the case may be. 

Reference: A study of children from broken homes in the elementary school at Malta Montana.
Robert Henry Berge
The University of Montana

Writer: Afuye Olumide

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