Problem

Excessive intensification of parent-child relationship

Other Names:
Isolation of parent-child relationship
Nature:
The present-day child has typically an intense relationship only with its parents, notably its mother. This is obviously a restricted type of upbringing, and the intensity of these relationships may be unhealthy for the child.

One effect is that children are set apart from the world of adults. In the modern family, especially in industrialized countries, their parents are virtually their only adult contacts. Children are thus isolated from the mainstream of life and as a result there is uneasiness among young people. They may vent their frustrations on their parents or on society, or they may suffer from a lack of self-confidence.

Counter Claim:
Children require normal, loving and concerned parents, both a father and a mother. Socially deviant theories are attempting to use the destructive pressures working against the heart of the family, the bonding between child and parent, which is the nuclear power of natural affection that all of society draws on.
Related Problems:
Alienation
Frustration
Pet names
Values:
Excess
Isolation
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
17.04.2001 – 00:00 CEST