Saturday, May 12, 2018

Scaring Parents by Separating them from Children

If you want to scare parents, separate them (or threaten to) from their children.

Some applications of immigration policies result in the separation of children from their parents. A recent news story brings the matter of loving and caring for children into focus.

Here's a quote from a Business Insider article:

When asked by NPR about those who say it's "cruel and heartless to take a mother away from her children," Kelly brushed off the question, according to an interview transcript released Friday.
 "I wouldn't put it quite that way," Kelly said. "The children will be taken care of — put into foster care or whatever. But the big point is they elected to come illegally into the United States and this is a technique that no one hopes will be used extensively or for very long."

When it comes to parenting, relationships matter. Caring is important of course. But parents and psychological scientists know that children need love to grow into healthy and mature adults. Read more about parent-child attachment in this article by Dr. Brogard.

Separating may act as a deterrent to parent behavior but it can have lasting negative effects on children as well.

See the Discipline with Respect website for more information on relational parenting.

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