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Title:

The reconstruction process from the perspective of the experiences of children

Creator:

Mitręga, Anna

Subject and Keywords:

reconstructing family ; stepmother ; stepfather ; patchwork family

Abstract:

A growing number of disintegrating marriages is a constant element of modern family reality. Partners have stopped treating the institution of marriage as an inseparable relationship confirmed by an oath. In fact, the relationship between parents lasts as long as they fulfil their mutual emotional needs. A natural consequence of disintegration and divorce is going back onto a marriage market and seeking a new partner. Passive participants of those processes are children accompanying parents in their changes. Reconstructing a family is obviously parents’ unquestionable right, but it often seems to be a difficult experience for offspring. When a relationship falls apart the child passes through a difficult process of acceptance of parents parting. That kind of change leads to a transformation into a mono-parental family, and the appearance of mum’s or dad’s new partner is another change of functioning. The aim of the paper is to show how it is seen from a perspective of children, as well as what difficulties and opportunities they experience. Understanding children’s experiences gives a chance to minimize the threats during the period of family reconstruction.

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Publisher:

Zakład Historii Edukacji Instytutu Pedagogiki Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

Contributor:

Sadowska, Edyta. Red. ; Jurczyk-Romanowska, Ewa. Red.

Date issued:

2017

Resource Type:

journal

Identifier:

ISSN 2082-9019 ; e-ISSN 2300-5866 ; doi: 10.23734/wwr20171.253.268

Source:

Pdg P 343

Language:

pol

Relation:

Wychowanie w Rodzinie, T. 15 (1/2017)

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Licence:

Rules of usage of Digital Library of Wroclaw University

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Rights holder:

© Copyright by Anna Mitręga

Location of original object:

Biblioteka Instytutu Pedagogiki UWr

Autor opisu:

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