Margaret Bender | stopfightingithurts.com

Family conflict by Age

According to the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence¬†, your family conflict can affect each age group in the following ways: Infants Basic need for attachment is disrupted Routines around feeding/sleeping are disturbed Injuries while “caught in the crossfire” Irritability or inconsolable crying Frequent illness Difficulty sleeping Diarrhea Developmental delays Lack of responsiveness ¬†Preschool Somatic or psychosomatic complaints Regression Irritability Fearful of being alone Extreme separation anxiety Developmental delays Sympathetic toward mother Elementary Age Vacillate between being eager to please and being hostile Verbal about home life Developmental delays Externalized behavior problems Inadequate social skill development Gender role modeling creates conflict/confusion Preadolescence Behavior problems become more serious Increased internalized behavior difficulties: depression, isolation, withdrawal Emotional difficulties: shame, fear, confusion, rage Poor social skills Developmental delays Protection of mother, sees her as “weak” Guarded/secretive about family Adolescence Internalized and externalized behavior problems can become extreme and dangerous: drug/alcohol, truancy, gangs, sexual acting out, pregnancy, runaway, suicidal. Dating relationships may reflect violence learned or witnessed in the home. ShareClick to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...
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