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Family Issues


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the discussion on issues that can be found in families nowadays.

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Family Issues

  1. 1.  Introduction  Discussion  Comments  Conclusion  References and suggestion
  2. 2.  One of the major issues.  Countries that are facing these problems are: -Philippines, -Romania, -Sri Lanka, -etc
  3. 3.  Better job opportunities and higher pay overseas have urged many to work abroad and leave their families for years  The situation is far from normal and is morelikely to cause a huge impact on the mental and emotional well-being of the children  The increasing amount of absentee parents becomes more alarming because without them, discipline is not enforced at home.
  4. 4.  Tens of thousands of Romanian children are growing up parentless because their mothers and fathers are working abroad  According to the Romanian ministry of labour: 1. more than 80,000 families in Romania in which both parents are working abroad while their child or children stay at home, 2. about 35,000 more families in which one parent is overseas.
  5. 5. Reasons for working abroad:  Working for great multinational companies creates a good career prospective.  Encountering new cultures, other values and norms.  New surroundings, meeting international people, making new friends and building up a new social life.  Improving your language skills.
  6. 6.  Migration has contradictory effects on the school attendance and educational performance of these children  Many researchers reported that the loss of parental attention and supervision may lead to poorer school performance and increased drop-out rates
  7. 7.  feeling obliged to perform household duties  take care of younger siblings  less energy for school activities  detrimental impact on their children’s health, education, emotional stability and behavioral attitudes  loss of appetite, weight loss, and speech impairment
  8. 8. In the older age groups problems such as:  stealing,  smoking,  alcoholism,  drug addiction Were observed.
  9. 9. Problem :  Thousands of Romanian children are growing up parentless because their mothers and fathers are working abroad. Job opportunity takes these parents overseas leaving their children without affection care and support.
  10. 10.  Parents can start a business in own country using money they have earned. - not all parents can have the ability to start their own business.  Parents returning home every year. - returning home each year will cost a lot.
  11. 11.  Parents should be satisfied with their earning and return back home. - parents are not feeling satisfied because they want to provide a luxuries life for their children.  Bringing their children along with them to abroad. - raising children in abroad countries would cost higher.  Parents communicating via video call - video call would not cost much and would make the children feel as if they are closer to their parents.
  12. 12. Best Solution : Parents should communicate via video call everyday so that children could share everything that’s happening in their life. It is the best way to make the children feel affectionate and love towards them.
  13. 13.  Identifying gaps and scaling up good practices and creativity.  The risks and costs of temporary labor migration to left-behind families are traditionally viewed as the concern and responsibility of origin countries.  most OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries will continue to provide employment opportunities
  14. 14.  The government and other non-government institutions should have developed policies, programs and services to avoid some of these risks and costs.  Cooperation between origin and destination countries is important to better promote the protection of migrant workers
  15. 15. Global Jobbing, December (2012), from:  Migrant worker, December (2013), from:  Family support fund, February (2013), from: view=article&id=2650&Itemid=348&lang=en  The Guardian, December (2013), from: 30/romanian-children-home-parents-workabroad-eu  Taipei Times, December 31 (2013), from: ves/2013/12/31/2003580211 