Children See. Children Do. (1 Min Vid + Evidence)

 

  • Children of smokers are twice as likely to be smokers.1
  • Children of alcoholics are four times more likely to have alcohol problems.2
  • Children of drug addicts are 45-79% more likely to have drug problems.3
  • Children of mothers who have a racial bias will likely have that bias.4
  • 4/5s of children of parents who had partner violence will commit partner violence.5
  • 3/4s of children of parents who had partner violence will also be victims.6
  • 1/3 of children who were abused will become abusers to their children.7

 
1 Schwarz, Joel. “Children Whose Parents Smoked Are Twice as Likely to Begin Smoking between 13 and 21.” Medical News Today. MediLexicon International, 1 Oct. 2005. Web. 24 Nov. 2014. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/31304.php
2 “A Family History of Alcoholism.” National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. NIAAA, n.d. Web. 23 Nov. 2014. NIH Publication No. 03–5340. Reprinted June 2012. http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/FamilyHistory/famhist.htm
3 “ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS.” National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. NIAAA Publications, July 2008. Web. 23 Nov. 2014. Number 76. http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/AA76/AA76.htm
4 Lam, V., Guerrero, S., Damree, N. and Enesco, I. (2011), Young children’s racial awareness and affect and their perceptions about mothers’ racial affect in a multiracial context. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 29: 842–864. doi: 10.1348/2044-835X.002013 (Found at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1348/2044-835X.002013/abstract)
5 “Study: Domestic Violence Stays In Families Through Generations.” CBS Houston. N.p., 3 Nov. 2013. Web. 23 Nov. 2014. http://houston.cbslocal.com/2013/11/03/study-domestic-violence-stays-in-families-through-generations/ (Information taken from Knight, Kelly. “Study Explores Intimate Partner Violence Across Generations.” Sam Houston State University. SHSU, 30 Oct. 2013. Web. 24 Nov. 2014. http://www.shsu.edu/~pin_www/T@S/2013/partnerviolence.html)
6 Ibid.
7 “Cycle of Abuse.” Child Welfare Information Gateway. U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d. Web. 23 Nov. 2014. https://www.childwelfare.gov/can/impact/longterm/abuse.cfm

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