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Old 02-10-2014, 07:59 PM
 
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Had Granddaughter the other night I asked why she was staying with Papa? Said another person not parents was in Jail again.

My question is if a young child sees this all the time as normal will it hurt them later?

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Old 02-10-2014, 08:01 PM
 
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Children who have parents/family members who go to jail are more likely to end up in jail themselves. So yes. It could.
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:42 PM
 
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Children who have parents/family members who go to jail are more likely to end up in jail themselves. So yes. It could.
That is kind of what I'm thinking. Hopefully I'll be around to guide her.

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Old 02-11-2014, 08:38 AM
 
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Children who have parents/family members who go to jail are more likely to end up in jail themselves. So yes. It could.
Without getting into statistics (which are very, very high that children who have parents/close relatives in jail/prison end up in jail/prison themselves) look at it this way.

Whatever a child is around at home becomes their "normal". In some homes the parents read a lot, discuss books and current events and value education that becomes the "normal" for the children. In another home if the parents and relatives are frequently drunk and are using drugs in front of their children that is "normal" for the children.

If one family pays their taxes, doesn't lie or steal, respects police and doesn't break the law that is what their children grow up seeing and they probably will become law-abiding adults. If a child, hears parents & others constantly talking about stealing items, hurting others, breaking the law and the best ways to cheat the government & other people they start to think that is a normal way for adults to act.

Of course, children can break out of the patterns set by their parents (both positive and negative) but the vast majority do not. It would help if you are a good role model to your granddaughter.

Good luck.

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