Visitors Counter

mod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_counter
mod_vvisit_counterToday234
mod_vvisit_counterYesterday825

Random Quotes

The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents. ~Charles DeLint

Polls

Do you think the rules/laws are applied to Fathers more stringently as compared to Mothers?
 

Resources & Useful links

Bookmarks

 
 

Bookmark us With


RedditDel.icio.usGet more widgets at VivoCiti.comDiggGoogleHuggReddot@eShiok!LiveFacebookSlashdotNetscapeTechnoratiStumbleUponSpurlWistsSimpyNewsvineBlinklistFurlFarkBlogmarksYahooSmarkingNetvouzShadowsRawSugarMa.gnoliaPlugIMSquidooco.mmentsBlogMemesFeedMeLinksBlinkBitsTailranklinkaGoGo
Module is designed by http://www.vivociti.com

Certificate of Appreciation

Click to see PDF

Our Friends

SIFF
Mynation Foundation
manushi
CRISP-Petition


YouCMSAndBlog Module Generator Wizard Plugin

AllVideos Reloaded

Joys of Fatherhood - Emotional connect PDF Print E-mail
(0 Votes)
Written by B.Ramakrishna Rao   

fb1fb12fb2

 
A Dads pain-Message from Andrew Swanson PDF Print E-mail
(0 Votes)
Written by Aggrieved Father   

 

What can I say? This is how it was and this is how it is. I believe you should all see this. We Dads are never the same again after experiences like this. Just so you all  know the next message he sent was full of accusatory abuse and curse words related to misinformation he got which made him believe I was “Stalking” his Sister my first born. A few years later he chose to have dinner with me and while I as delighted to be with him and speak to him and hold him briefly,  he acted like the stranger he was and is and he NOT ONCE called me DAD. Not once. I was heartbroken. He and I were once close. Canada’s feminist family law took my once loving son from me. I can and will Never forgive or forget that. Never.

Read more...
 
Joys of Fatherhood PDF Print E-mail
(0 Votes)
Written by RK   

Joy1.jpgJoy2.jpg

 

 

 
Broken homes 'need government fix PDF Print E-mail
(0 Votes)
Written by Manal Ismail   

Rima Sabban, a sociology professor, says children of divorcees often face discrimination.

 

ABU DHABI // Institutional support is needed for families affected by divorce in a society where the issue is still stigmatised, experts say.

The key problem lay in the way parents and children of divorce were perceived in Arab society, said Rima al Sabban, an associate professor of sociology at Zayed University.

"Many families discriminate and don't accept the child of a separated family," Ms Sabban said. "The government needs to establish institutions to address these issues. They need to be tackled more in the social development aspect of education."

___________

More

• Divorced parents make talk of marriage tough

Also

• More Emirati women marrying foreigners
• Young couples need more support
• Divorce problems hit close to home
• Marriages to foreigners bring some unique cultural and legal hurdles

___________

Wedad Lootah, a family counsellor with the Dubai Courts, said there is no governmental support for the families of divorce.

Both called for institutions that analyse divorce cases and determine the needs of families. They also called for specialised counsellors in schools that can help children cope, and urged that marriage counselling be better promoted both before and after marriage.

However, Ms Lootah said in terms of financial assistance the personal status law of 2005 stipulates that the husband is required to pay spousal support, which includes child support of Dh600 to Dh1,000 per month and maid salaries. He must either provide a home or pay the rental fees for one, and provide a driver if the wife does not drive.

 Should parents have decided previously the children will attend private schools, the husband must pay the tuition.

The Ministry of Social Affairs does provide financial support of Dh4,250 per month in certain cases, such as when the husband is imprisoned, Ms Lootah added.

In 2010, nearly one in five marriages in the UAE ended in divorce, with 44 per cent of couples calling it quits less than a year after tying the knot. Last year, 1,486 divorce certificates were issued for Emirati couples.

Ms Lootah said infidelity was a common reason for divorce for middle- to upper-class families. Other causes cited were hectic lifestyles and long absences from the home due to business. The main reasons among the lower class, meanwhile, involved financial problems and outside interference. While a broken marriage was a struggle for the parents, experts said it was worse for the children. "The kids need support and encouragement, but there is no one to provide this, not even in schools," Ms Lootah said.

 "Many become feeble and weak, especially when they compare themselves to other children. Some become very sensitive and cry a lot - or they become violent and delinquent."

Other children develop stress-induced illnesses, such as loss of hair or eczema, Ms Lootah said.

Sharing preliminary results from an academic study during the recent Counselling Arabia conference in Sharjah, Dr Fakir al Gharaibeh, a sociology professor at the American University of Sharjah, said that among children of divorced parents, 45 per cent demonstrated low academic performance and social withdrawal, while almost one-third had eating disorders.

"Age also plays a huge factor," he said. "Divorce at a later stage may demotivate these children to marry in the future, while at a younger stage it may make children vulnerable since the parental relationship is taken away from such an early stage."

However, divorce did not always have a negative impact on children, Ms Sabban said.

In fact, if the relationship between the parents cannot be saved, it may be better for the child in the long run if the parents split.

Custody laws follow Sharia, which states that the mother retains custody of the children until her sons are 11 and her daughters 13, after which they live with the father. However, experts said that custody battles had lately taken an unexpected turn.

"I don't know what's happening these days," Ms Lootah said. "Mothers don't want custody of their children and neither do fathers. It's like their kids are a burden they went to get rid of."

She continued to be an advocate for children of divorce, but said governmental support would be crucial.

"Last year, I filed a request saying we need experts and specialised institutions to deal with these cases because they are deeply affecting our society.

But the project was spiked because of formalities," she said. "I'm not afraid of field work, but I can't find anyone to help me and I can't do it on my own."

mismail@thenational.ae

 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next > End >>

Page 1 of 9
YouCMSAndBlog Module Generator Wizard Plugin