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    Case Study: Childhood Behavior With Change In Family

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    8 pages in length. There is no question how a new baby places a certain level of stress upon siblings as well as entire families; typically a time of joy, the pressures inherent to a new child can truly overwhelm the parents to such an extent that the existing children do not receive the attention and emotional nurturing they are used to getting. In this case, however, Mandy's parents had twins with complications, causing them to place every bit of mental, emotional and physical strength they had upon getting the sickly babies well; as such, the mother and father spent most of their time at the hospital. Mandy, growing consistently hostile toward and uncooperative with everyday situations, was now being looked after by her nana, a person she loves but does not want to take the place of her parents. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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    new child can truly overwhelm the parents to such an extent that the existing children do not receive the attention and emotional nurturing they are used to getting. In  this case, however, Mandys parents had twins with complications, causing them to place every bit of mental, emotional and physical strength they had upon getting the sickly babies well; as  such, the mother and father spent most of their time at the hospital. Mandy, growing consistently hostile toward and uncooperative with everyday situations, was now being looked after by  her nana, a person she loves but does not want to take the place of her parents. This constant friction caused by a combination Mandys unacceptable behavior and the  twins precarious health status assimilates into every manner by which the family interacts, inevitably causing lack of harmony between and among all members involved. For the parents, there is  no choice but to remain at the hospital and provide emotional support for their twins; for Mandy, it represents a significant sense of abandonment, pain and confusion, which reflects quite  clearly in her defiant behavior. Approaching Mandys problem from a perspective offered by family life cycle development theory provides for a number of  beneficial elements that will ultimately help bring about positive change in her ability to deal with her parents redirected attention (Benson et al, 1995). Initially, it "introduces a dynamic  perspective into community needs assessment and planning for the future" (Ooms, 1999). Next, it serves to stabilize Mandys troubles by considering them as nothing other than "common, predictable responses"  (Ooms, 1999) to normal transitional phases as opposed to being more serious pathological problems. Lastly, the fact that every family member experiences change during various periods of the life 

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