BROKEN HOME

n. a family system that is organized into a single-parent household. The setup usually results from a divorce of separation of parents. Currently, the term is hardly ever used by social scientists due to its implication of a family being dysfunctional.

BROKEN HOME: "Growing up in a broken home does not necessarily mean that kids develop an emotional and psychological dysfunction."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BROKEN HOME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/broken-home/ (accessed October 8, 2019).
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