Onsider critically the role of the family in the development of children.

Could you please use the APA reference style, when referencing the essay. Could you also just use journals and books only.
This essay must have an introduction, main body and a conclusion. In the essay an argument must be made to answer the question.

The introduction:
-must introduce the essay, must say what this essay is about and what its arguement is

The main body:
-i want the essay to cover three areas of child development
-each finding must relate back to the question/argument (sign posting)
-first area is Divorce. It must be shown critically, how divorce affects child development. Must be supported by findings from researchers
-leading on from divorce the second area is Single Parenting. It must be shown critically, how single parenting affects child development an argument must be made. Must be supported by findings from researchers. Information from my lecture stated that there is diffiulties with employment and trouble obtaining maintenance in single parent families. Phoenix (1987) focus is generally on the mother. In this area the idea of the absent father can be linked in.
-leading on from single parenting the third area is Gay and Lesbian families. It must be shown critically, how gay and lesbian families affect child development an argument must be made. Must be supported by findings from researchers. Information from my lecture stated that studies tended to look at psyhosocial development.
-for all topics the answer must be critically evaluated and an argument must be produced.

The conclusion:
-must sum up the essay

Finally I have included my lecture notes to help you. My lecturer would like information from the letcure to be included.