Years ago, parents used passbook savings accounts to teach their children about the magic of compound interest. Brokerage firms and mutual fund companies can provide you with the forms you need. An adult must be appointed custodian, a role that you or your spouse can assume.
Once your child reaches the age of majority, usually 18 or 21, he will get full control of the account. Consider a total stock market index fund, which invests in virtually all publicly traded U. TD Ameritrade offers custodial accounts with no investment minimum and hundreds of no-transaction-fee funds. It also offers a large slate of no-transaction-fee funds. Watch out for taxes. Consider this an opportunity to teach your child about the impact of taxes on investment returns—and the importance of tax-efficient investing.
You can minimize the kiddie tax, for example, by avoiding short-term gains, which are taxed at your ordinary income rate. Impact on financial aid. To avoid that problem, you could invest the money in a custodial college-savings plan. Custodial plans are considered a parental asset under the financial aid formula.
If you have a lot of investment gains, you can lower the tax hit by stretching the conversion over several years, says Joe Hurley, founder of SavingforCollege. Once the money is in the plan, gains are tax-free, as long as the money is used for qualified educational expenses.
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Parental substance misuse has been associated with genetic, developmental, psychological, psychosocial, physical, environmental and social harms to children [ 1 - 5 ]. The unborn child may be adversely affected by direct exposure to alcohol and drugs through maternal substance use [ 6 - 8 ]. The risk of harm however, depends on the age of the child, the nature and patterns of substance use and contextual factors in which the substance use occurs [ 9 ]. Social deprivation and the financing of drug or alcohol consumption may restrict money allocated to meet basics needs for the child.
Inadequate monitoring, early exposure to substance taking behaviours, modelling behaviour and the failure to provide a nurturing environment can result in maladaptive and dysfunctional behaviour and other poor outcomes for the child [for reviews see [ 1 , 2 , 10 ]]. The potential for harm is not likely to be limited to dependent substance use. Binge drinking or regular non-problematic drug use can affect a person's control of emotions, judgement and ability to respond to situations, particularly during periods of intoxication and withdrawal.
Being under the influence of substances may affect parental responsiveness to the physical or emotional needs of a child. For example, while parents recover from a hangover, babies and young children may be under-stimulated, whilst older children may carry the burden of household responsibilities and caring roles for siblings [ 11 ].
The limited research attempting to unveil the types of harm associated with parental substance misuse is largely restricted to retrospective cohort studies. Exposure to parental alcohol abuse is highly associated with ACEs [ 14 ]. Compared to persons reporting no ACEs, the risk of heavy drinking, alcoholism and depression in adulthood is significantly increased by the presence of multiple ACEs [ 15 ].
Another study examining ten ACEs childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, witnessing domestic violence, parental separation or divorce, growing up with drug abusing, alcohol abusing, mentally ill, suicidal, or criminal household members found that the risk of having all of these was significantly greater among adult respondents who reported parental alcohol abuse [ 16 ]. Due to its sensitive nature and parents' fear of social services involvement, it is extremely difficult to conduct research to answer these questions.
We are yet to determine the effects parental heavy drinking episodes and recreational illicit drug use have on children. The latest drug strategy document for England estimates that there are around , problem drug users in England [ 17 ] - the majority of whom are of a parenting age. The document places heavy emphasis on reducing the risk of harm to children of drug-misusers, expressing a commitment to addressing the needs of parents and children by working with whole families to prevent drug use and reduce risk.
In terms of the prevention agenda, it aims to promote the sharing of information across institutions e. Linked to this is a commitment to take a 'wider preventative view' focussing on all substances including alcohol misuse. Regarding treatment the aims are to prioritise cases causing the most harm to families, by ensuring prompt access into effective treatment, assessment of family needs and intensive parenting support. It also aims to ensure that drug-misusing parents become a target group for new parenting experts, with Family Intervention Projects for families considered to be 'at-risk'.
When it comes to estimating the number of children at risk of harm from parental substance misuse, two sources are used as the epidemiological data on which the above targets are centred. There are however limitations with both of these estimates. The number of children estimated to be living with drug- misusing parents is an extrapolation of treatment data alone, that is, records of drug users presenting for treatment until the end of There is a concern that women are less likely to access treatment [ 19 ], yet more likely to reside with the child, therefore this could be an underestimate of the true number.
The estimated number of children living with adults with alcohol problems can be sourced to a , EuroCare document [ 20 ]. This document indicates that the estimate is an extrapolation of data from Denmark and Finland, each using a different methodology. The same document reports UK alcohol consumption to be significantly less than most other EU countries, yet recent trends in the use and misuse of alcohol are contradictory [ 21 ]. It is unclear how alcohol problems were defined and if they relate to the UK definitions of misuse.
It appears to reflect drinking at a level considered in the UK as hazardous in one of the surveys. Thus, the existing estimates used to inform current UK policy and setting of targets for the next decade are dated, not based on local epidemiological data sources and need improving and broadening to include the combination of alcohol and other co-existing problems that can lead to adversity. In contrast to considerable policy investment in addressing the needs of children living with substance misusers and in identifying good practice, the underlying epidemiological evidence has fallen short.
For policy and commissioning responses to adapt to meet the needs of both parental substance misusers and their children, we first need to understand the nature and scale of the problem. Without knowing the number of potentially at-risk families, we are unable to assist them until they come to the attention of agencies at crisis point.
This was achieved through secondary analysis of existing national household surveys which have captured relevant data. Attempts to generate new data to answer this research question are likely to be hampered by social desirability effects, thus generating unreliable estimates. The study reports these new estimates relating to the number of children living with alcohol and drug misusing parents. The method used was developed by one of the authors DB in a similar project undertaken for the Australian National Commission on Drugs [ 22 ].
A literature search identified peer-review, grey literature and key government documents on children of substance misusing parents, but the focus of the research was on identifying national databases. Household, cohort or other large-scale surveys were considered if they met the following inclusion criteria; contained information on i domestic arrangements, ii adult substance use and iii number of children in the household under the age of 16 years.
Once granted, study questionnaires were examined to identify potentially relevant variables. Since the surveys were not designed to address this research question but were undertaken by different organisations, with different objectives, at different points in time and using different assessment tools, wide variations in the estimated methods were anticipated.
The databases were examined to identify the most common and robust indicators of substance use that could be applied. Variables were created or transformed to generate consistent variables across the datasets e. Databases containing inconsistent or incompatible variables or with large amounts of missing data on variables of interest were excluded. Surviving variables were cleaned, edited and appropriate methods for the handling of missing data were applied. Anyone under the age of 16 was considered to be a child and only those living in the same household as adult substance users constituted a case.
Measures were taken to ensure that when surveys contained more than one respondent per household e. The number of children reported by the adult respondents to be living in the household formed the denominator i. Once the number of children living with parental substance misusers was calculated as a proportion of all children living with the respondents , the figures were extrapolated to the number of under 16's in the general population at that time and in the relevant countries e.
All estimates were added to a summary table and confidence intervals calculated. Regular comparisons were made across datasets and revisions made to ensure that the most consistent indicators of substance use were applied. The GHS and HSfE household surveys were conducted around the same time and used the same measures of alcohol consumption including indicators of binge drinking , although weekly consumption could only be calculated for a sub-sample those reporting that they drink the same amount each day.
Respondents had been asked "which day in the last week did you drink the most? Each recorded beverage was converted into units of alcohol and summed to provide total units consumed on that day. The UK Government definition of binge drinking was calculated for the sample [ 18 ], i. This is above twice the maximum recommended daily benchmark, stating that 'regular consumption of units a day for women and units a day for men does not lead to significant health risk'.
We adopted the governments' definition of binge drinking as an accepted UK convention - this is not to imply that there is parental risk for all drinkers meeting these criteria, nor, indeed that there is no substance-related parenting risk in those who do not reach these thresholds.
The NPMS contained data on problematic hazardous, harmful and dependent drinking. Hazardous drinking a pattern of alcohol consumption that increases the risk of harmful consequences for the user or others was defined as a score on the Alcohol Use disorders Identification Test [ 23 ] of 8 or more.
Harmful drinking consumption that results in consequences to physical and mental health was defined as a score of 16 or more. The Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire [ 24 ] was used to identify alcohol dependence in this survey. The two crime surveys and the NPMS were used to examine illicit drug use, the NPMS to look specifically at cumulative risks and the SCS to look at examples of harm resulting from substance misuse in the household.
Estimates from the two datasets were combined to generate a single estimate which was extrapolated to the UK population. However this sample was too small to generate population estimates from these surveys. Estimates of children living in households with alcohol misusing adults based on table 1. Across the two surveys, The combined datasets indicated that 1. According to the NPMS It was not possible to collapse the datasets to form a single estimate because they were conducted in different years.
According to the BCS, 8. A similar estimate of 8. The figure for Scotland in based on the SCS was 4. The UK surveys suggest that 3. Living in a household where the only adult was a drug user was the case for 2. The rates are higher for class C than class B drugs because cannabis was classified as a class C drug at the time analysis was conducted.
Estimates of children living in households with substance using adults based on table 3. According to the SCS, 0. The NPMS indicated that 0. Population estimates of children living with adults where there is cumulative risk NPMS. Three point six percent of children , in the UK in lived with an adult problem drinker a score of more than 8 on the AUDIT who had used drugs in the previous year, and 1. Around 4. This indicated that in Scotland, 2.
Even greater harm may exist for the 1. Population estimates of children living in households where violence occurs following substance use Scottish Crime Survey, Overall, the figures suggest that the number of children living with at least episodic binge drinkers or illicit drug users is greater than previously thought. In , 3. Having a non-binge drinking adult in the household offers a positive role model and can mitigate against harm caused by the problem drinking parent [ 25 ].
Therefore the near half a million children living with a lone-binge drinking parent and , with two binge-drinking parents could be more vulnerable to harm. Whilst there is no evidence to suggest that parental binge drinking is associated with harm to children, adults in this category were 'at least' binge drinking.
Some would have been problem drinkers and there is literature emerging to suggest that problem drinking is associated with childhood adversity [ 14 - 16 ]. The estimated 2. Whilst the data does not imply that these children experience adverse consequences, the potential for exposure assuming it occurs in the home to modelling heavy drinking behaviour exists, as does neglect and less adequate parental responses to accidents and emergencies child injuries, fires and other adverse events which are more likely to occur in the event of intoxicating substance use.
These new estimates complement the existing estimates on treated addiction populations and add to what we know. Unfortunately, however they remain a long way from what we need to know. Around one million children in the UK live with an adult who has used an illicit drug in the past year, and just under half a million with someone who has done so in the past month.
It is not possible to compare directly with the Hidden Harm estimates since they are generated from different populations and using different methodologies. It is plausible that illicit drug use could constitute smoking cannabis when the drug user does not have responsibility for child care, thus posing no acute risk of harm.
Although it could be argued that any drugs use can create a social learning model and that regular use may result in chronic effects that are more likely to compromise parenting capabilities. Equally, however it could constitute regular use of cocaine or heroin in the home environment, where the child could be exposed to drug taking behaviours, paraphernalia, dealers, and the potential to ingest or experiment with the drug.
The finding that , children were estimated to be living with a dependent drug user is broadly consistent with the Hidden Harm estimate relating to treated drug users. The finding that , children lived with an adult who had experienced a drug overdose, is an indicator of the possible severity of drug misuse among this predominantly untreated population. The potential for cumulative disadvantage for children living with adults with multiple problem behaviours is a particular concern as co-morbidity has been linked to less effective treatment engagement and additional difficulties in parenting [ 27 , 28 ].
Parental mental illness featured in one-third of reviews of child deaths of abuse and neglect[ 29 ]. Therefore the risk of harm to children of parents with co-morbid substance misuse and mental health problems is likely to be even greater. Finally, the observation that large numbers of children have witnessed violence occurring in the context of substance misuse is a major concern for child protection agencies and supports earlier findings [ 32 , 33 ].
There are some limitations with this work that are worthy of consideration. It is important to recognise that the new estimates are likely to be conservative estimates and subjected to measurement and reporting bias. Significant underreporting of substance use is likely to have occurred, given that data were gathered in the respondents home, provided by parents and with questions relating to child welfare.
Extrapolation of survey data to the UK population, poses the risk of accentuating sampling or response biases. However, the concordance of several estimates across surveys mitigate this concern to some degree. Nonetheless we recognise that there are intrinsic limitations to population surveys that make extrapolations to populations risky, and these include the under-representation of certain ethnic groups, the homeless and other vulnerable populations and the over-representation of more stable groups.
Future research should aim to generate estimates based around different ages, since the risk and types of harms to babies and young children are likely to differ from those of teenagers. A limitation of household surveys is that they are cross-sectional in nature with respondent substance use and parental status measured at a single point in time, yet these are not stable factors but fluctuate over time.
It may be more helpful to generate estimates using databases with multiple and regular assessment intervals e. The findings should be used to inform the design and content of future research aiming to explore the ways in which parenting capacity is affected by their substance use. Despite a better indication of the scale of the problem, the absence of contextual data limits the conclusions that can be drawn for both policy and practice.
However, the relatively uncritical citing of the estimates used in the current UK drug and alcohol strategies should be challenged. Future research needs to examine the relative risks of harm posed to children with different substances used and patterns of use i. Unlike custodial brokerage accounts, parents retain control of accounts and they can designate different beneficiaries, like siblings or even themselves, if funds go unused. Offerings are typically limited to a selection of target-date funds a mutual fund created to automatically shift your portfolio mix as you age or investment mixes.
That means a kid who has held a summer job or babysitting gig in the past year can open one, too. Although a parent will have to open the account on behalf of the child. Keep in mind that money held in an IRA for a child is subject to the same rules as money held for an adult. Withdrawals before retirement age may result in a 10 percent penalty and be taxed. While Roth IRAs allow for penalty-free withdrawals of your contributions, in general, IRAs are designed for building long-term wealth and may not offer the same immediate versatility as traditional and custodial brokerage accounts.
Parents who want to help set their children up for the long term and recognize that funds may not be as accessible in the short term. A gift solely for their education, for instance, might be best kept in a account. But if you value offering your child flexibility, you might look to custodial accounts. Be sure to talk with your financial advisor to determine which account type and benefits might be optimal for you and your family. Investing involves risk including loss of principal.
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You are about to leave the site Close. Please review its terms, privacy and security policies to see how they apply to you. Morgan Asset Management name. Share LinkedIn Twitter Facebook. View the interactive guide. These indicate that children are at risk for behavioral problems because of father or mother alcoholism. The psychiatric disorders among children with parental alcoholism had higher somatization scores, social withdrawal, greater attention problems,[ 22 ] depression, hyperactivity disorder, and substance use disorders.
Studies on the prevalence of behavior problems among children had shown varying results from one state to another. A recent study conducted among school students in Mumbai has shown that symptoms of overall anxiety were present in The impact of heavy parental alcohol use on children and young people is a social issue that urgently requires further research and calls for immediate attention of political leaders, policymakers, health professionals, opinion-makers, and society at large.
A systematic review on risk and protective factors for COAs shows that if the problems are identified at the earliest age and appropriate rehabilitation services are provided then the complication can be prevented. The impact of alcoholism has greater effect on children and many studies are not focused on these issues; hence the investigator felt that there is a need to assess anxiety, depression, and self-esteem among children of alcoholic and nonalcoholic parents at selected government high school in Bangalore, India.
A cross-sectional comparative survey research design was used. The study was conducted at a government high school, coming under Bangalore south-II taluk, India. There are 15 governments high school that comes under this region. The strength of school varies by location of the school. The seven schools were selected by using simple random sampling and data were collected from June to September The power analysis revealed that 76 subjects in each group would be sufficient to find the difference between two independent means two groups.
Totally, children were approached, and 26 students were not willing to participate. Initially, the subjects were screened using COA screening test modified. Out of children, children had alcoholic parents and children had nonalcoholic parents. Out of children, children were randomly selected and assigned to COA group. Out of children, children were randomly selected and assigned to non-COA group. The inclusion criteria were age between 12 and 16 years and the study excluded children with learning disorders and with single parents.
After obtaining formal permission from the concerned authority, recruitment of subjects took place at selected government high school. Each child was contacted and a screening has been done for identifying COA. Data were collected using standardized tool. The average time taken by children to complete tool is 50 min. The study protocol was approved by Institution Ethical Committee.
Formal permission was obtained from concerned area block education officer, headmaster, and informed consent was taken from child and their parents. The purpose, nature, duration of the study, the researchers contact information, confidentiality, their right not to participate, or withdraw at any time, risks and benefits of the study were explained.
Sociodemographic proforma: It includes questions on their age, sex, religion, class, educational qualification of father, educational qualification of mother, occupation of father, occupation of mother, monthly family income, type of family, number of siblings, and birth order. Spence Children's Anxiety Scale: This scale was developed by Susan H Spence , self-administered 4-point Likert scale containing 44 items, of which 38 reflect specific symptoms of anxiety and six relate to positive, filler items to reduce negative response bias.
Children are asked to rate on a 4-point scale involving: never 0 , sometimes 1 , often 2 , and always 3 , the frequency with which they experience each symptom. The responses are summed to determine possible scores ranging from 0 to , with the higher scores indicating a severity of anxiety. A total score of 36 and above are classified as elevated level of anxiety. The subscale scores are computed by adding the individual item scores on the set of items.
It is a item self-report depression inventory with possible scores ranging from 0 to A cut-off score of 15 as being suggestive of depressive symptoms in children and adolescents. Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale: This scale was developed by Dr Morris Rosenberg and measures global self-worth by measuring both positive and negative feelings about the self.
Ten items are answered using a 4-point Likert scale format ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree. Items 2, 5, 6, 8, and 9 are reverse scored. Sum scores for all 10 items are obtained. Higher scores indicate higher self-esteem. Three or more yes answers indicate COAs.
Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software package version 23, International Business Machines Corporation, US , and the results were presented in table form. Descriptive statistics were used for anxiety, depression, and self-esteem scores. Chi-square was used for comparison of demographic data. There is no significant difference in demographic characteristics between COAs and children of non-COA groups [ Table 1 ], and there is significant difference in mean scores of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, separation anxiety, social phobia, obsessive compulsive problems and physical injury between COA and non-COA parents.
Mean scores of anxiety, depression, separation anxiety, social phobia, obsessive compulsive problems, and physical injury are high in COA compared with non-COA. Comparison of anxiety, depression, and self-esteem among children of alcoholic and nonalcoholic parents. The frequency distribution of respondents shows that higher number of COA had elevated level of separation anxiety, social phobia, obsessive compulsive problems, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety, physical injury, and depression compared with non-COA and majority of COA had low self-esteem, whereas majority of non-COA had moderate self-esteem [ Table 3 ].
The COA parents will have adverse childhood experience in a home with alcohol abusing parents which may be the factor for increased rate of depression among COA. This finding was supported by the study conducted by Ranta and Raitasalo, which shows significantly higher rate of psychiatric disorders among children of parents with substance abuse compared with control group. The present study shows that majority of COA parents are having low self-esteem.
This finding was supported by the study conducted by Hussong et al. These results are similar to those seen in the previous studies conducted in India by Mishra et al. This study has provided preliminary evidence in the Indian context that COA parents are at higher risk of various of behavioral problems compared with their peer group.
There are limited child and adolescent mental health services in India. Mostly such services are restricted to urban areas. Access to mental health services for children with a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder is substandard, not provided early enough, in sufficient supply, and accessible only to a fraction of children and adolescents.
WHO report has shown that one in every five children has a mental health issue. If we invest in identifying the problems early and intervene at the right time, it will be more cost-effective, and we will be preventing further breakdown and avoid an adult treatment and rehabilitation program which is much more expensive. The limitations of the study are that as the data were self-reported, under- or over- reporting of data may have taken place due to the stigma related to mental disorders.
Data were not collected from private school, as it was not permitted. These problems will go unnoticed by parents and teacher, which results in complications during childhood and even in early adulthood, so early identification by health care team is very important for prevention of complications. Further research is needed to identify effective strategies for using primary care for recognizing, diagnosing, and treating mental health problems in children and adolescents.
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Abstract Context: Children of alcoholics COAs face risks of behavioral problems during childhood and mental health problems in adult life. Settings and Design: A cross-sectional comparative survey research design was adopted for the present study. Subjects and Methods: The simple random sampling technique was used. Results: The results show that there is statistically significant difference between COA and non-COA group with regard to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, separation anxiety, social phobia, obsessive compulsive problems, and physical injury.
Conclusion: The study concludes that COAs are having higher rate of anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem compared with children of nonalcoholics. Keywords: Anxiety, children of nonalcoholic, depression, self-esteem. Introduction Alcohol use may harm not only the individual drinker but also the lives of their partners, families, friends, work colleagues, and their communities.
Subjects and Methods A cross-sectional comparative survey research design was used. Data collection After obtaining formal permission from the concerned authority, recruitment of subjects took place at selected government high school. Ethical consideration The study protocol was approved by Institution Ethical Committee.
Sociodemographic proforma: It includes questions on their age, sex, religion, class, educational qualification of father, educational qualification of mother, occupation of father, occupation of mother, monthly family income, type of family, number of siblings, and birth order Spence Children's Anxiety Scale: This scale was developed by Susan H Spence , self-administered 4-point Likert scale containing 44 items, of which 38 reflect specific symptoms of anxiety and six relate to positive, filler items to reduce negative response bias.
Statistical analysis Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software package version 23, International Business Machines Corporation, US , and the results were presented in table form. Results There is no significant difference in demographic characteristics between COAs and children of non-COA groups [ Table 1 ], and there is significant difference in mean scores of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, separation anxiety, social phobia, obsessive compulsive problems and physical injury between COA and non-COA parents.
Open in a separate window. Table 2 Comparison of anxiety, depression, and self-esteem among children of alcoholic and nonalcoholic parents. Table 3 Percentage of children scoring positive for anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. Financial support and sponsorship Nil.
Conflicts of interest There are no conflicts of interest. References 1. World Health Organization. Global status report on alcohol and health Last accessed on Aug Parental drinking and adverse outcomes in children: A scoping review of cohort studies. Drug Alcohol Rev. Children of alcoholics: A guide to community action.
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