What would be an idea for a thesis statement for the topic of "Children being raised by alcoholics"?

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William Delaney eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would suggest: Children being raised by alcoholics are likely to suffer severe psychological and emotional problems in later years." There is an organization called Adult Children of Alcoholics which could provide a great deal of information about the specific problems such people develop and what can be done to help them. The organization has a program similar to Alcoholics Anonymous. Members attend regular meetings to talk about their problems and listen to the problems of others. This mutual sharing and support helps members cope with their peculiar psychological and emotional problems. This organization ought to be accessible online. I believe your paper should emphasize that children being raised by alcoholics cannot understand how alcohol affects people's perceptions and behavior, and consequently many children may develop feelings of guilt and low self-worth because they do not realize that the physical and psychological abuse they may be suffering is undeserved.