• Cosmina-Ioana MOTRIUC Save the Children Organization, Iasi branch



family crisis, migration, child, parent, abroad, strategy.


The migration phenomenon represents a current social issue. Often, migration is motivated by the desire for a better life, and the effects experienced by children affect most areas of reference: behavioural, social, emotional, and educational. Going abroad involves sacrifices both from the children's perspective and from that of their parents, and the crisis is felt by each family member individually, in a different way. In the absence of the departing parent, especially if they are the sole provider, the child feels abandoned and seeks attention through atypical behaviour, such as a strong cry for help. In this article, I have tried to detail how children left behind in the country perceive their parents' departure for work abroad, what are their adaptation methods, alongside the strategies parents use to support their children from afar. The exploratory research, undertaken within a master's thesis, may represent a starting point for further research on the proposed topic.

Author Biography

Cosmina-Ioana MOTRIUC, Save the Children Organization, Iasi branch

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