Date: 2017-04-14 21:08
Presently the divorce rate is increasing at an astounding rate, and close to 55% of children are growing up in a single parent environment. Children need their parents in order for them to develop physically, mentally, and emotionally. If the bond between the parent and the child is broken, negative consequences can be a result and can be traumatic for a child.
One of the hardest parts of divorce is that life changes.
No matter what you may think about divorce.
No matter what you may feel about divorce.
No matter what your situation or experience, life will change for you and your children.
Be honest. When kids raise concerns or anxieties, respond truthfully. If you don&rsquo t know the answer, say gently that you aren&rsquo t sure right now, but you&rsquo ll find out and it will be okay.
For both parents and children, the most difficult and stressful phase of the divorce process is usually the period leading up to and immediately following parental separation and divorce. The uncoupling process takes on several dimensions at this stage, as divorcing parents confront legal challenges and expenses, make their intentions public to family and friends, and redefine their roles as residential and nonresidential parents.
How it changes is up to you.
Divorce doesn 8767 t end a family, it changes it. Don 8767 t let the quality of your life or the lives of your children become overshadowed by divorce. Instead of focusing on all the things you can 8767 t change, learn how to take control of what you can change.
Probably one of the most frequently asked questions over the last two decades about family life has been, Is divorce harmful to children? Although this may seem like a very important question, I would suggest that it is time to examine a more important question which is-- what are the factors in divorcing families that contribute to children having difficulties and what are the factors that foster children's adaptation? In this paper I will review several explanations for why children have difficulty and the scientific evidence regarding these factors.
Ms. Wallerstein: &ldquo the parent s anger at the time of the breakup is not what matters most. Unless there was violence or abuse or high conflict, a child has dim memories of what transpired during this supposedly critical period.&rdquo
When elaborating on children negative effects of divorce on academic achievement we need to look at children s grades, standardized test scores, or dropout rates. Children whose parents divorce generally have poorer scores. These results have been found quite consistently throughout a variety of research studies over the past three decades.
So why are marriage and traditional child-rearing making a modest comeback in the upper reaches of society while they continue to unravel among those with less money and less education? Both cultural and economic forces are at work, each helping to widen the divorce and marriage divide in America.
Mrs. Wallerstein has deeply investigated the long term effects of divorce on children during many years. She has followed children during a period of 75 years. She published her findings in 6996. Read the details.