Essay On How Divorce Affect Children

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For a child, it is very hard growing up with one parent. After a divorce the child 's life can consists of economic loss and, most of the time, the loss of a supportive parent. Since many children do not adjust well to this situation, their behavior is affected. The change is devastating for numerous kids and it affects their entire life. Divorce of parents produces many problems and affects the youngsters negatively by creating behavioral and financial problems, jealousy, and relationship issues.
In a divorce, the parents usually do not get along and may have different opinions on items. They may go to court and fight against each other about what factors caused the separation leading to the divorce and how the properties are divided. This
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The idea of having one paycheck, instead of two, to make ends meet can be scary. Sometimes a teenager will have to stop participating in school activities and get a job. It is unfair for a student to have to quit sports to help support the family. This can also lead to a kid being left out now that they are not a part of the team. When the child is in a single parents home, there is usually a loss of money and therefore, resources. Getting a job is the only way to pay for things they want or need such as: clothes, a car, car insurance and gas. This can lead to jealousy between a teen and their siblings or classmates. A child of divorce will look at a classmate who is spoiled and be …show more content…
The negative influences the children gain from the divorce and the conflicts they see their parents engage in can affect how the child treats his or her friends. A negative behavior learned from the fighting of a child 's parents could lead to the child fighting with other people such as peers. This can, in return, lead to a child having a hard time finding friends and with dating. Kids can develop the "sleeper effect" which means when they grow older, they will have a hard time forming relationships with other people because they do not want to act or be treated like their parents were, and they become afraid of

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