What Are The Effects Of Divorce On Children

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Divorce is an everyday struggle that adults deal with but do people ever look at the effects that it will have on a child or the children involved? Children affected by Divorce react in many ways depending on their age group. For example, toddlers are more confused about divorce due to their limited cognitive ability and are vulnerable to developing emotional problems in the future. Children between the age groups 6 and 12 there will be a negative impact on their education. In this age group children tend to have magical thinking and wish for their parents to get back to together. Also, children may feel more responsible for their parents divorce and see it as their responsibility to reconcile the Divorce. Children 12 and up see the struggle of the parents ' depression, financial changes and etc. causing a child, to show symptoms of depression, rebel, …show more content…
By doing this, your child feels that they are more open to express their personal feelings with you instead of wearing a mask. Parents have a duty to reassure their children no matter what roadblocks might occur in life that things will be ok and these methods give assurance for your child. Divorce rate is at an all time high “about 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States divorce. The divorce rate for subsequent marriages is even higher.” (Encyclopedia of psychology, 2000) Since this fact is true that divorce is higher before you take that step discuss ways to prevent from divorcing or talk about if a child does come into play ways to keep your marriage strong.

Doskow, E. (2015). Divorce and Children: Helping Kids Deal With the Effects | Nolo.com. Retrieved September 16, 2015.

Kazdin, A. (2000). Encyclopedia of psychology. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association

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