Children Of Divorced Parents

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Children of divorced parents face a plethora of dilemmas, and they vary from financial security to behavior concerns. Other obstacles these children might face are instability in their mental health and a loss of control of emotions. The impact of divorce on children is never straightforward. Some children have a greater chance to develop disorders, such as anxiety, while others don’t. It all depends on how the child is treated and comfort due to the traumatic change in their life. Studies have shown that recent generations are more socially adept. Which has proven children to become too attached to their parents. Whereas past generations weren’t as social towards their parents due to customs. For example, children were restricted; …show more content…
Boys mainly develop aggression towards others and become frustrated. They also direct their anger towards their parents, and try to get attention by misbehaving, especially in school. Their performance in school begins to decrease and have problems getting along with their peers and teachers. This differs for girls because they experience depression. Their depression keeps them off task and unable to concentrate on schoolwork or they don’t put as much effort into their work. Both girls and boys become antisocial and have less contact with people at school as well as with their family members. The high school dropout rates, as well as, developing health issues for children of divorced parents is roughly higher than from children that were born from a healthy marriage. Another huge behavioral issue for children is suicide. From experience, I can say it is something I wish for no one. I was so insecure and all my thoughts revolved around the pessimist world. I was an emotional roller coaster that was unable to function. I never shared my feelings with anyone, which ended up hurting me more because everyday the thoughts of suicide would increase. It wasn’t until one day I couldn’t take the pain anymore that my tears showered out of my eyes, I couldn’t stop. My mom was so frightened because she didn’t know what was going on. I realized that holding in the pain wasn’t worth it anymore so I …show more content…
Most children end up living with their mother and the women face standard of living declines by 30%, which includes children as well. Since the parents are divorced the money that was going into the household drifts because one of the parent, mainly the father, isn’t around anymore. (divorcesupport.about.com) In many cases, children have to live off of child support, and the parent raising them ends up cutting their budget because they aren’t able to afford as many things like they used to. Especially women that were housewives, resulting to ask from government aid because the child support will not cover all the expenses and will have to obtain a job in order to provide the children with their day to day necessities. In extreme situations, such as mine, the parent that is supposed to be providing the child support doesn’t even bother to send the money so it becomes stressful not only for the parent caring for the children, but also for the kids because they see how much their parent is struggling to equip them with their essentials. Also property settlements and material distribution can cause the child to move from one place to another due to the agreement of the divorce. Which can affect the child’s mental health if they move around frequently, or just the fact that they are moving because of a drastic change in their parents lives along with the children.(www.princeton.edu) Overall, money is something that

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