Effects Of Divorce On Children
Divorce: Effects on Children
There were 1,182,000 divorces in the United States in 1990 alone. Many of these divorces involved children of all ages, from infants to adolescents. Parents who are getting a divorce are frequently worried about the effect the divorce will have on their children. During this complicated time, parents may be preoccupied with their own problems, but they need to realize that through the divorce they continue to be the most important people in their childrens lives. Just because the parents are having tough times the children still look up to them and view them as their parents, like they always have.
While parents may be devastated or feel some sense of relief by the divorce, children are often frightened and confused by the threat to their security; they are scared because their life may never be the same as it has always been. The protective blanket that they have always had is being torn apart and they do not know how they are supposed to react. Children often fear change, and divorce brings about many changes. These changes include everything from schedules to holiday activities. They will have schedules
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