Research has been done and the effects of divorce differ depending on the current age and stage of life of the children. (Oesterreich) Regardless of the age, many children feels as if somehow the divorce was their fault. Also hoping to save the marriage, some kids strive to improve their behavior. Another commonality of children dealing with divorce is that of rebellion. One might lose respect for either one or both of their parents, acquire a hatred or disliking towards them or, act out to get attention, having not had any, due to the significance of the divorce.
Loss of contact with friends, schoolmates, neighbors, teachers, and sometimes moving to a new location may bring a lot of psychosocial stress upon the children, and that stress can be very harmful. Since the divorce boom started in the 1960?s, father-mother divorces have increased at an alarming rate. Today more than 1,000,000 kids experience a divorce in the family every year in the United States alone (U.S.A. Today, p. 8). As a result of the divorce, many children live in single-parent homes. This usually results in a drop in income for the family.
Just imagine having to sell a home that one had put so much thought and work into, made so many memories with ones children, held so many family gatherings and holidays, all because of a divorce. That takes a psychological toll on a person. The thing that would more than likely impact a person is the fact that they can not spend as much time with their children as they did before. This leads to kids resenting their parents because they are not their for the children like the children wishes they would be. The financial aspect of a divorce is also major.
Parenting discrepancies can cause children confusion and resentment toward one or both parents. Children who are forced to move and choose sides by their parents are immensely impacted by the stress caused by those occurrences. Although divorce is apparent in every child’s life in one way or another, those children who experience divorce first hand must be resilient to any new challenges thrown their way.
Not many people know this but every year, an average of over one million children in America are unfortunately suffering from the aftermath of their parents’ divorce and most children born each year will witness a divorce by the age of 18 years old. This subject is a little touchy for me but also very important to go over because it hits home for me. My brother and I are children that witnessed our parents get a divorce. That was probably one of the hardest things we’d ever had to go through and I find this being the perfect opportunity to study and research more on how and why divorce can be so hard on the children it effects. Not only is this sociologically significant to science and people all over but it is also personally significant to me as well.
Introduction: In the last two decades divorce has increased substantially leaving couples single and families broken. Divorce is the reality for many families as there is an increase in divorce rates, cohabitation rates, and the number of children raised in step and single marital families. Divorce cannot be overlooked as it negatively affects and impacts youngsters for the rest of their lives. Although it is the decision between two parents’s children are hurt the most in the process. The concept of divorce is extremely difficult for children to understand as there are many unanswered questions and uncertainties.
Unfortunately, this may cause the custodial parent to be upset for not being able to meet the needs of the child. Divorce is hard for those kids who have to face these situations. Most of the studies showed that divorce makes a huge difference in children’s life. I have learned that, when parents get divorced, it breaks the foundation that the child was used to.
Effects on Young Children Young children whose parents go through a divorce often have different reactions than other members of the family. Seeing their parents... ... middle of paper ... ...ut the reasons why and the kids will be more understanding and accept the divorce more. (Kemp, Smith & Segal, 2013) Conclusion When a married couple gets divorced, children in the family have trust issues, teens become rebellious, and the couple themselves often go into severe depression or sadness. In my experience, I have seen several of my friends’ parents go through a divorce. Their cheerful and always happy attitude seems to disappear overnight.
From separation to expressing their feelings, children in divorce cases are more likely to be affected than others. While all of this chaos is happening they are helpless, either too young to understand or scared one parent might hate the other. Choosing sides is typical, but a harmful decision for a child to make. Teenagers also deal with the pain and anger of not knowing what to do. Even though children are too young to understand, the effect divorce has upon them
In today’s society, divorce rates are increasing at an astounding rate. The statisticians at Divorcesource.com state that increasing divorce rates are leaving close to fifty percent of children growing up in single parent families. As one looks around at the present situation in the world they can spot children who have been exposed to divorce between parents, either civil or violent; divorce still affects the child in a negative way. When parents divorce, children are all affected but, in slightly different ways. Some children will place the blame entirely on themselves, while others who witness divorce will be more prone to look for love in strange places and develop violence in their own relationships.