A divorce can affect the traditional family dynamic in a multiple ways, including the relationship between children and their parents. The relationship between adolescent children and their parents in post-divorce families is often strained as a result of poor communications. Research indicates that a high degree of conflict between former spouses is one of the strongest detrimental influences on children and parent–child relations (Afifi & Schrodt, 2003). Two key behavior phenomena that can be observed in adolescents, in respect to their relationship to their divorced parents, are “feeling caught” as a mediator and inappropriate parental divorce disclosures. It has been suggested that, because older children have developed cognitive maturity, parents tend to rely on their adolescent offspring to provide support and advice, resulting in increased pressures and responsibilities (Wright & Maxwell, 1991).
This essay will discuss the effects the relocation after divorce have on the child, the best interests of the child, the presumptions before the divorce trial, the impact of modern technology and the flaws in this research. Divorce has many psychological effects on children. The parents are often oblivious to the child’s feelings as they are fighting their own battle with the ex-spouse or fighting the battle of custody of the child. Children usually have an unbiased approach to both parents and to witness the conflict between the ones they love has detrimental effect on the child. The degree of psychological effects depends on the age of the child.
It provides the overall understanding of how divorce affects children. When evaluating policy alternatives aimed at improving the well-being of children, the above listed factors need to be considered which has been clearly stated in this article. It is a descriptive article which provides the general view of how divorce lower children’s well-being. Though it has successfully mentioned the important impacts of divorce on children’s wellbeing, but it couldn’t include the other factors which the children need to face in the separation of their parents. They need to face all the queries of society and their friends, regarding the cause of their parents’ divorce due to which they might feel depressed and isolated which has been neglected by this article.
There are many issues and concerns that divorced parents must think about when children are involved. Divorce affects children in many ways such as emotionally, physically, academically, and socially. Although there may be some advantages to divorce, for example divorce is good if the child is being hurt or abused, by one of the parents. The reality is that divorce is bad for many children because it can make the children depressed, and because they have to choose which parent to stay with. Parents should stay in marriage instead of divorce for the sake of the children.
These are all impacts that adolescents face and a parental divorce can make this process more difficult during these transformations. Purpose of the research: This study will review significant literature on the impact of parental divorce has. Since divorce is prevalent in today's society, understanding the impact on adolescents will be more helpful Specific Aims: 1. To understand the impact of divorce on children 2. What impact does parental divorce have on the mother, father and adolescent relationship?
Ahrons believes that divorce does not have long-lasting damaging effects on children (65). Divorce can affect children in the family but the way the decisions are made is what will change the way the kids are influenced. First of all, opposing viewpoints say that divorce can cause the child to feel like their life is not going to be the same. In contrast, this is not a highly supported statement. One thing that is commonly stated about divorce is, once two married parents with children decide to divorce, that they are no longer a family (66).
When dealing with divorce, it is important to just give love and support to one another. Parents that are going through divorce would love to have that social support from their children or friends. “However, parents had strong expectations for nurturant, informational, and tangible support from both friends and young adult children” (McManus, T. G., & Nussbaum, J. F., 2011, p. 245). Divorce is a stressor itself. With continuous stressors that are added on, it just makes the process much worse.
Divorce can be an enormous obstacle, but the kids who are stuck in the middle face some of the hardest struggles. They are often confused as to what has caused the breakup and feel guilty. Close observation shows that divorce negatively affects kids in various ways including trust issues becoming increasingly present, social skills governed from developing at a normal rate, academic success decreasing. Throughout every divorce, it is imperative to be fair to each parent, but one must always remember to watch out for the well- being of the child.
Divorce of parents causes many problems and affects children negatively. The loss of a parent can cause loss in knowledge, skills, and resources from the parents. They loose such things as support from the parent in finances, emotions, and care. Children tend to have a harder time dealing with a divorce the more divorces their parents go through. The better the parents adjust to these losses, the better the children will adjust, and the fewer problems that will come about.
Defined by Webster, divorce is the action or the instance of legally dissolving a marriage. This is a heavy topic to discuss and it leaves a major impact on those involved. When children happen to become involved, the complications surrounding a divorce become exacerbated. The separation of their family as divorce becomes a common action within society affected millions of children. Divorce happens to be both a cause and an effect.