Impact of Divorce on Children Term Paper by Master Researcher

Impact of Divorce on Children
A study of the effects of parental conflict and divorce on children.
# 36531 | 1,900 words | 10 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 10, 2003 in Child, Youth Issues (Effects of Divorce)

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This paper reviews the research on how divorce impacts children and finds that children of divorce are more likely to exhibit psychological, behavioral, social, and academic problems than children raised in continuously intact two-parent families. The paper points out, however, that it is parental conflict that has negative consequences for both children who have experienced the divorce of their parents as well as those who remained in intact families. The paper concludes that what matters is not so much whether parents divorce, but whether there is conflict, household income, psychological wellbeing of parents and a good relationships with both parents.

From the Paper:

"It is easy to suggest that a divorce is better than an unhappy marriage and in the end it is the child who will suffer as they witness the parental conflict. The people who make these suggestions do not realize that the divorce undermined the child's very stability and sense of permanence. A child associates his own self with the personality of the mother and the father. When either of the two are missing the child's sense of self is imbalance and there comes an instability facet in the personality that tends to then effect the dynamics and actions of their life in the future. We are all so concerned with the rights of men and women in the scheme of the marital bonds that we tend to forget the rights of the child--which should at least be though off before we reach a decision that alters the whole family consistency."

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