Divorce parents dating effects on children
There’s a lot of research out these days on children of divorce after they grow up.However, if you review some of the key research published regarding adjustment of children during and soon after a divorce, you’ll find a lot of confusion.Some of it stems from the confusion that occurs between the child’s age at the divorce and the child’s age when problems develop.A child at age 12 who experienced his parents’ divorce at age six is different from a child of age 12 who is now going through his parents’ divorce.Thus, studying 12 year old children of divorce is not as simple as it may appear.The data is inconclusive as to whether young children are at a greater risk for adjustment problems, but they clearly are harmed by it as much as older children are.
Thus, determining how any Are much more likely to blame themselves for the divorce; also likely to fear abandonment by the remaining parent.
They may be confused, have fantasizes about reconciliation, and show difficulties in expressing their feelings.
Early studies showed that boys had more problems than girls, but later studies have not confirmed this; rather, boys and girls have different kinds of problems as a result of the divorce Are more likely to have fewer memories of either their own or their parents’ earlier conflict; generally close to custodial parent and a competent step-parent.
May feel anger at an unavailable non-custodial parent that prevents a strong adult relationship Tend to express feelings of sadness, fear, and anger.
They are less likely to blame themselves, but more likely to feel divided loyalties.