About Divorce Video Analysis

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In the video, About Divorce, viewers gain insight on how children feel when their parents are going through the process of a divorce or they are already divorced (Listen 2 Kids, 2016). During this time, the children in the video shared how they felt when they found out their parents were going through a divorce. Common emotions ranged from feeling sad, confused, guilty, or they believed that their parents argued and decided to separate because of them. They talked about how at times they felt stuck in the middle while the parents argued. Also, how they experienced “adultification,” which is when children take on additional responsibilities while their parents go through this. This could range from preparing their own meals or caring for their younger siblings.…show more content…
As for feeling guilty, parents may want to read them this book, It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents and Young Children During Divorce (Lansky, 1997). This way they can relate their experience through a character, and then the parents can have a conversation about feelings the child may have. This gives the chance for the child to be heard and the parents to reassure them that it is not their fault. This website,, gives helpful information for parents to help ease kids stress that they may feel about the divorce. It also includes tips to help the child grieve through this transition and additional support they can turn to (Kemp, Smith, & Segal, 2017). Lastly, this website refers to the mental health of children who parents are divorced as well as how it can influence other health aspects for children (“Effects of Divorce on Children’s Health,
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