Essay on Children of Divorce

2595 Words Feb 17th, 2014 11 Pages
Effects on Children of Divorced Parents
Kenneth Sepulveda
ENG/135
February 22, 2014
Valerie Carnevale
DeVry University

Effects on Children of Divorced Parents
Divorce can be a traumatic experience for children to go through when separations occurs. The effects on children are by far the most significant factors, sometimes resulting in behavioral disorders and developmental issues, as a result of alternating between households, economic instability, and behavioral related issues. However, children of divorced parents could be helped when parents place their children first, develop communication and problem solving skills and use family programs to help their children deal with life altering changes.
Parents that relocate after a
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Children face different hurdles when parents move or remarry after a divorce, for this reason, parents must continually talk with their children and provide emotional care needed to eliminate stress related factors when they arise. The American Psychological Association (APA) (2003) study explains how divorced parents who move in greater distances of an hour from each other can negatively impact children’s emotional and social skills (APA, 2003). Moreover, parents who relocate have less money to visit with their children during visitation. As a result, children experience emotional disorders that cause interpersonal relationship issues with the non-custodial parent because of their economic instability (APA, 2003). Therefore, parents need to factor in all consequences associated with divorce and remain cognizant of how it impacts their children’s lives. Uphold-Carrier & Utz (2012) explain that teenagers or adult children were more likely to be at a higher threat of depression contrast to those, where the mother and father stayed together in the same home (Uphold-Carrier & Utz, 2012). Moving to a different household and leaving friends and family ties can become very stressful for any child, especially if that child has lived in the same home all of their life. Uphold-Carrier & Utz (2012) also point out that children
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