Essay on Divorce Affects Children in Three Ways

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Divorce rates in the United States have become extremely high and students everywhere are victims of divorce. But what effect does divorce have on children? Divorce affects the children in three ways. These three ways include emotionally, physically and academically.
The first area that affects children of divorce is the emotional aspect. One of the emotional changes seen in students is that they lash out more verbally. In other words they become more argumentative. Frequently this is seen in the way that respond to their parents. Often times these Incidents occur when one or the other of the parents is dealing with a discipline issue. Another place this aggression can be seen is at school. It occurs when a teacher asks about missing or incomplete assignments and the student may talk back in a very aggressive loud way. Not only does this aggression occur with teachers but it also occurs with friends. It can start as simply as one of the friends asking the other for a loan of lunch money. And the student going through the divorce will respond with profanity or rudeness. Another area where the aggression occurs is in sporting activities. As the coach ask the player to concentrate on a drill in practice the student may respond by saying "I already know how to do this" or " I’ll do what I want". The team member may also say "you don't know how to coach" and start lashing at the coach.
The next point of this discussion relates to physical results…