Effects Of Divorce On Children : Children 's Growth And Development

1370 WordsApr 30, 20166 Pages
Effects of Divorce on Children Parenting is not an easy task. In fact, many believe it to be one of the hardest things to do in the world. It’s never easy to make a decision. This is even more-so when each decision you make not only directly impacts your life, but also the life of your children. A good parent fifty or more years ago would have been defined as those who provided for their children and taught them to be both respectful and responsible. The primary concern was to ensure they were protected from the dangers of the world while maintaining the essential necessities, such as food and shelter. Times have changed, and with it, the research gathered about our children’s growth and development. Now, we aren’t just talking about how they should grow physically, but also how they should grow emotionally, socially, and intellectually as well. Within the last 30 years or so there have been an immense amount of theories about the development and psychology of children. Along with all these new theories also came a new level of stressors and pressures on parents. Although it is still important, ensuring your child is well behaved is no longer the only parents concern. With a new concern of keeping your children’s emotional well-being intact, the responsibility of caring for a child just got that much harder. The emotional piece is much more difficult than that latter because while you can see whether a child is behaving properly or not, you cannot determine the emotional
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