Monday, December 13, 2010

Impact Of Broken Families On Children

Impact Of Broken Families On Children

The impact of a divorce on a family can often be extremely severe. And, all
too often, when a couple is going through a divorce, the children are often
the ones most affected, and are often the ones that are given the least
amount of attention. Children can be severely traumatized by divorce,
especially if the divorce is a nasty one, and/or if there is a prolonged or
an intense custody battle.
A divorce impacts a child or children on many levels. When a child is
impacted by divorce, some of the ways that a child might express the ipmacts
of divorce can be:
- large amounts of anger, directed both toward others and themselves
- frequent breaking of rules
- drug and/or alcohol abuse
- destructive behavior
- frequent guilt
- problems with defiance
- increasing isolation or withdrawal from friends and family
- thoughts of suicide or violence
- increased or early sexual activity
- a failure to acknowledge responsibility.
Divorce impacts some children more

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