Divorce May Increase Behavior Problems Children from divorced families may experience more externalizing problems, such as conduct disorders, delinquency, and impulsive behavior than kids from two-parent families. They may worry that if their parents can stop loving one another that someday, their parents may stop loving them.
Children need an outlet for their emotions — someone to talk to, someone who will listen, etc. Divorce can be a difficult time for a family. Deep emotional wounds are created before, during, and after divorce and separation. Feelings of loss, anger, confusion, anxiety, and many others, all may come from this transition.
Teenagers may become quite angry about a divorce and the changes it creates. New family dynamics, new house or living situation, schools, friends, and more, may all have an effect.
They may blame one parent for the dissolution of the marriage or they may resent one or both parents for the upheaval in the family.
Although divorce can be solution to cope with problem between the husband and wife, it still has dangerous effects especially on their children. Grade school children may worry that the divorce is their fault.
Kids with active coping strategies, like problem-solving skills and cognitive restructuring skills, adapt better to divorce. I know [the divorce] has made me more committed to my husband and my children. Feelings of Guilt Children often wonder why a divorce is happening in their family.
Establish age-appropriate rules and follow through with consequences when necessary.