Dykeman Article

One would think that divorce on children does not have as great of an effect as it does, but according to the dykeman article it does. The effects can range from anywhere to whether you are a child or even adolescent to adulthood. In society today, most divorces will happen before the child or children are eighteen. Divorce has many factors, including before the divorce and after. The way the parents act with each other before and after the divorce plays a major role also.
In the United States there are more than one third of children that will experiment divorce and its effects before adulthood and the consequences are immediate and long-lasting. There are more than one million divorces that happen every year. It has become as frequent as one can get in the American society. The effects on children can range anywhere from the child’s age, sex of the child, and even the conflict within the family. One has to be careful about bad mouthing one another in front of the child before and after the divorce because this can be strenuous on the child. If a child is a result of divorce he or she may do badly in school. This can be the result of a divorce or a divorce in progress (Dykeman B.F. (2003) The effects of family conflict resolution on children’s classroom behavior. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 30(1), p. 41)
It can be somewhat difficult to separate the effects of divorce from the effects of a conflictual family. The negative effects of divorce may stem from pre-existing differences in the family prior to the divorce itself. A child of divorce may have a more difficult time with academic and social expectations at school rather than children that come from intact families or established or single-parent or blended families. Children can show limited effects over time due to divorce. The emotional aspects of divorce in a child can result in feelings of anxiety,
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