The entire divorce process can be complicated and life-altering for everyone involved. Even if it is a completely amicable divorce, Pennsylvania parents may want to know the latest news and studies pertaining to how divorce affects children. A recent study outlines a few effects and also gives insight as to how to help kids through the process.
The study recently released essentially says that for people who are under the age of 5 when their parents split suffered from a notable increase in feelings of insecurity when it comes to their relationship with their father. The parent-child relationship can remain altered even into adulthood. The study recommends that fathers who do not have primary custody should make a concerted effort to be as involved as possible with their children.
The study also noted that this relationship revelation did not the impact the child’s future relationships with others. The study also pointed out that the study’s results may be negative but that staying together for the kids can be worse in some situations. Also, advice offered up pertaining to the study urges parents divorcing to be civilized towards each other.
There have been a number of studies trying that analyze what divorce does to children during childhood and adulthood. Pennsylvania parents with children who are seeking divorce may already know the difficulties they may encounter when it comes to helping children through the process. However, the more information parents have, the more they may be able to help ensure the life transition is as smooth as possible for all involved.
Source: US News and World Report, “Divorce in Early Childhood May Harm Adult Ties With Parents: Study,” Kathleen Doheny, July 16, 2013