Not many people know this but every year, an average of over one million children in America are unfortunately suffering from the aftermath of their parents’ divorce and most children born each year will witness a divorce by the age of 18 years old. This subject is a little touchy for me but also very important to go over because it hits home for me. My brother and I are children that witnessed our parents get a divorce. That was probably one of the hardest things we’d ever had to go through and I find this being the perfect opportunity to study and research more on how and why divorce can be so hard on the children it effects. Not only is this sociologically significant to science and people all over but it is also personally significant to me as well.
According to Fox News, young kids whose parents divorce struggle with math, social skills and emotions such as anxiety and depression for at least two years after the split, a new study finds. It is found that kids started struggling in different areas of their life as soon as their parents began the process of divorce. Children of divorce tend to fall behind other kids on important skills such as math and social skills. No soon after, they began show behavior problems which is said to be a way the children show emotions of by way of sadness, depression and anxiety.
Also, new research suggests that children whose parents divorce when they are very young have a more difficult time establishing close relationships with their parents later in life according to Huffington Post. Whether we realize it or not, the relationships we build with our parents play important roles in our lives. When you think about it, our parents are the first real relationship we all experience. What we as humans tend to search for in relationships in every aspect are rooted from our own relationships with our parents and how we observe the way they interact and treat each other.
Divorce brings in a huge change into many lives of children no matter how old they are. There are a lot of things that go on right in front of the kids eyes without many even realizing. They see their parents break their vows on their marriage, they witness a loss of the love that used to be there between their parents. They now have to adjust to traveling from one household to another and the constant absence of one parent when they are with the other parent. It is just a completely different environment and way of life compared to how they knew life before.
Divorce will always lead to a stress factor in all children. No kids wants to see their parents fall out of love or separate from each other, unless one parent is abusive or whatever the as may be and even then, there are many stress factors included. Divorce often leads to the child losing contact with either their mother or father and can create many economic hardships going from two incomes in the household to just one. For more reasons than one, divorce is a very hard thing for all...