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Divorce Power Point

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Megan Nelson

on 5 June 2013

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Statistics on divorce Half of all recent marriages will end in divorce.
Divorce rates have risen dramatically.
People who graduate from high school and/or college have lower divorce rates.
60% of all divorces involve children.
In 1992, they found that 15% of all children were living with their biological mother and step father and 1% were living with their biological father and step mother. Current research being conducted on divorce Divorce *Divorce is any formal separation of husband and wife according to established custom.
*Divorce is most difficult for children.
*Friendships tend to suffer after a divorce. Global perspectives and/or influences Social impact of divorce Effects divorce has on school age children Physical growth and development:

Social development:

Emotional development: By: Megan Nelson Divorce Intellectual development:

Moral development: How can information on divorce be used to help parenting and teaching a school age child? * 9 Negative effects divorce repeatedly has on children 1. Smoking habits
2. Ritalin use
3. Poor math and social skills
4. Susceptibility to sickness
5. An increase in likelihood of dropping out of school
6. A propensity for crime
7. Higher risk of stroke
8. Greater chance of getting a divorce
9. An early death rate *A study by the University of Wisconsin, Madison found that children of divorced parents often fall behind their classmates in math and social skills, and are more likely to suffer anxiety, stress, and low self esteem.

*In 2009, they polled 2,000 people who had experienced divorce as a child in the proceeding 20 years. 42% witnessed aggression, 49% were forced to comfort an upset parent, 24% had to lie for one or the other, The outcome was 1 in 10 turned into crime, and 8% committed suicide. *Following divorce, children are 50% more likely to develop health problems than children in two-parent families. They are more likely to have eating disorders, depression, increased stress and anxiety, emotional insecurity, and the use of drugs and alcohol. *Children tend to have difficulty in school. They perform more poorly in school and have less academic success than children with intact families. About 10% fewer children go on to college and are about 30% less likely to receive their college degree. *Children are more likely to struggle socially compared to children with intact families. They are more likely to be aggressive, and they tend to have fewer close friends and not as strong friendships. *Feelings of loneliness, sadness, anger, and depression are common in children of divorce. Also the fear that both parents will abandon the child are common. Some emotional insecurities may be: sleep problems, frequent breaking of rules and guilt, and increasing isolation from family & friends. Effects divorce has on school age children * *Friendships tend to suffer after a divorce.
*Conversations with people often involve discussion about issues that relate to the couples.
*Divorce is most difficult for children.
-children of divorce may find it difficult to trust or form long-term, loving relationships.
-they tend to feel unloved, isolated, and that they caused the divorce. Muslim:



United States: *Muslim societies only allow no fault divorces. Although it is usually with permission of the husband, if the wife is seeking the divorce she is normally required to give one of several specific justifications and the child is still the child of a couple if their is a divorce. *The Canada divorce act acknowledges divorce only if the marriage breaks down by adultery, cruelty, or being separated for one year. *In Japan there can be four kinds of divorces: divorce by family court mediation, family court judgement, district court judgement, or mutual consent. *The United States divorce laws are of state rather than federal law; all states recognize divorces made in other states. Work Cited *"Divorce Law around the World." Wikipedia. N.p., 2013. Web. 2 June 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org>.

*Emery, Robert E., Ph.D. "General Divorce Statistics." N.p., 2013. Web. 30 May 2013. <http://www.emeryondivorce.com>.

*Hansen, Lauren. "9 Negative Effects Divorce Repeatedly Has on Children." The Week. N.p., 28 Mar. 2013. Web. 23 May 2013. <http://theweek.com>.

*Scheidies, Carolyn. "Social Effects of Divorce." Ehow. N.p., 2013. Web. 1 June 2013. <http://www.ehow.com>.
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