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How does divorce affect children?

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What is the impact of divorce on children and their future relationships?
What are the physical effects of divorce on children?
What are the emotional effects of divorce on children?
How does divorce affect future relationships?
Impact-
physical, emotional, and the effects on future relationships
Divorce-
the legal separation of two people
Children-
offspring of divorced parents; ages birth until age 18
Future Relationships-
any friendship or intimate relationship a child has after the divorce
Key Terms
What are the physical effects of divorce on children?
What are the emotional effects of divorce?
How does divorce affect the future relationships kids have?
Does divorce impact children?
Works Cited
Yes
Statistics
Statistics
Daughters= 60% higher divorce rate
Sons= 35% higher divorce rate
4 times more likely to have peer related issues
Copyright Disclaimer
Interview
Push people away
Girls depend more on guys
giving up is an option
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more cases of injury, asthma, headaches, and speech deficits
older children
depression
anxiety
insomnia
50% more likely
Interviews
quit taking care of yourself
showering
clean clothes
hair
Quit trying in school
forgetful
take extra good care of themselves
always put together
showered
clean clothes
work extra hard in school
overachiever
Interview
Slauson, Tammy. Personal interview. 30 Oct. 2014.
Side Effects
Lamb, Michael E., Ross A. Thompson, and Kathleen J. Sternberg. “Effects of Divorce and Custody Arrangements on Children’s Behavior, Development, and Adjustment.” Digital Commons@ University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1997): 393-404. PDF file.
“Children Divorce Statistics.” Children-and-Divorce. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2014
Voice of the Child of Divorce. By Monica Epperson. YouTube. Google, 20 Apr. 2014. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.
Voice of the Child of Divorce. By Monica Epperson. YouTube. Google, 20 Apr. 2014. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.
Voice of the Child of Divorce. By Monica Epperson. YouTube. Google, 20 Apr. 2014. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.
Voice of the Child of Divorce. By Monica Epperson. YouTube. Google, 20 Apr. 2014. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.
Voice of the Child of Divorce. By Monica Epperson. YouTube. Google, 20 Apr. 2014. Web. 30 Oct. 2014.
“Children Divorce Statistics.” Children-and-Divorce. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.
Differences
Younger Kids
elementary- younger
more onset problems
less support outside of family
adapt sooner
Older Children
middle school- older
early sexual activity
adolescent parenthood
more dependent
Men
Women
avoid intimacy
more trauma in childhood
more accepting of divorce
divorce trauma in adulthood
slightly more accepting of divorce
insecure attachments
more intimate relationships
Ottaway, Amber. “Impact of Parental Divorce on the Intimate Relationships of Adult Offspring: A Review of the Litutre.” Graduate Journal of Counseling Psychology 2.1 (2010): n. pag. PDF file.
Slauson, Tammy. Personal interview. 30 Oct. 2014.
“Children Divorce Statistics.” Children-and-Divorce. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.
Philpott, Shannon. “Effect of Divorce Parents on a Child’s Future Relationships.” Mom.Me. Ed. Jenna Birch. Berman Braun Interactive, n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.
Ottaway, Amber. “Impact of Parental Divorce on the Intimate Relationships of Adult Offspring: A Review of the Litutre.” Graduate Journal of Counseling Psychology 2.1 (2010): n. pag. PDF file.
Ottaway, Amber. “Impact of Parental Divorce on the Intimate Relationships of Adult Offspring: A Review of the Litutre.” Graduate Journal of Counseling Psychology 2.1 (2010): n. pag. PDF file.
trust issues
pessimistic views
lack of parental bonds
father bonds
less caring
not as important
depression/ anxiety
loneliness
withdrawn
sadness
lost
Ages
6-8 year
headaches and stomachaches
reunite parents
bad in school

9-12 year
tend to be embarrassed
Adolescents
use drugs and alcohol
depression/ anxiety
Spirit. “Divorce Abuse: When Children Get Caught in the Middle.” DivorcedMoms. Ed. Cathy W. Meyer and Stacey Freeman. N.p., 18 Jan. 2014. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.
Where to Start?
Divorce Abuse
Lamb, Michael E., Ross A. Thompson, and Kathleen J. Sternberg. “Effects of Divorce and Custody Arrangements on Children’s Behavior, Development, and Adjustment.” Digital Commons@ University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1997): 393-404. PDF file.
Spirit. “Divorce Abuse: When Children Get Caught in the Middle.” DivorcedMoms. Ed. Cathy W. Meyer and Stacey Freeman. N.p., 18 Jan. 2014. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.
Cherlin, Andrew J., Kathleen K. Kiernan, and P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale. “Perental Divorce in Childhood and Demographic Outcomes in Young Adulthood.” ..: 2-41. PDF file.
more stress on kids
neglecting the child
hatred of other parent
Long term
cause damage to child
cause child to despise parent
upset within parental relationship
Spirit. “Divorce Abuse: When Children Get Caught in the Middle.” DivorcedMoms. Ed. Cathy W. Meyer and Stacey Freeman. N.p., 18 Jan. 2014. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.
Interview
sadness
depression
withdraw from activities
divorce abuse
blame
Slauson, Tammy. Personal interview. 30 Oct. 2014.
OR
Bowels, Warren, III. “Effects of Parental Divorce on Adult Relationships.” McKendree University 6: n. pag. PDF file.
different depending on age and maturity
Some common effects
tiredness
depression
not taking care of yourself, or taking extra care of yourself
many emotional effects
depression
anxiety
sadness
loneliness
the feeling of being lost.
Men
suffer more during adolescents
Women
see the side effects during adulthood.
Both
find divorce more acceptable in future intimate relationships
Children of Divorce
Sami Drew
Administrator- Mr.Bouchard
Academic Coach- Mr.Anderson
Expert in the Field- Mr.Reed
Community Member- Ms.Slauson
Why?
child of divorce
close to my heart
more prevalent problem
Review of Literature
Cherlin, Andrew J., Kathleen K. Kiernan, and P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale. Parental Divorce in Childhood and Demographic Outcomes in Young Adulthood. N.p.: Springer, 2005. ProQuest. Web. 3 Feb. 2015.
Lamb, Michael E., Ross A. Thompson, and Kathleen J. Sternberg. "Effects of Divorce and Custody Arrangements on Children's Behavior, Development, and Adjustment." Digital Commons@ University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1997): 393-404. PDF file.
Ottaway, Amber. "Impact of Parental Divorce on the Intimate Relationships of Adult Offspring: A Review of the Literature." Graduate Journal of Counseling Psychology 2.1 (2010): n. pag. PDF file
Statistics
Boys showed 19% more behavior problems at age 11
Girls showed 6% more problems
Items tested
temper tantrums
poor appetite
bullied by others
disobedient at home
troubles sleeping
often tells lies
strong temper
disobedient at school
Girls
Boys
increased "running away"
skipping school
promiscuity
prone to aggression
disruption
acting-out behaviors

weight issues (over or under)
sleep disturbance
loss of attention or focus
addiction
aggressive behavior
Reed, Alex. Personal Interview. 26 January 2015.
parents reported
delinquency
problem behavior
academic difficulty
teachers reported
problem behavior
academic difficulty
Follow-up
problems for teacher went down
problems for parents went up
Study
Sub-Essential Question 1
Sub-Essential Questions 2
Sub-Essential Question 3
1,250,000 divorce/year
7.2 years prior to divorce
First Marriage: 45%-50%
Second Marriage: 60%-67%
Third Marriage: 70%-73%
50% experience divorce
1 out of 10 have experienced three or more
1 million children/year
25% will spend time with a step family
Living Situations
90% of children remain with their mother
75% felt rejected by other parent
Absent of Father for Girls
Absent of Father for Boys
poor social adjustments
more sexual activity
more aggressive
poor academic performance
fear
anxiety
depression
"Major life change and disruption can cause grief and a sense of loss and insecurity, but listening, structure and consistent emotional support can promote healthy adjustment and stability."
-Mr. Reed
"...others are motivated to be better in their own relationships."
-Mr.Reed

"Some may be influenced by what was modeled that they repeat negative patterns."
-Mr.Reed
Reed, Alex. Personal interview. 26 Jan. 2015.
“Children Divorce Statistics.” Children-and-Divorce. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2014
Cherlin, Andrew J., et al. "Longitudinal Studies of Effects of Divorce on Children in Great Britain and the United States." Technology Collection 252.5011 (1991): 1386-89. ProQuest. Web. 20 Jan. 2015.
Portnoy, Sandford M. "The Psychology of Divorce: Lawyer's Primer, Part 2: The Effects of Divorce on Children." American Journal of Family and Law 21.4 (2008): 126-34. Academic Search Elite. Web. 21 Jan. 2015.
Allison, Paul D., and Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr. "How Marital Dissolution Affects Children: Variations by Age and Sex." Developmental Psychology 25.4 (1989): 540-49. Statistical Horizons. Web. 21 Dec. 2014.
Bryner, Charles L., Jr. "Children of Divorce." Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 14.3 (2001): 201-10. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Web. 24 Dec. 2014.
Reed, Alex. Personal interview. Jan. 2015.
Works Cited
Crouch, John, ed. "Children of Divorce: Psychological, Psychiatric, Behavioral Problems and Suicide." Divorce Reform. Americans for Divorce Reform, 2005. Web. 19 Dec. 2014.
Children
gained weight
Stayed quiet about what was happening at home
few friends
Anonymous
Angry
initiated parent
Anxiety
Sad
"It really skews your views of your parents"

Child of Divorce
"When things get bad I want to fix them and not walk out."
dependent on guys
friends and boyfriends
weary of relationships
"[During a fight] I freak out because I am afraid they are going to leave."
Anonymous
United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mental Health Surveillance Among Children- United States, 2005-2011. Washington: GPO, 2005-2011. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web. 14 Jan. 2015.
Center for Disease Control
Anxiety
ADHD
OCD
Depression
Panel

Sub-Essential Questions

Gold Medallion Exhibition
Stress

up to 90 percent of all illness and disease are stress-related
chronic stress can lower immunity and make people more susceptible to infections
contributes to the development of heart disease and high blood pressure
many skin conditions, such as hives and eczema, are related to stress
common cause aches, pains, and health problems, such as headaches, backaches, stomachaches, sleep loss
stimulates appetite and contribute to weight gain
accelerated biological process
Burrows, Betty. "The Effects of Stress on Physical Health." How Stuff Works. Ed. Tracy V. Wilson. InfoSpace, n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.
Krucik, George. "Dealing with the Stress of Divorce." Health Line. Ed. Tracy Stickler. Health Line, 19 Oct. 2012. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.
Kay, Nancy. "Curbing the Physical and Emotional Health Impact of Divorce." Moving Forward Through Divorce. Moving Forward Through Divorce, n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2015.
Ways Children of Divorce Love Differently
love cautiously
big love
big love ends
we take care of you
emotional stability
love means questioning everything
we hold onto love
expect a lot
find the problems
difficult to love
Anonymous
Stress
Kachroo-Levine, Maya. "16 Ways Children of Divorce Love Differently." Thought
Catalog. Thought and Expression, 22 Mar. 2015. Web. 26 Mar. 2015.
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