Divorce is a reality for many families in today’s day and age. According to the APA (American Psychological Association), around 40-50% of marriages will end in divorce. The separation of parents can be a significant event in a child’s life for a variety of reasons. Read pages 297-300 in your text and conduct your own research to answer the following questions.
How does divorce affect child development?
What can parents do for their children to prevent negative consequences?
What are some of the other factors involved that influence how a child responds to divorce?
If you are comfortable with sharing, do you have any experience with this topic? If so, what was that experience like? What did you learn?