Essay about Divorce Should Be Harder to Obtain

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Divorce should be harder to obtain due to the effect that it has on children the main effect it has on the children is depression. “ In the short term divorce is always troublesome for children Mavis Hetherington videotaped and scrutinized the workings of 1400 divorced families since the early 1970’s. Hetherington pinpoints a crisis period of about two years in the immediate aftermath of separation when the adults, preoccupied with their own lives, typically takes their eye off parenting just when their children are reeling from loss and feeling bewildered” (Hethrington 2). This article states that the short term effect of divorce affects the kid deep because they feel that they lost one forever and in those 1400 many of the kids felt …show more content…
The second reason the divorce effect on the kids is their attitude after the divorce because once they lose a parent their attitude changes.
“ But two large samples from England and the United States offered a consortium of researchers from both countries a chance to study these issues. The British National Child Development Study followed more than 14,000 families from the time of a child's birth in 1958, assessing the children's behavior at age 7. Over the next four years, 239 of the families divorced. As might be expected, the children in these families showed more behavioral problems than their peers from non divorced families, and performed more poorly on reading and mathematics tests. But when the researchers examined the years before the divorce, they discovered that the children in families who ended up divorcing were already showing more behavior problems and scoring more poorly on reading and math tests. “ (wallerstein 3)
This statistic proves that divorce does have an effect on kids, most kids don't just make good grades then all the sudden fall off their has to be something to knock them off & in this study it was the divorce.”The U.S. survey, begun in 1976, scored children's behavior and the level of parental conflict in another large cohort of families, some of which would later divorce. Again, the apparent negative effects of the divorce itself declined significantly when the previous problems were accounted for. "The evidence

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