20 Aug Children and Divorce: How to Talk to Your Children About Divorce
Children and divorce infographic helps parents to talk to their children about divorce. Don’t freeze up. Practice what you say. And above all, give your children some credit and tell them the truth.
According to Judith Wallerstein, Julia Lewis, and Sandra Blakeslee, The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25-Year Landmark Study, New York, Hyperion, 2000:
Adult children of divorce tend to have: lower paying jobs and less college than their parents; unstable father-child relationships; a history of vulnerability to drugs and alcohol in adolescence; fears about commitment and divorce; and negative memories of the legal system that forced custody and visitation.
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