Category Archives: How Divorce Affects Children

Making kids choose not wise in custody battles

Dr. Warshack states in an article in the San Diego Tribune: The scene in the movie “Catch Me If You Can” resonates with people who grew up in divorced homes. Sixteen-year-old Frank Abagnale Jr., played by Leonardo DiCaprio, learns that … Continue reading

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Your Divorce Is Not Part Of Your Teen's Graduation

With the large number of divorces, brings a lot of new situations in life, especially if you have children. Hopefully, when you and your spouse divorced, it was done in a civil manner and the children were not put in … Continue reading

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Study: More Couples Delaying Divorce Until Kids Old Enough To Remember Every Painful Detail

CHICAGO—In a new study published this week in The American Journal Of Sociology, researchers reported that parents throughout the United States are increasingly opting to delay divorce until their children are old enough to remember each and every traumatizing detail. “What we found is that more and more couples are deliberately holding off on dissolving their […]

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Single moms are five times more likely to be poor than married moms

Few institutions in America have evolved over the last 50 years quite like motherhood. More women are having their children later in life. Or they’re doing so in less traditional ways: before marriage, without marriage, or with unmarried partners. Single motherhood has grown so common in America that demographers now believe half of all children […]

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Children’s health ‘worse’ if staying with one parent – ‘better’ if custody shared

Children who live with both parents after a divorce are less likely to develop health issues, a new study suggests. Researchers from Sweden examined data from almost 150,000 children who were either 12 or 15 years old. Sixty-nine per cent of them lived with married parents, 19 per cent spent time living with both parents […]

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The more educated women are having more children

While the overall birth rate keeps declining, well-educated women seem to be having more children, not fewer. A new report from the Pew Research Centre, based on an analysis of census data, looks at women who have reached their mid-40s (when the vast majority of women stop having children) over the past two decades. It […]

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31% of children living in single-parent households were living below the poverty line

The dramatic changes that have taken place in family living arrangements have no doubt contributed to the growing share of children living at the economic margins. In 2014, 62% of children younger than 18 lived in a household with two married parents – a historic low, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of […]

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Divorce affects kids

Wouldn’t life be nice if all marriages worked out? Unfortunately, they don’t. Many end in divorce. That separation affects children. The question is, how much? The answer: Divorce is almost always stressful for children and can impact kids as young … Continue reading

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31% of children living in single-parent households were living below the poverty line

The dramatic changes that have taken place in family living arrangements have no doubt contributed to the growing share of children living at the economic margins. In 2014, 62% of children younger than 18 lived in a household with two … Continue reading

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