Divorce can cause serious and lasting effects on a
child. A child's reaction and ability to cope will depend on his or her age and
personality and the circumstances around the divorce.
feel sad, angry, guilty, and fearful when parents break up. Behaviour problems
are common as children grieve the loss of the family. Kids may worry that their
parents do not love them.
How parents treat each other as they
divorce and how well they provide security and comfort for the child also will
have an impact.
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Current as of:
July 26, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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