Studies prove that 50 percent of all American children will experience the divorce of their parents before reaching 18 years of age. It is also estimated that these children will also witness the breakdown of a parent’s second marriage.
Furthermore, the emotional and physical repercussions can be discouraging. On a psychological basis, studies demonstrate that children of divorce may:
- Exhibit poor school performance,
- Require the assistance of a psychologist, and
- Experience a higher rate of emotional or psychological issues.
With regard to physical implications, children of divorce may experience an increase in health-related problems such as a higher propensity to injuries, asthma, and headaches. Studies also reveal that children in single-parent, troubled households are subject to higher rates of physical harm or even death....