Divorce Spark Notes

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I intend to look at all the different aspects of children in what would typicaly be called
a disfunctional family. There have been many studies on this fact. It has been shown time
and time again that children that do not come from stable environments are far more likely
to be delinquents.

I will refrence several of these studies, such as the studies done in Rochester, Denver
and Pittsburgh. This research shows many different ways that emotional family transitions
affect childhood behavior. The magnitude of difference between youth with no family
transitions and those with many family transitions is amazing. One out of every two
marriages today ends in divorce and many divorcing families include children. Parents who
are getting a divorce are frequently worried about the effect the divorce will have on
their children. During this difficult period, parents may be preoccupied with their own
problems, but continue to be the most important people in their children's lives. Children
often believe they have caused the conflict between their mother and father. Many children
assume the responsibility for bringing their parents back together, sometimes by
sacrificing themselves. Vulnerability to both physical and mental illnesses can originate
in the traumatic loss of one or both parents through divorce. With care and attention,
however, a family's strengths can be mobilized during a divorce, and children can be
helped to deal constructively with the resolution of parental conflict.

I will elaborate on how many families can support each other even during these rough
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