I wanted to learn how children are psychologically affected by divorce. I found this article that talks about how divorce can affect children in different age ranges. Young children could feel confused about the situation and not understand what is happening in their family. Gradeschool kids could feel guilty and blame themselves. Teenagers could feel anger towards their parents for divorcing. Divorce can cause children to be more likely to have a mental illness and cause lots of distress. They are more likely to make risky and sometimes dangerous decisions. The article goes into what the parents can do to minimize the risks. Parents can peacefully co-parent, maintain healthy relationships with the children, and get the children professional help if they need it.
Amy Morin, L. C. S. W. (n.d.). The psychological effects of divorce on children. Verywell Family. Retrieved September 14, 2021, from https://www.verywellfamily.com/psychological-effects-of-divorce-on-kids-4140170