Each year, millions of children around the globe face family disruption, and in many countries, divorce rates are rising. Children experience divorce deeply and personally, and the potential for negative short- and long-term consequences is considerably higher for children whose parents divorce than for those from non-divorced families. While parental divorce poses significant risks for children that warrant concern, research shows that these outcomes are not the same for all children, nor are they inevitable. There are many factors that can reduce risks and promote children’s resilience. (Author Abstract)
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How Parents Can Help Children Cope With Separation/Divorce.