Child Divorce Psychology

Research on child divorce psychology has been done over the past decades. As divorce became more socially accepted, divorce rates increased and researchers and professionals stepped into the subject.

Most cited researchers and writers on the subject from the early days are Mrs Wallerstein and Mr. Emery. More recently Mrs. Marquardt published a lot of her findings.

This article lists the main topics for Child Divorce Psychology and provides introduction and links to articles. Each of these articles discusses an aspect more in depth.

Child Discipline

Child discipline is the basis for a positive and secure environment for development. Discipline and a clear daily routine give the children a sense of security.
When children feel safe, they will start experimenting and learning. If they do not feel safe, they might feel stressed. As explained in Effects of Divorce on Children, stressed children become dysfunctional, aggressive or even depressed.

The article explains: Positive reinforcement, Correcting disobedience and How to make rules as co-parents. Read on..

Adult children of divorce

How do the adult children of divorce cope with their own lives in relationships and marriages? This article gives some ideas about how divorce spreads from one generation to the next.Read on..

Child Psychology Divorce

This article lists remarkable findings of reseachers from the past decades. They do away with some commonly accepted beliefs about Children and Divorce. Those include short term and long term psychological effects of divorce. Read on..

Adult Child of Divorce

For an adult child of divorce, the relationship between its parents is  of big influence on his live. This Child Divorce article explains what happens. If parents get along and keep seeing each other after the divorce, it is a good thing for the child. However, some divorced parents keep on fighting. They tell negative stories to their child of divorce about the other parent. Sometimes they do not want to see them any more at all. This can bring an adult child of divorce in a difficult situation. Read on..

Coping With Divorce

Coping with divorce isn't easy. When you decide to divorce or when your partner announces she or he wants to divorce, the event itself triggers lots of emotions. Be it relief, anger, disappointment, feeling betrayed, deception or maybe fear. What is going to happen next with your life and the life of your children? Usually, a divorce comes with a solid dose of stress. Read on..

Anger Child Divorce: How to manage your child’s anger

Control your Anger Child Divorce emotions. It may not be easy, but the key to co-parenting is focusing only on your children. Your own emotions (anger, resentment, or hurt) take second place to the needs of your children. Read on..

Defiant Teen

When a teen decides to be a defiant teen and blames it on divorce, how does a parent deal? Divorce effects the children who are often caught in the middle. That is a fact of life. The divorcing parents have the power to put their differences aside and try and do what is in the best interests of the children involved.Read the Defiant Teen article.

Defiant Child Visitation

It may happen that your defiant child is not acting favourably towards the visitation situation. That is not something you can allow to remain too long like that. Your children did not ask for the divorce. Read the Defiant Child article.

Talking to Children about Divorce

Talking to children about divorce is a dreaded task for most divorcing parents.

Accept that strong emotions are inevitable and focus on ways to make your talk an opportunity to do your children good. By following these tips on talking to children about divorce you can eliminate many fears and concerns that can cause long term emotional damage in children of divorce. Read more about this Child Divorce Psychology phenomenon.

Parental Alienation

PA is parent's behavior that damages the emotional and social well being of children. A parent is brainwashing his child to let it think that his or her loving parent is a jerk, that he does not care about his child. The purpose is to have the child dislike, hate, fear and avoid the other parent. Read the Parental Alienationarticle.

Parental Alienation Syndrome

The Parental Alienation Syndrome - another subject in Child Divorce Psychology - has been described in 1985 by Richard Gardner, a child psyhologist. Although it is based on his clinical experience, it is lacking a scientific basis. As a consequence, the Parental Alienation SyndromeParental Alienation Syndrome is not recognized as a disorder. Not by the medical world nor by legal institutions. Read the Parental Alienation Syndromearticle.

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