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  1. EFFECTS of DIVORCE on CHILDREN Pre-School Children Infants School-Age Children Adolescents

  2. Infants • Might react to changes in parent’s mood and/or energy level • Might loose appetite • Important Bonds may be broken

  3. Pre-School Children • Usually believe that they have caused the divorce. • May fear being left alone or abandon. • May feel they are being punished when moved between houses.

  4. School Age Children • Old enough to understand that they are in pain but not old enough to control the pain. • May experience grief, embarrassment, resentment, divided loyalty, and/or anger. • Will hope parents will get back together. • May feel rejected by the parent that leaves.

  5. Adolescents • May experience anger, fear, loneliness, depression or guilt. • May feel pushed into adulthood if they are responsible for more chores or caring for siblings. • Some teens will try to take control over the family, others feel a loss of parental support. • May doubt their own ability to get married or stay married.

  6. Overview • Infants: • Might react to changes in parent’s mood and/or energy level • Might loose appetite • Important bonds may be broken • Adolescents: • May experience anger, fear, loneliness, depression or guilt. • May feel pushed into adulthood if they are responsible for more chores or caring for siblings. • Some teens will try to take control over the family, others feel a loss of parental support. • May doubt their own ability to get married or stay married. • Preschool: • Usually believe that they have caused the divorce. • May fear being left alone or abandon. • May feel they are being punished when moved between houses. • School-age: • Old enough to understand that they are in pain but not old enough to control the pain. • May experience grief, embarrassment, resentment, divided loyalty, and/or anger. • Will hope parents will get back together. • May feel rejected by the parent that leaves.

  7. Resources • University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension- The Effects of Divorce on Children