Parental divorce is considered one of the most stressful events in the lives of children.
When parents divorce, the effects of divorce on children can vary. Some children react to divorce naturally and understanding way, while other children may struggle with the transition.
Children are resilient, and with assistance, the divorce transition can be experienced as an adjustment rather than a crisis. Since the children in a divorce vary (different temperaments, different ages), the effects of divorce on children vary, too.
The good news is, parents can take steps to reduce the psychological effects of divorce on children. A few supportive parenting strategies can go a long way to helping kids adjust to the changes brought about by divorce.