ERIC Number: ED250090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Child in the Divorcing Family. Unit for Child Studies. Selected Papers Number 22.
A sequence of stages in children's emotional response to parental separation and divorce is described, some effects of continued parent hostility are pointed out, and aspects of children's adjustment to changed family circumstances are briefly discussed. Developmental differences in children's responses to divorce are considered on the basis of research findings. Specific attention is given to the responses of infants, preschool children, school-age children, and adolescents. Children's perceptions of their parents' divorces are examined with reference to custody and the sex of the custodial parent; long term effects of divorce are discussed in terms of adjustment, sex of children, parenting, and problem solving. An educational program designed to assist divorcing parents and their children to express feelings about divorce and to provide some guidelines for counselors and teachers dealing with children of divorce is also described. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New South Wales Univ., Kensington (Australia). School of Education.
Identifiers: Australia (New South Wales)