ERIC Number: ED219687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
When Parents Divorce. Caring about Kids.
Stapleton, Constance; MacCormack, Norma
This pamphlet, part of a series designed to help parents care for themselves and their children while promoting good mental health, deals with ways in which children are affected by divorce and how they learn to cope with the subsequent separation and changes. Advice for preparing children for the separation and divorce includes suggestions on how and when children should be told. Custody issues are outlined and alternatives described. Children's reactions are discussed in terms of the age of the child, differences between boys and girls, and the strengths that children possess. Suggestions are given for maintaining healthy relationships between parent and child, and handling new relationships that may occur after the separation and divorce. (JAC)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Childhood Attitudes, Coping, Divorce, Emotional Adjustment, Emotional Response, Family Counseling, Family Problems, Family (Sociological Unit), Marital Instability, Models, Parent Child Relationship, Remarriage, Stress Variables
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD. Div. of Scientific and Public Information.