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    How Divorce Affects Children
    Research on Kids of Divorce
    Research on Kids of DivorceThe Unexpected Legacy of Divorce Bitter arguments, custody battles: How does divorce affect children years after their parents split?Renowned psychologist and best-selling author, Judith Wallerstein, has been looking f...
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    How Divorce Affects Children
    Behavior Problems May Stem from Divorce
    An eight-year-old does not have the ability to respond in a sophisticated emotional manner to the jarring upheaval of a divorce. ...
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    How Divorce Affects Children
    Dating After Divorce: What it Means for Kids
    Dating After Divorce: What it Means for KidsDating: For Kids, the Death of a FantasyEva L. remembers the conversation she had with her two sons following one of their regular visits with herex-husband. Both boys were brimming with news about Dadd...
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    Dating After Divorce
    Mother Wants to Show Affection for New Beau
    It's best to introduce a new boyfriend into your children's lives gradually, preferably while doing things with them outside your home. ...
  • School and Learning
    ADHD
    ADHD and Joint Custody
    Before custody matters can be settled, make sure you understand the challenges confronting children with ADHD. ...
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    How Divorce Affects Children
    Boy Does Poorly in School Following Parents' Divorce
    It's quite common for a child to have lots of fears and anger when his parents divorce, and that can affect school performance. ...
  • When Kids Fight Custody
    How Divorce Affects Children
    Parenting After Divorce: When Kids Take Sides
    In some cases, children will refuse to stay with the noncustodial parent. Here are some reasons why this might happen: A parent is not tuned in to the children's interests or is not actively involved with the children during their time together....
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    How Divorce Affects Children
    Fear of Divorce
    When a child worries that her parents may divorce, it's important to reassure her that she is loved. ...
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    How Divorce Affects Children
    Helping Your Child Cope with Divorce
    Understandably, many children have difficulty studying after their parents divorce. Professional help is often needed. ...
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    How Divorce Affects Children
    Absentee Fathers
    One of the biggest challenges a mother can face is helping a child cope with an absentee father. ...
  • The Effects of Divorce on Boys
    How Divorce Affects Children
    The Effects of Divorce: Is It Harder on Boys?
    Reams and reams of research exist on the long-term effects of divorce on children, and on boys in particular. Some experts believe that divorce and life in a single-parent home permanently damages children, while others claim that children with ...
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    How Divorce Affects Children
    Communicating with Your Child About Divorce
    Explaining your divorce to your child can be tricky, particularly when your spouse is abusive. ...
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Divorce and Teens
    A mother wants to know how she can improve her relationship with her daughter before the divorce is final. ...
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    Dating After Divorce
    Mom Dating During Divorce
    The child of a divorcing couple is upset that her mother is already dating. ...
  • How Do You Tell Your Kids About Your Divorce
    How Divorce Affects Children
    How Do You Tell Your Children You're Getting Divorced?
    As always, your aim is to protect your children while being as open and honest as you can, given the circumstances and their ages and development. So, don't go into all the gory details. However, children who are told nothing about the reasons fo...
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    How Divorce Affects Children
    Soon-to-Be Ex Taking Kids to Visit Girlfriend
    Is it a bad idea for kids to "hang out" with their dad at his lover's place? ...
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    How Divorce Affects Children
    Child Wants His Parents Together Again
    What can you do when your child is placed in an unhealthy triangle between you and your ex? ...
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    How Divorce Affects Children
    Divorced Dad Wants to Be Closer to His Kids
    A divorced father is upset that his daughter won't spend time with him. ...