Short term effects of divorce on children

Short term effects of divorce on children

Currently there is a major concern regarding the increased cases of divorce. Although psychologist were not much interested about the short term effects of divorce on children, it is now their major concern as they are impacting negatively on the quality of life  of their children. They warn parents who are about or just thinking of having a divorce to be much aware of the major long-term and short-term effects the action may have on the children.

Children are troubled by the course of divorce and feel below short-term effects

Children are too young to understand the whole situation therefore; they might take the blame and feel responsible of the problem

The effects may be far taken to school and friends and more often children become uncooperative, aggressive and violent

Lashing both partners and they end up being disrespectful

Stress and if not checked ends up to depression

Ability to concentrate at school affecting the performance and schoolwork

Anger and resentment resurfaces and it always directed to the parents due to the split up

Fear of abandoned and sometimes they isolate themselves due to fear of suffering

Loss and grief may arise

Occurrence, increase or re-emergence of wetting bed if the child is young