Unfortunately, divorce is prevalent in our country. Even worse, the children in the divorce can experience the effects as well. In summation of the concept, the effects of divorce on children is the harm (or benefit) that a children experiences after a divorce of his/her parents. According to the United States Census, in 2009 the divorce rate was 3.4 out of 1000 people. After looking at these numbers, it is easy to recognize the importance of this topic because it is noticeable in our society today.
When it comes to how children deal with divorces, I believe that the American Psychological Association states it perfectly. They say that there are five factors that relate to the amount of emotional trauma the child may face: 1) personality profile of both parents, 2) quality of bonding, 3) quality of attachment, 4) parenting styles, and 5) resilience of the child.
Thankfully for me, my parents have never divorced; however, some of my closest friends have gone through the troubles from their parents divorcing. What I have learned from watching my friends endure this emotional time in their lives is that every situation is different. Looking back on the five factors stated above, I can definitely relate my friend's emotional states to those factors and see how their emotional tolls were different from one another. For example, some of my friends did not take the divorce badly at all while other friends of mine are still having emotional toll from it. Overall, this shows how different the effects of divorce on children truly are in real life.
After learning more about this topic, I still have a question: does the age of the child play a role in the emotional toll that the child experiences? To find this answer, I will research it on my free time.