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The purpose of this article it to evaluate the influence of parental divorce on children’s behavior. The researchers conducted a study of families in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The data was collected from mothers at multiple times point throughout their child’s development (longitudinal study) starting from one month in age and up (Weaver & Schofield, 2015). They would report maternal behaviors and martial status, and the perspective of teachers was included in the research. The article consisted of three hypotheses. First, there is a possible increase in problems following parental separation. Second, children with higher IQs will be less affected by divorce, than children will a low IQ. The third hypothesis was the effect of divorce can affect the quality of the post-divorce home environments. The result of the experiment concluded that children with divorce parents experienced internalized problem by grade 6 and more external problems by age 15 (Weaver & Schofield,
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