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11-16-10 - III. How quality of marriage and divorce affect...

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III. How quality of marriage and divorce affect children A. Quality of Marriage Marital conflict: 1. Stress -> poor parenting, which in turn, -> child problems 2. Harms child when witnesses conflict 3. Birth of child creates conflict in all relationships, particularly weak relationships! Even good marriages may need help at certain times. Who shows more marital dissatisfaction with infant? Women B. Divorce 1. Almost 50% 1 st marriages end in divorce Remarriages ~60% 2. View divorce as life transition – not as discrete event. a) 1 st year after divorce: parents’ and child’s adjustment get worse b) 2 nd -3 rd year Most kids learn to cope Kids still “at risk” 25% show long-term psychological problems Overall, more problems seen in BOYS – both immediate and delayed. Girls often show problems in adolescence, even if adjusted earlier. 3. Problems in divorces a) Parenting skills declines (more stress, less time) 1) Less consistency in discipline 2) Less responsiveness 3) Less supervision
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course DEP 3103 taught by Professor Lane during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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