Effects of Divorce on the Child

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1 Effects of Divorce on the Child In Partial Fulfillment for the  Requirements of  ED 206 To Mrs. Mauro From Kristen Simon 9/21/07
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2 Lately the trend seems to be divorce.  More and more couples are ending up  divorced many of which have children.  Our textbook says that 45% of American  marriages end up in divorce, and of those 45% half of them involve children.  The way  the child reacts depends a lot on their age and also the bond that they had with the  parent that left, and also with the bond of the parent that’s still around.   The child is affected differently depending on how old they are and also the sex  of the child.  Infants don’t really react in any specific way however they can react to the  change in the parent’s mood or they energy level of the parent.  Children three to five  years of age tend to blame themselves for their parent’s divorce.  They also might start  acting like a “baby” again and want old toys they used to play with and such.  It is  believed by some psychologists that elementary school children are affected more by 
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