- As a kid (3-9)
- Pre teen (10-12)
- Teenager (13-16)
- late teens/young adults (17-20)
Most Helpful Guy
As a teacher, we see the scientific studies which show that kids with divorced parents do a lot worse in school than kids whose original birth parents are still married. That is borne out in our classroom. I once made a mental list of all the problem kids in the school, then looked up the database to see who had divorced parents. 80% of the problem kids had divorced parents; and hardly anyone else's parents were divorced.
Getting divorced is still better than a home with physical violence, because physical violence also results in poor academic achievement, and no one should have to put up with that. But the divorce itself definitely scars the kid.
I said as a kid because the kid will have to grow up with the divorce for a longer period of their childhood.1THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE
Most Helpful Girl
I don't really know. My parents divorced when I was two. It really affects and hurts me though. I wish I was able to see the love. I wish I could've seen them happy. I only have one picture of them together. That's it. I just want to know what it would've been like to witness the love between the two people who are the reason I'm here. A reason I'm enlisting in the military is because I will go where they met. I will be standing in the same place they did 19 years ago. Another negative I've had to switch between parents all of the time. I always worry about moving to the other parent's house because I don't want to hurt them. Also a negative is the step parents. My stepmom has ruined my life. It kind of sucks.1THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE