Children of Divorce and Adjustment


Effect on Children There’s a lot of research out these days on children of divorce after they grow up. However, if you review some of the key research published regarding adjustment of children during and soon after a divorce, you’ll find a lot of confusion. Some of it stems from the confusion that occurs between the child’s age at the divorce and the child’s age when problems develop. A child at age 12 who experienced his parents’ divorce at age six is different... more


Consequences of Parental Divorce


Consequences of Parental Divorce and Marital Unhappiness for Adult Well-Being Article by Amato and Booth The Marriage and Divorce of the Children of Divorce Article by Glenn and KramerReview by Richard Niolon These two articles were published in the journal Family Therapy. They provide a nice review of the main ideas about how divorce “spreads” from one generation to the next by reviewing some of the key research published to date. For example: Cox and Cox (1985) found that boys of... more