When it comes to kids and divorce, no two Florida families will have the exact same experience. In some cases, children will handle the news with relative ease, and will have no trouble transitioning into spending time between two households. For other children, divorce will be a very distressing matter. In such cases, many believe that kids will process their parents' divorce in much the same way as they would the loss of a loved one. The following tips are offered in the hopes of giving parents an idea of what to expect when a child has difficulty accepting the realities of divorce.
In previous decades, societal norms dictated that men and women marry before having children. Those women, who did have children out of wedlock, often did so alone and were forced to raise a child as a single parent. Today, there's been a major shift in how couples in the U.S. view and approach marriage.
While widely touted as a means to stay more connected, a new study indicates that social media websites like Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter are actually driving a wedge between many married couples. In a survey of 2,000 married couples, a U.K. law firm discovered that one out of every seven individuals stated that a spouse's social media activities could be grounds for divorce.
Every child, particularly those who are middle school-age, experiences a certain amount of stress in their lives. However, the results of one recent study indicate that those children who live in single-parent homes report experiencing more adverse stress-related health symptoms.