The Psychological Effects of Divorce on Children
Before the decision of divorce many parents think twice that should we live together for our children? In some cases, the answer is yes but it’s a big no in many other cases. So, the question is that are there any psychological effects of divorce on children? Its answer is yes and your children are the most affected from the divorce. There are many sewer psychological effects of divorce on children. Let us discuss a few from them.
Effects of Divorce on Children’s Behavior
- Increase the Risk of Mental Health Problems: Divorce leaves some serious impacts on a child’s mind. Normally the fights between a mother and father are openly seen by the children. Parents do not think it wrong to fight in front of their children. It leaves the worst effects on their minds. It is seen almost everywhere that parents do not stop fighting on meaningless topics and just try to make their souls satisfied by passing cheap comments on each other’s character. They comment on each other’s perspective and disagree on important issues.
The use of abusive language in the fight is also common in almost every other family. Parents use such words that hit other’s psyche. Children become mentally sick of listening to these statements on a daily basis. They first, try to hide themselves as they are not allowed to speak between their parents and also because they are mostly unaware of the actual matter and for this sake, they lock themselves in their own rooms. Second, they try to escape from the situation by doing other harmful acts. Parents never understand the facts that can harm the state of mind of their beloved children.
- Behavioral problems: We see many children feeling less important when they see their parents fighting without noticing how much this act hurts them. It influences their character and behavior badly in many ways. They start feeling complexities. They misbehave with everyone with considering their relation. They do not give respect to elders as they think elders do not deserve to be respected. Such children get furious and break things to relax themselves.
- Sleep problems: Children face sleep problems if they are habitual of seeing the fight between their parents daily. The continuous facing these situation leads the children to extreme anxiety and failure in sleep. They sometimes complain of the nightmares and do not have a sound sleep.
- Effects on Academic Performance: The poor performance of children often sees when they fight with their domestic issues on daily basis. The domestic problems may cause high-stress levels and anxiety in children which directly affects their academic performance.
Daily red diaries, warned notices, poor uniform, unpunctuality reports, less interest in co-curricular activities and fights with other peers are clear signs of the child facing serious problems because of their family.
Camille Clarke is a divorce attorney in Texas with more than 10 years to experience. Within these years she has helped many couples. She deals with the issues related to divorce and other marriages related issues. Writing and researching related to marriage and divorce effects is her passion.