Effect of parental divorce on different age and developmental level of children
A child can face separation fears, crying at night, violating toilet training, bed-wetting, figure-hugging, grumbling, outbursts, and momentary lapse of conventional self-help abilities, which can induce motherly and fatherly attention.
The extra independent juveniles inclines to react antagonistically to parental divorce, habitually responding angrily and stubbornly, determined to disrespect household rules set by either of the parents. (Mauldon, 2000).
The pubescent behaves destructively to regulate his life by acting ambiguously or rebelliously, resolute to live his life the way he wants, often devoted to his selfishness. He sense a gradual independence in a domestic condition which remains detached.
A child’s attitude to parents post-divorce
Sociologists seldom state that separation leads to agony in kids. The outcomes can be either good or bad (Amato, 2000). For a few kids, the parental split-up can be a tragedy. Other kids may mature from the experience. They may develop more compassion and responsibility. As for families, some might even take longer than three years to overcome a divorce, depending on the circumstances surrounding the divorce.
Its influence on Children’s gender
As a matter of fact, children of both the genders are affected by divorce and require help when a separation befalls. Though, as per a study, it affects the boys more than the girls. Chief cause might be that it is fine for a female child to express her state of mind in publicly. She can shriek at the time of trouble, or express that she is depressed. Occasionally grownups hints to a male child that it is not fine for him to demonstrate their mental state. Mostly boys are more vigorous and violent than girls (Wallerstein, 1999). They display their feelings in this way landing themselves in trouble. By the action of boys, grownups may not understand that they are presenting their distress. Essentially it is noted that children of both the sexes seeks an opportunity for the expression of their state of mind. .