Strife during divorce may affect children adversely

On behalf of Peterson Stark Scott posted in Divorce on September 12, 2019.

No one may be as affected by a marital split than a child. Divorce is usually a difficult process for a British Columbia couple to go through, but it may be even more so for their children. In fact, the fallout of divorce may create behaviours in a child that usually wouldn’t be typical of him or her. It may be harder for a child to concentrate on tasks, may cause a child to fidget more or create hardship when needing to manage tasks — especially at school.

In some cases, a child may even be misdiagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), when, in fact, he or she may just be dealing with something known as attention divided by divorce. A child may act in the same way in either case, so it’s important for teachers to understand what is happening in a child’s home life. When a child experiences high conflict at home, he or she may show signs of that in a classroom.

Parents should understand that when their children are exposed to constant and ongoing strife they may display actions that could indicate they’re in distress. It could also affect their self-esteem, self-confidence and could cause them to fall behind in their learning. Parental dissension could be harmful to children who are still trying to find their own identities.

It is extremely important for parents to resolve their divorce disputes without causing their children undue anxiety. A British Columbia lawyer may be able to help a client to bring a marriage to an end in the least stressful way possible. When parents experience an amicable divorce, their children are more likely to accept a new way of life and continue to grow healthy emotionally and physically.

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