Divorce and Children

Divorce and Children

by Maria L. Howell




Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important statistical data. Each volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to know about the issue. Relevant Web sites, a bibliography and thorough subject index round out each volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737741858
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 04/17/2009
Series: Issues That Concern You Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 Divorce Does Not Impact All Children the Same Way Alison Clarke-Stewart Cornelia Brentano 9

2 Divorce Has a Lifelong Impact on Children Judith S. Wallerstein Julia Lewis Sandra Blakeslee 18

3 Divorce May Not Cause Children's Behavior Problems Sharon Jayson 24

4 Divorce Can Have a Positive Effect on Children Max Sindell 28

5 A Stable Environment Following Divorce Has a Lifelong Impact on Children Ohio State University 35

6 Divorced Parents' Varied Values and Beliefs Benefit Children Ruth Bettelheim 40

7 Custody Laws Violate Parental Rights Stephen Baskerville 47

8 Flexibility in Custody Helps Children Adjust to Divorce Constance Ahrons 54

9 Divorce Harms the Relationship Between Adolescents and Fathers Tracy Kendricks 63

10 Divorced Mothers Can Harm Father-Child Relationships Amy J.L. Baker 69

11 Stepfamilies Present Challenges to Children Isolina Ricci 77

12 Family Therapy Can Benefit Children Anne C. Bernstein 84

13 Children of Divorce Are More Likely to Divorce Nicholas H. Wolfinger 90


What You Should Know about Divorce and Children 98

What You Should Do About Divorce 100

Organizations to Contact 103

Bibliography 105

Index 109

Picture Credits 112

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