Children of Divorce

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Children of Divorce by Mind Map: Children of Divorce

1. Low self esteem

1.1. Children from divorced homes suffer academically.

1.2. They experience high levels of behavioral problems

1.3. Their grades suffer, and they are less likely to graduate from high school.

1.4. Children of divorced parents suffer more frequently from symptoms of psychological distress

1.5. Feelings of abandonment and confusion are only compounded when one or both parents find a new spouse.

2. Problems in future relationships

2.1. Affects the relationship child-parent. Because the child gets to spend  more time with one parent than the other, they don't get to bond as much.

2.2. Child becomes less trusting

2.3. Child has low expectations about marriage and long term relationships.

2.4. Even 25 years after the divorce, these children continued to experience substantial expectations of failure, fear of loss, fear of change and fear of conflict.

3. Low income family

3.1. Because the custodial parent's income drops substantially after a divorce, children in divorced homes are almost five times more likely to live in poverty than are children with married parents.

4. Teens from divorced homes are much more likely to engage in drug and alcohol use, as well as sexual intercourse than are those from intact families.

5. in the United States researchers estimated that 40% to 50%

5.1. studies show that 40% of people getting a divorce will experience clinical depression and significant anxiety.

6. prevent divorce with education

7. Approximately 5 children die every day because of child abuse.

8. I think that a good way to prevent divorce is education. I took a class my second year of college its called family and marriage, I loved this class and I think this will be so useful for future marriages, for high school and college students, that are not married yet, reason being is the class talks about how to distinguish abuse in a relationship and how to deal with it. Also what to look in a person that you are about to date. Also it is important to be educated about divorce laws in the state to help you determine several factors in your future life, like the split of property, the custody of a child, child support and even retirement.

9. Child Abuse

9.1. child sexual abuse

9.1.1. family members and friends are the main sexual predators 1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 5 boys will be sexually abused before they reach age 18. 2.9 million cases of child abuse are reported every year in the United States. Abused children are less likely to practice safe sex, putting them at greater risk for STDs. They’re also 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy.

9.1.2. Perpetrators report that they look for passive, quiet, troubled, lonely children from single parent or broken homes (Budin & Johnson 1989). Family structure is the most important risk factor in child sexual abuse. Children who live with two married biological parents are at low risk for abuse. The risk increases when children live with step-parents or a single parent. Children living without either parent (foster children) are 10 times more likely to be sexually abused than children that live with both biological parents.


9.2. children been neglected

9.2.1. Child neglect is a form of child abuse, and is a deficit in meeting a child's basic needs, including the failure to provide adequate health care, supervision, clothing, nutrition, housing as well as their physical, emotional, social, educational and safety needs.

10. Domestic violence

11. Low performance in school