RESEARCH shows children of
divorce are the ones that suffer the most. For most children, the divorce of their parents is like an earthquake that destroys their home, security, and stability. Their parent's divorce marks
them for the rest of their lives. Research shows that ACOD Adult Children of Divorce is emotionally affected long after their parent's divorce. ACOD have higher rates of depression, suicidal attempts and thoughts, and health
problems, childhood sexual abuse, school drop out, failure to attend college, arrests, addiction, teen pregnancy, and more... Some ACOD struggles with the scars left by their
parents' divorce: they have a harder time finishing school, getting and keeping jobs, maintaining relationships, and having lasting relationships.
GOOD NEWS is in, The Smart Stepfamily, Ron Deal
explains how research clearly confirms that children successfully adjust to the ending of their parents' marriage and can fare reasonably well if; 1) parents are able to bring their
marital relationship to an end without excessive conflict; 2) children are not put into the middle of whatever conflict exist; and 3) there is a commitment from parents to cooperate on
issues of the children's material, physical, educational, emotional, and spiritual welfare. Bottom line---children need their parents to work together whether married, divorced, or married to other
The goal is to keep our children out of any unfinished business we may have had from the
marriage after divorce, learn to collectively collaborate with our co-parent, and focus on the well-being of our children because...CHILDREN MATTER! .It is our responsibility to help our children
heal so they can grow up to live healthy and happy lives.
Below are links to some valuable resources to help your children heal from