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Following divorce what do children say about how often their parents have disagreements and do things that make children feel sad about their families?
About 4 out of every ten young people say that their parents differ in what they want their kids to be.
Three out of 10 young people say that their Mom asks about their Dad's private life.
Two out of 10 young people say that their Dad asks about their Mom's private life.
Less than one out of 10 kids say that their parents hit each other.
Three out of 10 young people say that their Mom says bad things about their Dad.
Three out of 10 young people say that their Dad says bad things about their Mom.
Source: This material is based on rating of 158 young people between the ages of 8 and 15 (average age=11.5 years). This was reported in a study by I.N. Sandler and colleagues in CHILDREN AND DIVORCE. New York: Gardner, 1988.
Last update: Wednesday, August 20, 2008