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What kinds of behavior changes can parents, teachers, and caregivers expect to see during the time around a separation or divorce?
Parents need to remember that divorce is stressful for their children, just as it is for the parents. In the short-term, perhaps for several months or even a couple of years, children may act in ways that are irritating and sometimes disruptive. This behavior is understandable in view of the changes taking place.
Robert Hughes, Jr., Ph.D., Former Professor, Department of Human Development & Family Studies, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri
Last update: Tuesday, August 26, 2008