Many of my clients worry about the impact of a possible divorce on their children. It is an understandable concern, and thankfully, there are studies available to ease your worries.
“Research shows that about 80-percent of children of divorce adapt well and see no lasting negative effects on their grades, social adjustment, or mental health. These findings arrive from a variety of sources, including a 20-year study done by psychologist Constance Ahrons, published as the book We’re Still Family.
“Development psychologist Mavis Hetherington’s work following 2,500 children of divorce also showed about 80-percent of the kids doing well, as did a 2012 meta-survey analyzing about a thousand studies on childhood adjustment done over the last four decades, conducted by child development expert and Cambridge University professor Michael Lamb.”
Read more in the article “Yes, You Can Raise Happy Children After Divorce” from Psychology Today.