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26th November 2022
Divorce is a difficult time for the couple involved but it can be equally as harmful for the children. Children exposed to frequent parental conflict are most at risk of depression, anxiety, behavioural issues, physical health issues and problems at school. All of this has a knock-on effect into adulthood (e.g. employment, mental health and relationships).
Despite the evidence that parental conflict is harmful for children, social awareness of the negative effects is low. It is common to hear amongst separating couples: “We don’t argue in front of the kids” or “we don’t involve the kids in arguments”. This does not mean that they are not aware of the conflict. A ‘positive separation’ goes further than these statements – the following tips from Resolution should be borne in mind:
If you’d like advice or assistance with a divorce or child arrangements issues, Kuits Family Team are here to help.