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A 7th grader taking a test and cannot focus in school because she has a lot on her mind.

The article, “Children Are Victims of Divorcing Parents” by eNotalone.com explains many crisis that happens to child when facing divorce.

“Many children secretly blame themselves, thinking that they might be the reason of a break-up. When parents fight a lot in front of their child, and the child is grown enough to understand what is going on, then it could lead to a change in the child’s school life, he starts to misbehave at school, due to an increase in anxiety and worry. The education performance goes down, the mood changes drastically. Emotional stress also can lead to criminal activity, psychological problems, truancy and many other negative things”(eNotalone.com).

Back to a reflection as a child, the time when my parents were getting a divorce, I can truthfully relate to this article. My parents divorced when I was in the 7th grade. At the time of the divorce, I felt so much anger towards my parents and myself which lead to misbehaving in school constantly and my attitude changed for the worse. Also, there were many times where I felt like giving up in school.

Although, I didn’t blame myself as the reason of my parents’ divorce, my personality did change positively towards school years later after my parents divorced, when I started high school.

According to “Parental Divorce Affects Children’s Education” by eNotalone.com says, “Researchers from the University of Alberta and the University of Manitoba found that the consequences of parental divorce lead to higher school drop-out rates among children whose parents are getting a divorce, compared to their peers whose parents stay together.”

There was a point in my life, where I thought I was going to drop out of high school because I didn’t have any motivation or support.

Since parental divorce lead to higher drop-out rates, Doesn’t this add more onto the drop out rate? I believe so, as I study more on my research topic, I’m learning many more objects to divorce that I may have never knew before. This is something parents need to know when divorced. Both parents should be in child’s life supporting them in every single way possible, especially when it comes to school.

I think if parents research on the effects of children on divorce, they would find it surprising and would probably put the pieces together and would probably understand their child’s personality more.

This is an unfair position that parents may not know or think of when getting divorced. When parents get a divorce, my question is: Do they care about how their children feel about the situation? Or, do they know how much it is going to affect the child’s education?

Divorce has its massive effects to the society that no one may recognize, but the effects shows how much it’s hurting the lives of those children that are in divorced families.


Photo by Carolyn Saephan

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