Effects

The Effects of Divorce on Children
Monique L. Tindal
PSY 496 Applied Project
Instructor: Natasha Vannoy
October 17, 2011

The Effects of Divorce on Children
What happened to the famous words “until death do us part”? Every couple has their personal reasons for making the decision to end their marriage. Within those personal reasons where are the thoughts of the children who became a part of this marriage. Are they concerned with how their children are affected? The intent of my study is not to say that divorces should not take place, my intent is to provide additional information on the topic of children who are challenged as a result of their parents decision to separate. As you continue to read this paper I will address the topic more into detail as to why and how I chose it, others who have studied it, and the type of research approach taken as well as other approaches that could be taken.
“The Effects of Divorce on Children” has been chosen as my topic of interest. I chose this topic based on educational and personal reasons. Breaking my topic down a little further into detail I am focusing on the different ways and areas in which children are affected by divorce.
So, why did I choose a topic such as how divorce affects children and their daily lives? I chose this specific topic of interest because divorce is an ongoing topic of discussion in several parts of the world especially here in the United States. I think that it is important for parents to consider how the impact of their decision to divorce affects their children mentally, physically, and emotionally. The rate of divorce changes from year to year with rates higher in some areas than others. Just as the rates of divorce change by either increasing or decreasing, the numbers of children affected as a result changes as well. These children are faced with challenging transitions that should not go unnoticed.
What do I find so interesting about the study of children who are affected as a result.