Divorce of parents negatively affects the well-being of children. Eyo (2018) suggests that parents’ divorce influence the children psychologically. Consequently, children become isolated and stop communicating with their peers, often not realizing that they are not a problem of parental separation. In some cases, this psychological trauma may affect their marriages in the future (Eyo, 2018). In addition, some divorced parents transfer aggression to the children, leading to low self-esteem and inability to socialize (Eyo, 2018). The task of adults in these situations is to minimize the negative consequences of family breakdown, to help parents maintain respectful relations with each other for the sake of the peace of mind of their children.
Children in low-income families often suffer from poor quality of life and grow up early due to negative experiences and inevitable hardships. Poulain et al. (2019) state that a family’s socioeconomic status impacts children’s health significantly. For instance, the lower socioeconomic status may cause psychosomatic symptoms, behavioral and emotional issues, unhealthy nutrition, and high social media usage.
Roles of Parents and Counselors
It is essential to add that children cannot adequately assess the situation and most often exaggerate the significance of events, thereby incredibly worrying about their parents’ divorce. After the divorce process, the roles and responsibilities of parents and counselors are essential in raising and mentoring a child to avoid emotional and mental problems. Unfortunately, the protection of the rights and interests of children often takes place not at home, surrounded by relatives and friends, but in the course of the trial. The child has to communicate with representatives of different structures, undergo tests, and even choose with whom he wants to live more.
Therefore, divorce is severe stress and additional worries for children. It is necessary to explain to the child that divorce is not a tragedy, and often people break up for different reasons. Consequently, parents should distract children from their problems, namely, making them busy with various hobbies, such as sports, drawing, dancing, reading, and walking with friends. To conclude, the care, support, and love during parents’ divorce are especially needed by children.
Eyo, U. E. (2018). Divorce: Causes and effects on children. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 6(5), 172-177. Web.
Poulain, T., Vogel, M., Sobek, C., Hilbert, A., Körner, A., & Kiess, W. (2019). Associations between socio-economic status and child health: findings of a large German cohort study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(5), 1-12. Web.