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How Parents’ Arguments Really Affect Their Children

It is normal for parents to argue, but the way these disagreements affect children varies greatly. What can parents and carers do to limit the harm caused by their rows? What happens at home really does affect children's long-term mental health and development. But it is not only the relationship between the parent and child [...]

4 Unique Ways Divorce Affects Adult Children

Divorce doesn't just affect younger kids, here's how it challenges adults as well. Conventional wisdom suggests that getting divorced when your children are adults makes for an easier transition and adjustment for the family than divorcing when the children are younger. This may be true in many cases, and in many different aspects. It is for this [...]

Supporting Children And Young People Through Parental Separation And Divorce

Getty Images In Australia nearly one in two marriages end in separation and divorce. This directly impacts many children in our schools and adults in our workplaces, parishes and social networks, and quite possibly our own family too. Coping with the family changes that result can be challenging for children and their parents, [...]

Neuroscience, Free Will Are Rethinking Divorce

Computer artwork of a brain-shaped network of lines and connections. Photo: Alfred Pasieka/Science Photo Library/Corbis Back in the 1980s, the American scientist Benjamin Libet made a surprising discovery that appeared to rock the foundations of what it means to be human. He recorded people’s brain waves as they made spontaneous finger movements while [...]

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Family Break-up Linked to Heightened Risk of Psychosomatic Problems in Teens

Parental separation or divorce is linked to a heightened risk of psychosomatic problems among the children in the family, indicates research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. But joint custody seems to be less problematic than sole custody, the findings suggest. Over the past 20 years, family break-up has become more common in developed [...]

Kids Must Stress Less

More kids in childcare, higher rates of divorce, greater pressure in classrooms and busy schedules that are comparable to those of adults. Are our Australian kids stressed out? Tom used to be a stressed kid. “Just before his fifth birthday, he started developing separation anxiety. If I left even for a minute, he would get [...]

Supporting families as they manage separation and divorce

In Australia nearly one in two marriages end in separation and divorce. This directly impacts many children in our schools and adults in our workplaces, parishes and social networks, and quite possibly our own family too. Coping with the family changes that result can be challenging for children and their parents, and for those supporting [...]

Helping young people cope with a family break up

A separation or divorce in the family is all too common now days with the divorce rate in Australia at almost 50%*. Many young people are placed in a situation where they need to learn new skills to cope with the changes. It can often bring out a mixture and extremes of emotions from sad [...]

Celebrities and the media sending wrong message about marriage

UK expert Reg Bailey, chief executive of The Mothers' Union charity, has warned that many young people think that adultery is acceptable and that marriages are not meant to last. Bailey, who is preparing a report for the UK Department of Education, feels that many celebrities and sports personalities are influencing the way adolescents view [...]