By Christy M. Buchanan
When their mom and dad divorce, a few young ones falter and others thrive. This e-book asks why. Is it the custody association? A parent's new companion? Conflicts or consistency among the 2 families? Adolescents after Divorce follows kids from 1,100 divorcing households to find what makes the adaptation. concentrating on a interval starting 4 years after the divorce, the authors have the articulate, frequently insightful aid in their topics in exploring the altered stipulations in their lives.
These children come from a variety of backgrounds. a few are functioning good. a few are faring poorly. The authors study the whole number of occasions during which those young ones locate themselves as soon as the preliminary disruption has passed--whether mom and dad remarry or repartner, how mom and dad relate to one another and to their youngsters, and the way existence in houses is built-in. yes findings emerge--for example, we see that remarried new companions have been higher permitted than cohabiting new companions. And while mom and dad' relatives are amicable, youth in twin custody are much less most likely than different teenagers to event loyalty conflicts. The authors additionally contemplate the consequences of visitation preparations, the calls for made and the targets set inside of every one domestic, and the emotional closeness of the residential mum or dad to the child.
A gold mine of data on an issue that touches such a lot of american citizens, this examine might be the most important for researchers, counselors, legal professionals, judges, and parents.
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In order to recruit participants into the study, a packet of information was mailed to one parent in each family with eligible adolescents. The parent chosen to receive the initial mailing was the person who had participated in Study 1. If both parents had participated in the earlier study, the mailing, with rare exceptions, was sent to the parent with whom the child was living. In order to maximize the reliability and validity of the information we collected, interviewers went through a minimum of thirty-five hours of training, much of which focused on developing and maintaining rapport with the adolescents.
It is even more important to note, however, that variation was great on all our measures. There 42 CONCEPTS AND METHODS were many who were doing very well, living well-organized, goal-oriented, reasonably happy lives. A smaller group manifested problems of several kinds. The chapters that follow will attempt to uncover the conditions that affect whether an adolescent will adapt well or poorly to the circumstances following parental divorce. PART II Comparing Residential Arrangements 4 Adolescent Adjustment Although most adolescents live with their mothers after their parents have divorced, some do not.
Adolescents were asked whether they had discussed with either parent during the past two weeks a variety of issues (for example, chores around the house, whether they could bring a friend to the house when no adult was home, how late they could stay out). If a discussion had occurred, they were asked how angry the discussion had become. Even for the issue that produced the most parent-child conflict, only two-fifths of the adolescents said that any significant amount of anger had been involved,S and most said that the discussion had not been heated.
Adolescents after Divorce by Christy M. Buchanan