For some parents, the thought of getting a divorce can be scary but, for others, it can be liberating. Children, however, may not be quite as happy about the news, especially if it means they’ll have to get used to a single parent.
There are many single-parent households in every country. Many children live in them and grow up as normal as any other kids. However, there are some differences between children that grow up with single parents and those in two-parent households. This is because children without both parents may be upset by their absence.
They may feel sad and miss their other parent, which could negatively impact their social and emotional development. Unfortunately, this is a common problem.
Some research has shown that children from single-parent households are more likely to experience loneliness and depression. In fact, some children may have a harder time adjusting to single-parent households than they do with divorce.
Children may also experience some other negative, long-term effects. These include a higher risk of developing behavioral problems, a higher risk of developing health problems, and a higher risk of developing problems with their education.
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