The impact of divorce is mediated by many factors. Using information from the textbook and scholarly journal articles, discuss this issue addressing the following questions:
- How is the experience of divorce-related to the child’s age at the time of the divorce?
- What about the age of the parents?
- How are the effects of divorce the same and different for male versus female children and parents?
- How does culture come into play? What about historical factors (e.g., the effects of divorce now versus 10 years ago, versus 30 years ago)?
Complete the following readings from the textbook, Life-span Human Development:
- Chapter 14: The Family
In addition, refer to the following website:
Gottman Institute Research-based approach to relationships