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By Christy M. Buchanan

When their mom and dad divorce, a few kids falter and others thrive. This ebook asks why. Is it the custody association? A parent's new companion? Conflicts or consistency among the 2 families? Adolescents after Divorce follows young ones from 1,100 divorcing households to find what makes the variation. targeting a interval starting 4 years after the divorce, the authors have the articulate, frequently insightful aid in their matters in exploring the altered stipulations in their lives.

These childrens come from quite a lot of backgrounds. a few are functioning good. a few are faring poorly. The authors research the total number of occasions within which those kids 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 young children, and the way lifestyles in houses is built-in. sure findings emerge--for example, we see that remarried new companions have been greater permitted than cohabiting new companions. And while mom and dad' family members are amicable, kids in twin custody are much less most probably than different youngsters to event loyalty conflicts. The authors additionally contemplate the consequences of visitation preparations, the calls for made and the targets set inside each one domestic, and the emotional closeness of the residential guardian to the child.

A gold mine of data on an issue that touches such a lot of american citizens, this learn could be an important for researchers, counselors, legal professionals, judges, and parents.

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For all four time periods, we defined "dual" residence as meaning that a child usually spent at least four overnights per two-week period with each parent during the school year. If children usually spent eleven or more overnights with their mother, they were considered to be living primarily with her. Similarly, children who spent eleven or more overnights with their fathers during usual two-week periods in the school year were classified as father-resident. 5 percentage points at Times 3 and 4.

Personal Resources Our scores for adolescents' personal resources present a reasonably positive picture: most adolescents said they were more likely to try to resolve interpersonal conflicts through compromise and discussion than through aggressive tactics. But quite a few also said that they used avoidance (withdrawal). Most reported a variety of extracurricular activities that they enjoyed doing (such as sports, dancing, computer games, playing a musical instrument or singing, reading, collecting something), and very few presented a picture of aimless drifting in their use of out-of-school time.

The results of the Chapter 6 analyses are therefore based on all cases. Our experience using both the full sample and the random samples in the many analyses reported in other chapters leads us to believe, however, that the results of analyses using all cases are almost always supported using random subsamples. Especially because we emphasize the strongest and most consistent results throughout Chapter 6, we feel confident that the results reported are trustworthy. The Telephone Interview We initially planned to conduct face-to-face interviews with our adolescent subjects, but we quickly encountered several impediments to such a plan.

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