’s free newsletters."data-newsletterpromo-image="https://static.scientificamerican.com/sciam/cache/file/458BF87F-514B-44EE-B87F5D531772CF83_source.png"data-newsletterpromo-button-text="Sign Up"data-newsletterpromo-button-link="https:// origincode=2018_sciam_Article Promo_Newsletter Sign Up"name="article Body" itemprop="article Body"Many of the 1.5 million children in the U. whose parents divorce every year feel as if their worlds are falling apart.
Divorcing parents are usually very concerned about the welfare of their children during this troublesome process.
Apparently when marital conflict is muted, children are often unprepared when told about the upcoming divorce.
They are surprised, perhaps even terrified, by the news.
Proper meals on a consistent basis ensures proper growth in children, and promotes focus and attention.
This one of the many reasons that children of divorced families begin to have lower grades in school and have changes in their behavior.
Their grades usually drop lower than those children who are in stable family structured homes (Amato, 2006; O’Connor et al., 2000).
With divorced women take a more aggressive leap into the workforce to provide for their children, the kids begin to lose the emotional and family structure that the woman plays in their lives.
Furthermore, parents serve as role models, provide emotional, and practical support for their children.
During the divorce process children usually loose contact with the father.