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Divorce always has painful effects on the children involved, no matter how unhappy the marriage has been. Children are almost always  troubled by their parents' decision to divorce, even when they have witnessed chronic or violent conflict between them. When divorce does occur, parents need to protect their children as much as possible.

Children show emotional stress in a variety of ways. Preschool children often have nightmares, temper tantrums, bedwetting episodes, and fears of abandonment. Older children have nightmares, excessive moodiness, headaches, and stomachaches. Teenagers are likely to have academic and behavioral problems at school. They may become disrespectful or show signs of giving up, such-as failing to complete homework assignments.

For further information and more in-depth material concerning this and other problems your child may be facing, please contact a counselor at the BOYS TOWN HOTLINE.

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