Essay by a1212College, UndergraduateC+, October 2014

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Going through a divorce is a very difficult situation to be in. Most people first feel sorry for the parents, but the children end up with the greatest amount of problems. These problems that the children develop are not always obvious, but can lead to a lifetime of effects on the children.

Researchers think that unilateral divorce laws are a big component of negative effects on children. One of the most obvious negative effects on children being in divorced families is the time spent with each parents is significantly reduced. Living with one parent is difficult because that mother or father has a job and has to take her own time to make money for the family (Steffen 2013). Being a single parent, you do not have a significant other to split the Bills, and everyday costs such as: food, clothing for the children, and miscellaneous costs. Unilateral divorce rates increase the overall rate of divorce which leads to increase in crime on children in these homes (Steffen 2013).

Children, most likely, do not have a constant encourager to lead them down the right paths. Researchers have linked that a single parent spends more time working on a career to provide for him/her and their family. Less time is spent with the children since both parents have jobs (Steffen 2013). Usually only one parent is there in times of need and only one that makes important decisions in your life. Of course, this is not always the case.

Permissive Parenting could also be connected to negative effects on children. Permissive parenting means that one or both parent act more like a friend to the child. For example, a mother might feel bad about the child having to go through a divorce, and want to be her child's best friend, and...