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Ain't Misbehavin'

It’s long been assumed that children of divorce have greater behavioral problems than those who come from homes where both parents are present. A new study challenges that notion, claiming that kids who’s parents have split are no better or worse than their peers.

Allen Li of the Population Research Center studied a large sampling of children (6,334) and looked at their behavior pre-and post-divorce. The research showed a slight increase in post-divorce bad behavior, but claims it to be too small for significance. (He did not compare their behavior to that of kids with married parents.)

Critics say the study was too controlled and doesn’t paint a true picture of the effects of divorce on children. If you are or have experienced the end of a marriage, you know that everyone in the family is impacted to some degree. How have your kids coped with divorce? [USA Today]

Posted: 4/24/08