Spoiled Children of Divorce

Kids Talking
July 17, 2008, 6:49 pm
Filed under: links to articles, Uncategorized

Forgot whether I already linked to this article already.  If I did here it is again.  Divorce as described by the Kids who went through it in an article called “My Life as a Game Piece:  Kids talk about their experiences with parents’ divorce” by Lindsay Spann.  The article was originally published in the Jan-Feb 1998 Children’s Advocate published by Action Alliance for Children.  The writer was in the 8th Grade.


“In the Monopoly Game of Divorce, kids become the game pieces that are moved from square to square by adults dealing with issues of property, control, and money.  Kids interviewed in Los Angeles–from 11 years to 15 years old, of different ethnicities, from bargain Baltic Avenue to expensive Park Place–shared similar feelings:  They don’t like being manipulated game pieces.  Even though the split may have occurred 10 years ago, it has been the biggest single event in their lives and is still painful today.  With the exception of a few who were told never to discuss it, most appreciated the chance to talk about divorce because they had no other place to do that.”

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