Spoiled Children of Divorce


Be Happy, Don’t Worry: Study on How Stress of Divorce Makes Kids Stupid (Or at least I think that’s what it’s about)
June 21, 2010, 9:29 pm
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Link to a study abstract published in 2005 in Cognitive therapy and something or other.  The article is called “Cognition and adjustment among children of separated or divorced parents.”

I think what the study is saying is that children who think that the divorce is a bad experience tend to suffer cognitive impairment.  The kids who couldn’t care less tend to not suffer from cognitive impairment.  Having grown up in divorce, obviously I’m dumb as a board and therefore I can’t understand the lingo in the abstract, so maybe they’re talking about something else.  Mostly it appears that they want to participate in the blame section of the divorce and say that it’s the kids’ fault if they are stressed out.

52 children were tested.  That’s not enough.  The children were between ages 8.5 and 12.  Interesting how the researchers picked kids who are in between the major planetary return cycle phases of Saturn and Jupiter.  The 10 and 11 year olds are going through a much better phase than the 9 year olds, that’s for sure.

So, perk up Children of D.  Your parents love you.  They just can’t get up out of the bed right now to figure out whether or not you’ve eaten in the last 6 months because they’ve been dumped.

Why don’t the researchers study actual life style changes like sleeping patterns, nutrition, and noise levels at home after the divorce?  I mean those are things you can actually do something about.  They could just ask the kids how much junk food they eat as compared with before the divorce.   Try concentrating after eating nothing but Cheetos and Snickers for a year.  Better yet, ask the kids to tell them stuff that goes on at home that they aren’t really supposed to tell anyone …  hehehe, now that would give you an answer….

Or maybe just give them a bunch of Shirley Temple movies and call it a day.


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