Research has proved that young kids whose parents divorce lag
behind their counterparts with mathematical, social skills and are grappled by
emotions like anxiety and depression for at least 2-years after the split. However,
pre-divorce marital problems did not influence the kid's social and academic
success. But these developmental problems began with the divorce proceedings
and children fell behind and failed to catch up for at least 2-years.
The study suggests that in such cases early
intervention could help as beyond a certain stage it becomes harder for the
kids to catch up with their peers.
The study has been published in the June issue of the American