Sustaining Parent-Young Child Relationships During and After Separation and Divorce. Or Not.

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Journal Name
Zero to Three
Journal Volume
32
Journal Issue
5
Page Count
7
Year Published
2012
Author (Individual)
Pruett, Kyle.
Pruett, Marsha Kline.
Resource Type
Journal Article
That separation and divorce frequently burden the young child emotionally and developmentally has moved from scientific to common knowledge over the past two decades. Recent cultural changes also moderate or intensify such stress and strain on the parent-child relationship: a divorce rate hovering at about 40% of all marriages, a third of all births occurring outside of marriage, and a steady increase in the involvement of fathers in the lives of their young children. This discussion focuses on the clinical implications of such changes for the vital relationships that comprise the nurturing domain in this stressful transition in family life. (Author abstract)

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