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18 February 2011

How divorce affects kids

When the going gets tough, the tough get going - unless they're the children of divorce.

Children of divorced parents are more likely to give up tough tasks at school and less likely to develop new friendships, says a study in the August issue of Cognitive Therapy and Research.

"Children at this age tend to blame themselves when things go wrong. "They think 'If I had behaved better, my parents wouldn't have gotten divorced'," Rudolph says.

 
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