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02 June 2011

Children of divorce lag behind peers in maths and social skills

Children whose parents get divorced generally fall behind their peers when it comes to maths and interpersonal social skills after their parents begin the divorce process.

Children whose parents get divorced generally don't experience detrimental setbacks in the pre-divorce period, but often fall behind their peers - and don't catch up - when it comes to maths and interpersonal social skills, after their parents begin the divorce process, according to a new study.

Problems start when divorce starts

 
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