Children may experience changes in behavior in the year following a divorce. It can be easy to overlook childrens sadness when parents are struggling to manage their own difficult emotions. Babies and toddlers dont have the words to express their feelings. They may show their distress and confusion in other ways.
How do toddlers react to divorce?
Effects of Divorce on Toddlers They may cry and want more attention than usual, regress and return to thumb sucking, resist toilet training, have a fear of being abandoned, or have trouble going to sleep or sleeping alone at night.
How do 3 year olds deal with divorce?
Keep Consistent Routines Keeping regular dinner and bedtimes, and disciplining for the same things, and in similar ways, can give your child the stability he or she craves. Eventually, with the right schedule, any adverse effects of divorce on your three-year-old should begin to dissipate.
What is the leading cause of divorce?
According to a recent survey of 191 CDFA professionals from across North America, the three leading causes of divorce are basic incompatibility (43%), infidelity (28%), and money issues (22%).