HOW BOYS & GIRLS RE­ACT

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Re­search shows that boys tend to get de­pressed when their dad leaves the house. Boys also suf­fer more than girls when their par­ents get into an ar­gu­ment.

Girls tend to ex­hibit emo­tional prob­lems such as an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour (re­bel­lious be­hav­iour, for ex­am­ple) after as op­posed to be­fore the di­vorce.

The qual­ity of a dad’s role when it comes to par­ent­ing does not have a sig­nif­i­cant ef­fect on a girl’s an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour dur­ing a di­vorce, say ex­perts. Their mother’s par­ent­ing style plays the big­gest role. It is thus very im­por­tant for a mother to be a sup­port sys­tem to her daugh­ters.

Boys will likely need pro­fes­sional help. It is also very im­por­tant that dads play an ac­tive role in their sons’ lives after the di­vorce. A male role model is of ut­most im­por­tance for boys.

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