Is it normal for kids to get bad grades during a divorce?
- Andrew SmithLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
As a teacher I can respond ABSOLUTELY. Ericsson's levels indicate that if their sense of love and belonging is broken you cannot expect higher levels to be functional. In one year almost half my class ( year 7) was actively experiencing a divorce. Teaching was impossible. They needed mothering and support. Sometimes they came to school crying. Sometimes hungry or in other ways neglected. These things were far more important to them than trivia like studying.
Even after the divorce is finalized the ongoing friction interferes with them for some considerable time. The children didn't hate either parent but the parents, in fighting each other, tend to make the children the meat in the sandwich.
- Pedal powerLv 61 month ago
Oh absolutely, they are distracted thinking of the outcome and sometimes they put blame on them for their parents failed marriage.
- RajaLv 71 month ago
It is possible due to lack of parental care and affection.
- Coach SimonLv 71 month ago
Statistically? Who here knows, I wonder?
Happy children do tend to perform better than unhappy ones, so much depends on circumstances.
Unfortunately I myself was divorced when my son was around seven. I worked on him at the time, and his head teacher told me that he was the one child she would not have expected to be from a broken home.
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- bojLv 71 month ago
Yes it is normal
- Anonymous1 month ago
No, it is not .................
- Dr. MorrisonLv 61 month ago
It's not normal at all, actually kids usually spend more time on their schoolwork to distract themselves from the conflict so their grades normally go up.
- hotstuffktrLv 61 month ago
Yes; stressful situation at home.