chapter  5
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Reactions to Divorce: Communication

ByChild Writing Practices

Six-year-old Jonathon wrote this in his journal when his parents were fighting for custody. Antagonistic divorces, especially those played out in the court system can bring about an intense period of crisis for a family. As I was going through a divorce, journaling with my children was a positive experience as I found it to be with other parents dealing with divorce related crises. Yet, I could not find any research on the potential of children composing and divorce.