We are proud to announce that an article published on our website entitled “The Effects of Divorce on Children” by Dr. Donald A. Gordon and Dr. Jack Arbuthnot has won the honor of being chosen as the “Best Article on Children and Divorce” by the readers of FamilyLivingToday.com. Congratulations to the authors, Don and Jack!
Family Living Today (FLT) created the Best Family Blog Awards contest: “To find the very best blogs and articles for busy parents that will both inform and entertain.” FLT gave us the good news about our winning article on November 28.
There were four nominees in the “Best Article on Children and Divorce” category: articles in Divorce Magazine, Journal of Clinical and Medical Genomics, Psychology Today, and Scientific America. The winner was determined based on the number of votes cast online. As you can see by the chart below, our article was a runaway success with FLT’s readers.
Here is the write up on FamilyLivingToday.com about the winning articles and the other nominees in this category:
Divorce Magazine: “The Effects of Divorce on Children”
Many parents who are getting divorced wonder what the impact will be on their children. This article breaks it down for concerned parents and also offers tips on how you can boost your child’s odds of becoming a happy, healthy adult despite going through the potentially traumatic experience of a parental divorce.
Journal of Clinical and Medical Genomics: “The Impact of Parental Separation and Divorce”
Many studies show that divorce has a negative impact on children. But what are those effects, and, more importantly, what are the short- and long-term implications? This scientific article explores the physical, mental, social, and educational impacts that divorce has on kids and discusses appropriate management techniques.
Psychology Today: “The Impact of Divorce on Young Children and Adolescents”
If you are going through a divorce and have children of varying ages, it will come as no surprise that a parental breakup impacts young children and teenagers quite differently. This article talks about both age groups and how they are affected by divorce; it also offers some insight on how to handle these effects in both teens and toddlers.
Scientific American: “Is Divorce Bad for Children?”
It’s been almost a mantra of sorts: Divorce is bad for kids. But is that true? And how long does it take for children to get past the bad feelings and trauma that a parental divorce can elicit? These questions are answered in this article. It turns out that there is hope when it comes to how divorce impacts children of all ages.
To read more about the contest and the winners in the other categories, please visit www.familylivingtoday.com/announcing-best-family-blog-awards.
The winning article was adapted from a book written by Dr. Donald A. Gordon and Dr. Jack Arbuthnot entitled What About the Children? A Simple Guide For Divorced/Separated and Divorcing Parents. In the early ’80s, they co-founded the Center for Divorce Education and developed the Children in Between curriculum to help change the behaviors of divorcing/separating parents who unknowingly place their children in the middle of their conflict.
Don Gordon, Ph.D., is a 40+ year clinical psychologist and researcher. During his 40 years of working with families, Dr. Gordon has studied the effects that different strategies have on reducing conflict within a family (both with parents and children).
Jack Arbuthnot, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus of psychology at Ohio University. He specializes in developmental-social psychology, with a particular interest in the effects of divorce and parenting plan arrangements on child development.
Once again, congratulations to the authors and our editors, and thank you to those who voted for us!
And since we’re already blowing our own horn, we have one more thing to tell you: the Divorce Magazine Blog has been ranked as the #1 Divorce Blog on the Internet in 2018 and for the past several years. We couldn’t be prouder of our fine bloggers and content team!