Thursday, April 20, 2006

Author is optimistic

"Despite the scary statistics about children of divorce and their rates of depression and school troubles, he's a glass three-quarters-full kind of guy. When nearly 75 percent of kids end up doing quite well despite their parents' divorce, there must be something that keeps successful families thriving."

Hmm...well, maybe. But I'm a little reluctant to call it a day since this is a divorced parent speaking, not a kid. It's a little like a doctor saying a medical procedure he or she performs doesn't hurt.

2 comments:

Jen said...

Or perhaps, it's because perfectionist is a more common coping mechanism for children of divorce than rebellion....

Kristine said...

Like my friends and family always say, "It's the quiet ones you have to watch out for," eyeing me suspiciously. They have me figured out!