Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Gifted children -- Education; Gifted children -- Social conditions; Children of divorced parents;
Divorce can be a very difficult time for adults, but it can be even more difficult for the children, who often do not understand all that is happening around them or why it is happening. They have no control over events that are taking place. Worst of all, they often have no one to whom they can talk, no one who is not somehow involved in the divorce situation. Gifted children are among the children who are frequently caught up in such a situation, and who later must adapt to living in a single-parent family as a result of divorce. While current research does not provide an exact number of gifted children who are involved annually in a divorce situation, it can be assumed, based on broader population statistics, that the number is rather large and will probably continue to increase.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©1990 George E. Lowry
Lowry, George E., "The effects of divorce and resulting single-parent family environment on the social and educational development of the gifted child" (1990). Graduate Research Papers. 2819.