Though some studies indicate that parental involvement does not have long term effects into adulthood, a new study has shown that divorced dads who are more involved in their daughter’s lives can prevent their daughters from engaging in risky sexual behavior. Other factors can effect children’s behavior in divorce especially a change in financial status that can involve moving and severing peer ties. This theory has other flaws in that children raised in the same home can develop different attitudes towards sex as well. The theory may need further proof to stand up.
- Research in one paper about daughters of divorced parents may not be an accurate reflection of the subjects.
- Many presumptions are made by the author of the paper (being discussed) regarding the reason for responses by the subjects.
- There are many reasons children’s lives are different post-divorce and all aspects of their lives should be looked at rather than just the father-daughter relationship.
“Any observed changes in a daughter’s sexual behavior in the years following a divorce, then, can be thought of as a composite of all the changes that take place post-divorce.”