When Divorce hurts a Child
Divorce rates in Singapore have been increasingly on the rise over the past decade, and most cases occur within 5 to 9 years of marriage. Divorce can cause lifelong effects on children and cause various adverse impacts on them. Children’s emotional needs and feelings are often neglected when their parents split. When that happens, these children develop different issues as they grow up. Divorce is known to be one of the ACEs (Adverse Children Experiences). Studies have shown that divorce can cause depression in children, affecting them even after they have grown up. Therefore, the aim of this project is to focus on the emotional needs of children when their parents are separated, and to develop an interactive storybook as a tool for them to process and walk through their emotions healthily.