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What can we learn from serial celebrity break-ups, billionaire bust-ups, misbehaving spouses, pants-on challenged politicos and the ever-shifting landscape of divorce law? Question is, "What CAN'T we learn"? With latte in hand and clicky finger at the ready, dive in for the best in divorce news, views, gossip, and buzz – assembled below for your reading pleasure.

In an annual survey of 1,600 British youngsters, kids under 10 thought being fat was worse than being divorced — however, the split-up of their parents was a close second. In fact, if given the ability to be King or Queen for a day, the law they would most like to create would be a ban on divorce — the first time it's ever been mentioned on the list. Bullying would also be banished from the kingdom.

However, despite the specter of divorce in many children's lives, the Telegraph reported that over 80 percent of the children questioned thought they would probably marry when they grew up, although 17 percent gave a definite "no" on the subject.

Sixty-six percent wanted to have children, with most of them stopping at one or two. Nearly one third were unsure about becoming parents.

While no one wants divorce, some families definitely benefit from splitting up. As Georgina Bloomberg said recently, her parents’ divorce stopped the fighting, and they became lifelong friends, co-parenting their children. Many children eventually learn to see that distinction and still believe in love.

This may explain the high number of children still wanting to get married.

Other tidbits that came out of the list is that Simon Cowell was judged to be more famous that God or the Queen. Yikes.

The nationwide research was carried out by Luton First, sponsors and organizers of the fourth annual National Kids' Day in Britain.

Patricia Murchie, of Luton First, said: "It seems clear that many pre-teens are more concerned than ever with their looks and weight — possibly reflecting media images of glamour, and new educational initiatives in nutrition and healthy eating."

"This particular age group has some very clear ideas on how the world could be changed for the better, but are very rarely given the opportunity to express them," she noted.

Hmmm. Simon Cowell being more important than God or the Queen sounds like these kids need a little more time to mature to figure out better solutions to change the world.

 



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  • Comment Link Guest Wednesday, 01 February 2012 12:48 posted by Guest

    I personally have had my parents divorce and I think it has been really good for my parents. The thing is you have to think about your parents and their happiness aside from your feelings. They stopped fighting and they have become really great friends. They deserve to be happy and I know if they weren't happy they shouldn't have married in the first place but people make mistakes.

  • Comment Link Guest Wednesday, 01 December 2010 15:55 posted by Guest

    How very true, however, divorce may benefit the parents in some situations but in most cases not benefit them, to see your parents, or to just think of your parents going to the edge of divorce makes most children sick. I am Catholic and that is where my belief comes from but none the less, is it right to take away the child's choice? Same goes for abortion, is it right to take away the child's choice? In my eyes the child is still a being no matter what, even before 24 weeks where it can't survive outside the womb and hence so the child should have the choice of divorce, they should have an input to the parents say. I think there should be some sort of monitoring by people to decide if the parents are in good health or just need some help with their problems and then they can fill out the forms on what ever basis/grounds they are getting divorced for - this may be seen as an extremist point of view but you've got to understand how it can affect children. I am 14 myself and hearing my parents argue makes my stomach turn, my head hurt, my eyes drip tears, my emotions to vanish to be only left with depression,hate and neglect, I don't want my parents to get a divorce, never.



    I hope parents can see the child's view and then go on from there to really re think their choice, if it is really best for them.



  • Comment Link Guest Sunday, 19 April 2009 15:23 posted by Guest

    Divorces should be illegal it affects the child very seriously. Behavioral disorders, changes, emotional break downs, and worst of all suicide. Its horrible and i'm only a kid.(seriously i'm 12). Its a disgrace. But there are some pretty good reasons why they do. Abuse, affairs, and etc. Still think about your kids before you walk out that door. Look at there face expressions. If you don't have a good reason for a divorce then you don't deserve anybody anyway. I hope those who read this comment and had a divorce and have beautiful children know now that there hurt. And I hope you go back and fix your problems. If its something personal well that's your problem leave. Anyway, take this seriously. A little 12 year old girl like me is giving you the opportunity to see the mistake you made. Now take this advice and do the right thing. Think about your kids and what there about to go through.