Family Before and After Divorce


One young artist shares a happy “before” drawing on top, and a grim “after” in the bottom picture.  This reveals the heartache of divorce for one child.  This speaks more to the parents making efforts to place the focus on on the child and meeting the emotional needs of the child.  Parental conflict, fighting and bickering impacts the child at an emotional level as seen in the happy pic and the sad drawing.


Child art Before i


Child art after i





“Before and After”, appeared in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin Hawaii News, August 26, 2001,  by Debra Barayuga

#72, Before and After

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