Divorce is painful, and it affects both the parents and the children. Your child may become overwhelmed by knowing what she is supposed to do or the thought of not seeing one parent as close as she would want to. As a parent, you should relieve your child from emotional stress and assure her that you only have some differences and everything else is fine. Evidence-based information shows that some children will act out after a divorce in an attempt to cover up their inner feelings of conflict and confusion. You will learn more about scientific ways of parenting after divorce in this section.