Middle Childhood is generally described as the period of life between the ages of 6-12 years of age. This is the age where children are attending school, and making new friends outside of their family. This can be very scary for children as they are learning how to adapt. As children are becoming more of an individual during this stage what happens to their development when parents decide to divorce? Divorce at any age for a child is a very confusing thing, but I feel especially at this age where they know enough to know something is wrong, but not enough to know that its not their fault and may place blame on themselves. Children of divorce have more social, academic, and behavioral problems. This may result from children being afraid of the unknown such as their future. Where am I going to live? Am I still going to see my other parent? Some may think that the divorce maybe there fault. What parents need to do is provide a stable, structured, nurturing environment and focus on the child’s needs. Make sure there is cooperative parenting, and that the children see both parents as much as they can as this will help them transition better.