Here are some typical reactions of children and young people. Remember there are no typical children:
- Clinging to one or both parents
- Being aggressive and blaming one or both parents
- Being very good or misbehaving in the hope that this will bring parents back together
- Rejecting one or both parents
- Being upset or crying
- Behaving differently or having problems at school.
The way a child responds can depend on how old they are.