Abstract

In this paper, the perspective and experience that children within post-divorce interparental conflict have, is discussed from a developmental psychology culturally sensitive approach. Cues for understanding developmental paths, consequences on children development are discussed. It begins with a review of the main theoretical constructs that frame local parenting and contextualizes on post-divorce families. It deepens the research on the topic of relationships with parental figures, particularly with non-residents and is linked to both individual development perspective, and the parent’s relationships. The conclusions point to a relational approach experience and the subjectivity, as well further research directions on research and eventual clinical intervention with children in these contexts.

Keywords: Beliefs and parenting practices, parenting and post-divorce conflict, effects on children, separated families, post-divorce conflict