August 26, 2009
America's divorce rate hit a peak in 1979. Back then, no one really knew how divorce would affect children. Three decades later, the adult children of divorce look back.
Thirty years after the movie "Kramer vs. Kramer," the experience of divorce has changed for kids. Courts, classes for kids and a "good divorce" movement have all tried to reduce the harm to children.
Hennepin County used to require children of divorcing parents to attend a three-hour class, to help them understand the changes they were experiencing in their families. We visited one of those classes.
That's what producer Sasha Aslanian says, even after living through her parents' divorce. Share your thoughts on the News Cut blog, where Bob Collins is hosting a discussion about the topic.