The divorce rate in the United States is about 50 percent. According to some reports, about 1.5 million children are affected by divorce each year. Parents going through a divorce are naturally concerned about their children, but Scientific American reports that only a few children experience serious problems in the wake of a divorce. Although children are strongly affected in the short term, how parents talk to the kids about divorce helps children process their emotions and feelings. Children do recover and move on, especially when both parents are involved in their life.