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Divorce: Kids' Health Is Compromised By Parental Divorce (VIDEO)

05/23/2013 04:28 pm ET

Divorce is hard, especially on kids.

And according to Dr. James Sears of "The Doctors" TV show, parental separation can also compromise kids' mental and physical health.

"Some of the things I've seen are depression, anxiety, oftentimes changes in sleep habits, nightmares, insomnia, bed wetting, distress," he said on Thursday. "The lack of sleep and poor nutrition is a perfect recipe for an immune system that isn't going to work as well and kids get sick more frequently -- about 20 to 30 percent more frequently kids will get sick if there's divorce."

So how can you make the transition easier for everyone in the family?

"Even though you're not staying together, the better you get along, the better off the kids are going to be," he said. "I've been through it and sure, the pain of divorce as an adult is hard, but seeing your kid go through it is 10 times harder."

Watch the video above for more on how to make divorce easier on your kids, then click through the slideshow below to test your knowledge of Hollywood's most notorious custody battles.

Trivia: Celebrity Custody Battles

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