Barack Obama has shown us not only that a black American can grow up to be President, but a child of divorce can also grow up to be President. Obama may have learned some qualities from his childhood that can help him as President.
Jill Brooke, First Wives World Editor, has written an article for The Huffington Post noting that “Most divorces require negotiation, compromise and agreeing to disagree. You learn the importance of being reserved and reflective vs. being rash. And why perhaps he likes being No Drama Obama.”
She quotes Don Gordon, an Ohio University Professor, Don Gordon, who says that Obama has likely learned the quality of resilience from being a child of divorce. “Being president is a piece of cake compared to going through a divorce,” he said. “This resilience serves well in dealing with lengthy stressful situations. They can tough it out no matter how bad it gets.”