Monsters and Critics online reports that celebrity Miley Cyrus blames herself for the announced divorce of her parents, Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus. As a San Diego Certified Family Law Specialist lawyer I have heard this report, regarding the children of divorcing parents, many times before. Therefore, I believe this story.
The parents give a different account for the breakdown of their marital relationship. Reportedly they stated that they were equally involved in the comprehensive and probably exhausting goal of seeing their child achieve stardom. Now that this goal has been achieved they no longer have anything strong to hold them together. There are some cases where a parent will blame the child for a divorce. This is unusual. The parents know the real reasons however, often, the child sees himself or herself as the cause.
Doing some research on this topic, I found an article by the National Network for Child Care. This may be found online at nncc.org. The article states that the "National Network for Child Care - NNCC. Part of CYFERNET, the National Extension Service Children Youth and Family Educational Research Network. Permission is granted to reproduce these materials in whole or in part for educational purposes only (not for profit beyond the cost of reproduction) provided that the author and Network receive acknowledgment and this notice is included." Recognizing the importance of this study I include the additional information: The author was Lesia Oesterreich, M.S., Family Life Extension Specialist, Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University. This blog thanks you for your study.