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Single Parent Homes - Single Parent Homes A single parent is one who is living without a spouse and/or partner. This individual takes on all of the daily responsibilities that comes with raising a child(ren). Furthermore, consider the single parent the one who provides solely for the child as they are the ones with them most of the time throughout the stint of their entire life. Even when discussing the separation of parents and/or divorce, children live with one parent who is also known as the custodial parent. While the second parent normally has visitation of their child, too....   [tags: parenting, families, separation]
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Single-Parent Homes in the United States - Children growing up in the United States come from different homes yet, all experience and understand the meaning of family. Some children grow up with in single parent family, or with a mother and father. Family is a big part of their lives and beliefs. Researchers bring forth evidences, that being brought up by one parent can physically and mentally destroy a child’s future. Growing up in any type of family can affect a child’s life emotionally, physically, and socially. Children can still be successful in life regardless of being raise by either a single or joint family....   [tags: Family Issues]
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Academic Achievement of Children in Single Parent Homes - “Roberta, you will never get into Princeton University!” Said my uncle, who laughed as I exited his car. I never thought I would hear those words come from my “favorite” uncle. When he told me this, I had many emotions going through my head. At that moment I felt angry with him and myself because at that moment he made me feel like I was nothing. Where was the faith in me and my ability. This man is my uncle, one who is supposed to be my support system. My uncle works for the government as a journalist....   [tags: Consequences of Single Motherhood]
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Children With Behavioral Disorders in Single Parent Homes - Unfortunately, we live in a world were economic times are tough. It can be a struggle for parents to adequately support children - especially if there is only one parent. According to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development about 15.9 percent of children world wide live in single-parent households. In the United states alone there are approximately 13.7 million single parents today, and those parents are responsible for raising 21.8 million children (approximately 26% of children under 21 in the U.S....   [tags: depression, conduct disorders, children]
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Can Single-Parent Households Influence Adolescents To Become Abusers? - Single-parent households can influence adolescents to become abusers of their spouses, children and themselves and are expected to experience domestic violence in their lives. Rather than having the balance of a two-parent home, single-parented adolescents are constantly exposed to stressors and ultimately become abusers themselves. This leads to a vicious and continuous cycle that could lead to the destruction of generations thereafter. The trend of single-parent households are drastically increasing every year....   [tags: Single Parent Homes, Domestic Violence]
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Ideal Childcare Settings - The history of child care is a universal practice that has been around for centuries that was only at first usually practiced among relatives. However, over the past decades with the increase in women employment, single parent homes, and the economy mothers and families have begun enrolling their children in child care centers regularly. Consequently, childcares became the norm in society and by the 1990’s 6 million infant and toddlers were in regular non parental child care (Phillips & Adams, 2001)....   [tags: Child Care, Women Employment, Single Parent Homes]
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How Children of Single Parent Families are Affected - The Effects of a Single Parent Home on a Child's Behavior The Family structure has changed significantly in the last fifty years. With higher percentages of marriage ending in divorce, and higher rates of childbearing out of wedlock, single parent families are increasing rapidly. “Seventy percent of all the children will spend all or part of their lives in a single-parent household.” (Dowd) Studies have shown that the children of these families are affected dramatically, both negatively and positively....   [tags: The Effects of a Single Parent Home on a Child]
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Single Individuals Adopting Discussion - Not too long ago, single individuals were not allowed to adopt children because people thought children needed to be raised by both a mother and a father not just one or the other but today and in most states single individuals are allowed to adopt children. However, this is still controversial. Single individuals should be allowed to adopt because no evidence proves that single parents aren’t as effective as married couples, the fact that single parents already exist due to divorce, and because of the serious need of orphan children....   [tags: adoption, single parents, married couples]
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Single Parents Can Raise Succesful, Happy, Healthy Children - Can a Single Parent Raise a Successful Child. What is considered societies common family dynamic is no longer the norm however, are the single family children of today destined for failure. For centuries studies have claimed that children that are raised in a home with both a father and a mother, do better that children who are raised by a single parent. They claim that a single parent cannot raise a successful child. Researches claim that children in single parent homes do not do well in school, and they have mental health issues....   [tags: Single Parenting Essays]
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What Does It Mean to Be a Single Parent? - What does it mean to be a single parent. Many have his or her own opinion about what it means to be a single parent, but being a single parent means that it is now the job of one parent to be both mother and father to their children. Many debate on how children in single parent homes are affected. Some believe that children in single parent households are more at risk than children in a two parent households, but that outcome may vary depending on many different situations. For the past twenty years single-parent families have become more common than the nuclear family that normally consist of a mother, father, and children....   [tags: unintended pregnancies, ]
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Single-Parent Household Struggle - ... In particular, most don’t believe that a single mother can raise a male child by herself. People tend to think that a male child growing up without a father, and with only a mother’s guidance, will either turn out to be weak, feminine boys, or will be the exact opposite and be overly aggressive and exhibit disastrous behaviors. As far as education, studies have shown that forty percent of children are more likely to repeat a grade in school and seventy percent are more likely to drop out of school without father figures in their lives....   [tags: mother, discriminated, childen]
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Negative Effects of Single Parent Housholds - ... Single parents are more likely to involve their children in the day to day running of the family. Children may have more chores and more responsibility for caring for themselves(Single Parents). parents of the child may include said child into the arguments using the child as the mediator or middle man so they don't have to communicate directly.this usually increases the stress in the childs life. Studies show that frequent moving increases the risk of academic, behavioral, and emotional problems for children with single parents as well( The Future of Children )....   [tags: poverty, behavior, emotions] 564 words
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Anti-Social Behavior of Children Living with a Single Parent - ... What impact does this have on the children. This can have psychological and health problems. Some examples of those are; sleep disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, and sometimes even suicide. Single parent children are three to four times more likely to have emotional or behavioral problems (Zill and Schoenborn, National Center for Health Statistics, 1990). First, children that suffer from sleeping disorders have trouble falling asleep, more nightmares, and night terrors than a child who lives with both parents (Psychiatrist Alfred Messer, cited by Hewlett)....   [tags: psychological problems, parents] 790 words
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Single Parent Families Put Many Mental Effects on their Children - ... Children may face these problems because of them having to quickly adjust from living in a family with two parents to modify in a short time to living in a family with one which might be very challenging for them to become accustomed to. According to the Office for National Statistics, boys whose parents split apart have the highest rate of mental illness. In contrast, only 8% of boys that live with two parents suffered from mental illness. For girls, 13 % suffered from mental illness due to living in a single parent home compared to the 5% who had parents that lived together....   [tags: two parents, custodial mothers and fathers] 1048 words
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The Impact of Single-Parent Families on College Student’s Education - We want to know about the educational experiences of college students who were raised in single-parent homes. We are performing an interpretive qualitative research study that is descriptive. We will use non-probability, snowball-sampling methods to gather idiographic data from intensive interviews. We will be covering college student’s overall performance in school, their educational aspirations, and family, teacher, and peer involvement throughout their education. Also, we will explore students’ belief about the impact of their parent’s academic attainment and achievement as well as their financial situation....   [tags: education, adolescents]
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Family Structures Are Changing The Face of America - ... When one takes a look at the world we live in one begins to notice that American society is filled with broken family structures. These broken family structures are known as nontraditional families in the American society. The idea of a nontraditional family is comprised in many different forms and the first is the concept of single parent family. Compared to earlier years single parent families were few are far between because of the culture American society believed in. However, as time has progressed the practice of the single parent living has become more and more popular....   [tags: single parent, homosexual, traditional] 1416 words
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It Is the Quality of Parenting, Not Who Is Parenting - “It’s The Quality of Parenting, Not Who’s Parenting” “Yes, single-parent families are different from two-parent families. And urban families are different from rural ones, and families with six kids and a dog are different from one-child, no-pet households. But even if there is only one adult presiding at the dinner table, yours is every bit as much a real family as are the Waltons.” Marge Kennedy Therefore, it is ironic that the two human heroes of each movie are so completely opposite in physical stature, backgrounds, and their actual gifts; and yet so alike in the amazing accomplishments they are able to achieve throughout both tales....   [tags: single-parent, nontraditional, families] 787 words
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Effects of Single Parent Adoption on a Child - The modern society of the United States has recently exhibited a rise in the numbers of single parent adoption. The most extreme increase lies in the Hollywood sector of social media that can be commonly observed on nationwide celebrity news channels such as TMZ, E-TV, and Access Hollywood. The big question brought forth to most tabloids and dinner tables across the country inquires whether or not these adoptions are morally acceptable and if the law should permit them. However, the government has already allowed this type of adoption....   [tags: parenthood, adoption system, family]
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Children of Single Parent Families and Delinquency - Deviance can occur in any society or home but is mostly connected and associated with broken homes. Children with single parents are believed to be at high risk of being delinquent. The reason delienquency is very likely to occur is because the child is either "motherless" or "fatherless", and this may currupt the personality of the child in many ways. This is argued may lead to a destructive delinquent future. "Bad" neighborhoods, where single parents reside often leads to delinquency as the social society that single parents often live in are surrounded by deviant behaviour....   [tags: family study, deviant behaviour]
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Children of Single Parent Families and Delinquency - Deviance can occur in any society or home but is mostly connected and associated with broken homes. Children with single parents are believed to be at high risk of being delinquent. The reason delienquency is very likely to occur is because the child is either "motherless" or "fatherless", and this may currupt the personality of the child in many ways. This is argued may lead to a destructive delinquent future. "Bad" neighborhoods, where single parents reside often leads to delinquency as the social society that single parents often live in are surrounded by deviant behaviour....   [tags: inequities, chauvinistic attitudes, crime deviance]
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The Importance of Parent Involvement in Children's Education - The Importance of Parent Involvement in Children's Education Parent involvement in a child's education can have the greatest impact upon their lives and can also be one of the most influential factors to their success in education. There are many things that parents could do to help their child. Unfortunately there are parents who simply cannot help their children because they either don't have time or cannot speak the language to help them with their school work. Parents need to be involved in the child's education and give them daily support in the home environment....   [tags: Parent Involvement in Education] 516 words
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Effects on Single Parent Households on Unhealthy Relationship Formation - According to Kids Count Data Center, 35% of children of all races in the United States were growing up in a single parent household in 2011 (a 3% increase from 2007). An even more startling statistic from the same source states that 67% of children of African descent were growing up in single family households in 2007. That’s more than half of the population of African-American children. Unhealthy relationships, most specifically domestic violence, are becoming more common among young people every day....   [tags: domestic violence, african american, victimization]
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Addressing a Lack of Parent Involvement - Parent involvement in children’s education plays a critical role in student achievement and outcomes later in life (Epstein, 1995). Much research has been conducted about the benefits of parent involvement in elementary school and middle school. Less research has been conducted pertaining to early childhood education, namely children from birth through age eight. The limited research that has been conducted demonstrates that parent involvement at the preschool and primary grade levels is associated with greater achievement in reading and less grade retention all the way through grade eight (Basile & Henry, 1996)....   [tags: Education ]
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Single Parenting - Parenting is the practice of supporting and encouraging the physical, emotional, social and academic development of a child from birth to adult. Society says children should be raised in a two-parent family. Although, in most cases raising a child or children in a two-parent family is best, there are situations where children are better off living and being raised by one parent. It has been said, children from two-parent families are better off. The setting is also a factor to take into consideration....   [tags: children, parents, family, parenting]
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Social Media and Single Parenting - ... Social media can connect single parents to others such as other single parents, professionals, or just to someone who can provide a bit of emotional support. (Simpson) These connections allow the single parent to learn from others experiences and knowledge. Learning by having a conversation on social media with a pediatrician that junior’s runny nose and cough are normal, and not the life threatening disease it seems to be, allows the single parent to connect and learn. (Caron) Social media provides a quick, interactive medium for people to connect and share, to learn from one another....   [tags: moral and academic support]
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Rising Children Alone: Single Mother's Struggle and Difficulties - Being a single mother is not an easy feat. Raising children alone and in broken homes has proven to be difficult for women across the globe. These difficulties seem to multiple when single mother hood takes place in an African American household. Why does this happen. Is it self-inflicted or is there something deeper going on in the mind of the black women that subconsciously leads some to end up being single black mothers. I seek to better understand the dynamic of single black motherhood from a psychological and sociological perspective....   [tags: african americans, motherhood, broken homes]
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Single-Gender Parenting in America - Introduction Throughout recent decades, homosexual relationships have become common within the United States. Along with receiving the ability to marry, some homosexual couples have embraced same-sex parenting, and have been granted the right to adopt children. These practices have been met with a lot of criticism in the United States from people who believe that the parental structure should only include a mother and father (Biblarz & Stacey, 2009a). Some of the reasons that people may be against same-gender parenting include fear of a gender identity crisis that may lead to homosexuality for the child, and the idea that children of same-gender parents are subject to social problems as a r...   [tags: Nontradition Families]
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Single Parenting - As LeBron James said, “For me, already being part of a single parent household and knowing it was just me and my mom, you'd would wake up times and hope that the next day you'd be able to be alongside your mother because she was out trying to make sure that I was taken care of. But all I cared about was her being home” (http://quotes.lifehack.org/quote/lebron-james/for-me-already-being-part-of-a/). This is a proof of how single parenting takes a lot of family time from the parent and their children....   [tags: social issues, psychology]
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Raising a Child The Responsibility of Both Parents - Should raising a child be the responsibility of both parents. Some people think the responsibility lies on both parents since it took two participants to bring the child into the world. Others don’t think both parents are needed in raising a child or that they should be held responsible and be made to contribute if they don’t want to, therefore shouldn’t be an issue. After researching both sides of the issue, I strongly believe that it is the responsibility of both parents to raise the child they brought into this world together....   [tags: Parenting, Two Parent Home, Single Parent Home]
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The Impact of Absent Fathers - ... There is also a large gap involving students that have ever been suspended or expelled. Just seven percent of children with a resident father have ever been suspended or expelled from school, while eighteen percent of students without resident fathers have been given the same punishment. Children without a resident father are also reported to have poorer health than children that have a resident father (54 percent in excellent health and 64 percent respectively.) Most of these statistics can be traced back to education of the parent....   [tags: single parent families]
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Life in the Henry Horner Homes - ... When imaging the characters we see despair on all of their faces, without actually being able to see it. Kotlowitz portrays what life is like at the bottom, and the little hope that resides there with the poor family’s that live with it. Because of so much despair, it is virtually impossible for the youth to prosper in such a society. But from all this sadness and unhappiness, Kotlowitz gives the reader a sense that not all hope is lost, but something must be done in order for hope to come to light in a society with no hope or values....   [tags: Chicago public housing projects] 914 words
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The Influences of Family Structure on Delinquency - ... Boys reported more delinquent behavior than girls. When answering about alcohol use, kids were asked how many times they had consumed alcohol in the past six months. The mediating variable was parent-child relationship. The quality of the relationship was measured by a set inventory scale that consisted of nine questions for the relationship between each parent. The next mediating variable was parental conflict. The test asked five questions about the conflict between each kid's parents. The final mediating variable was the alcohol use of parents....   [tags: parents, drinking, single]
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Can Children Raised by Single Parents Become Productive Citizens? - Over recent years, more and more children are being raised in single parent homes. The question is, “Can these children raised in single parent homes become productive citizens?” Many say in order to become a successful citizen in life, a child must have both a mother and a father in a home. However, many of today’s top successful people in life do not come from a home with both parents. Being a single parent does not one mean raising a child alone, but also supporting the child needs financially and emotionally....   [tags: morals, stability, abuse] 534 words
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Should Teen Be Required to Take Child Development Classes and Parenting Classes While in High School? - ... Even worse most teen age fathers aren’t taking care of their kids anymore. In 1989 5.7 million women were supposed to receive child support from their so called “ex man or baby daddy”, because people who don’t take care of their children are not men just pure boys, only 25% received full payment, while 25% got null/ zero. Even worse in Iowa a 17year old boy left his son alone in house and the mother came home to a dead baby, see what happens when children try to raise children. This could have been prevented the grandmother that adopted the child says....   [tags: decrease amount of single parents] 639 words
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Comparison of Single Parenting to Having Both Parents - Family life is much different today than what it used to be. Several years ago mothers would stay at home with their children while the father went to work to support his family, but it is nothing like that today in American households. Today it is common for children to be raised by just one of their parents, and those children are often disadvantaged in several ways. The most consistent finding from studies of family structure shows that single parents exert weaker controls and make fewer demands on their children than married families do (Curtin et al....   [tags: Child Development Compare Contrast] 1422 words
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Teenage Pregnancy in the Bahamas - Teenage pregnancy in the Bahamas Every society is affected by teenage pregnancy which is a multifaceted problem that can pose social, economic and health issues. Teenage pregnancy inadvertently contributes to the escalating volume of single parent families in the Bahamas. According to the Department of Statics a single parent home is considered to be a home in which the parents are not married. Although the birth rate fluctuates, births to single mothers have escalated over the past forty years in the Bahamas from 29% (1970) to 62% (2009)....   [tags: Single Mothers, Social Issues]
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Social Welfare and Single Mothers - Social Welfare and Single Mothers Karen Bridget Murray’s article, “Governing ‘Unwed Mothers’ in Toronto at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”, is a valuable reference into the struggles and triumphs of social welfare for unwed mothers. For me the article highlighted how government ideologies influence social welfare, how important the change from religious reformers practices to social work was and finally how appalling it is that the struggles and barriers these women faced are still relevant to single mothers today....   [tags: Article Review] 565 words
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Income Inequality: It’s Effect on African-American Single Mothers and Their Children - Income Inequality: It’s Effect on African-American Single Mothers and Their Children. I believe that it’s not fair for single mothers to get paid less, when some of them are the back bones of this country. Currently the minimum wage, in the United States, is set to 8$ per hour. Women in general are only paid 77%, so it is appropriate to assume that through mathematics, women get a wage as high as $6.16. African-American women only get paid 64% of every dollar a man makes. If the minimum wage is only $8 an hour, we find out that African-American women only get a maximum wage of $5.12 an hour....   [tags: women’s equality and women’s suffrage] 1621 words
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The Effect of Divorce on Parent and Child - Divorce is a plague that is destroying numerous families across the United States of America. Sadly, when husbands and wives divorce, the children are often caught directly in the middle. Throughout the years divorce has been becoming more and more common. In the 1920's it was a rare find to know a person whom had been divorced, today it is a rarity not to know of one who has been, or will be divorced. Divorce has numerous effects on the structures of families, and many devastating effects on the children that must experience it, although sometimes necessary, divorce radically changes the lives of adolescents and adults alike....   [tags: Sociology] 815 words
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Well-being Parent-Children Relationships - “Well-being” (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/well-being). Which is increasingly used as a synonym for “happiness”, covers both physical and psychological, well-being as well as the quality of relationships between parents and the quality of parent-child relationships. This essay builds upon influences on the well-being of parents and children. Whether kids are from lives in a one- or two-parent household and whether the parents are married, cohabiting, single or separated; Family which conflicts are addressed, generational of family relationships, attitudes to parenting and family roles....   [tags: influences, events, education, class] 743 words
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A Life in the System: Foster Care - “Half of her life has been spent in a crib, the other half with an abusive uncle.” When entering foster care “she could barely walk and was covered with bites from an older cousin; her teeth were black from rot, and her hair was bald in a spot where her raging uncle used to grab it submerging her head in a toilet,” said Patti Jones, author of “Programs Benefit Those Who Take in Abused Children” as published in The Seattle Times. The foster care system helps many children escape from bad situations, but the system still needs a lot of work....   [tags: centers, homes, situations, work] 2596 words
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Concepts of Communication in Parent Child Relationships - “Communication is the key” is a quote that is often repeated. In every single relationship communication is essential. Especially among parents and children. Communication between parent and child has always been important. Today, however, there is an even greater focus, especially in light of all the things children face at school and in everyday life. Without a parent knowing what is going on in the life and mind of their child, it is hard to really understand what they are going through. Communication is the starting point of understanding....   [tags: Communicating Childhood Children Development]
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The Effects of Family Types on Personality - Berger (2000) says that according to large-scale investigations, children of intact families have a propensity to fare best. These children experience lesser emotional, physical and learning complexities from infancy through childhood. In adolescence, they are less likely to involve in delinquency, drug abuse and school failure. And in adulthood they are more likely to get degree from college and increase their social competence, self acceptance, self confidence and career success. The sum of a person’s behavioral and emotional uniqueness is called Personality....   [tags: parent, behavior, adolescent] 974 words
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Parent/Child Relationships in "Corialanus" and "King Lear" - "As if man were author of himself/ and knew no other kin" "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child" (Act 1 Scene 4 lines 285-6) These lines spoken by the eponymous hero of Shakespeare's "King Lear", sum up the main theme of the play. Lear is a king nearing the end of his reign, who decides to split his kingdom between his three daughters. In this play Shakespeare presents us with a patriarchal family. It would appear that Lear raised his daughter alone, just as Volumnia raises her son, Coriolanus alone....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 2225 words
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Supporting Homosexual Couples Adoption Rights - Homosexual Couples and the Issue of Adaptation "Having two mummies or daddies is stupid, but it's better than having none at all" When asked for his opinion on the matter of gay couples adopting and raising children as their own, my eight year old brother replied with the above statement. Children are said to be the harshest critics; their opinions considered whole truths. But is this neutral and innocent view shared by the thousands of children currently in foster care worldwide....   [tags: Gay Lesbian Adopt Foster Parent Parenting] 1920 words
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Growing Up In A Single-Parent Family - Growing Up In A Single-Parent Family With the divorce rate as high as it is, more and more children are growing up in single-parent families. Ideally, it is better for children to live with their mom and dad happily married; however, children who grow up in single-parent households can still be well- adjusted children, teenagers, and adults. Although there are always exceptions to every rule, for the most part, children who grow up in single-parent working households are more mature, realistic and independent....   [tags: Single Parent Family Papers] 676 words
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Effects of Absent Fathers on Adolescents - The role of the father, a male figure in a child’s life is a very crucial role that has been diminishing over the years. An absent father can be defined in two ways; the father is physically not present, or the father is physically present, but emotionally present. To an adolescent, a father is an idolized figure, someone they look up to (Feud, 1921), thus when such a figure is an absent one, it can and will negatively affect a child’s development. Many of the problems we face in society today, such as crime and delinquency, poor academic achievement, divorce, drug use, early pregnancy and sexual activity can be attributed to fathers being absent during adolescent development (Popenoe, 1996;...   [tags: Social Issues, Divorce, Absent Parent] 1894 words
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Are Single Parent Families Dysfunctional? - Introduction: The development of a child relies heavily on family. Family is a highly important factor that must be considered and understood when looking at the overall development of humans (Lidz 1983). Traditionally families are composed of two parental figures of the opposite sex and their biological children. The numbers of traditional two parent families have dwindled over the decades. These types of families are rapidly declining in modern society. Single parents are raising a significantly larger proportion of children....   [tags: nuclear family, single mom, single dad]
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My Life of Single Motherhood - It has been sometime since I have reflected on just who it is that I am, and what It is that I like and what makes me, Me. Given that we are on the brink of a brand new year there doesn’t seem to be a more perfect time for reflection. My name is xxx, and like many I am a very busy single mother of two beautiful teenage children. When I say beautiful I mean it, this is not a biased mother speaking here. They are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. My daughter a 16 year old sophomore basketball star and 14 year old son who seems’ to make it his daily goal drive me nuts....   [tags: single parents, biography, ] 712 words
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The Challenges of Single Parent Families - ... As the blue song said “I can do bad myself, I don’t need no one to help me starve to death”. If you do not have any training or education you have to make up your mind if you want to be on public assist or something better for you and child/children even if it means work at McDonald until you can improve your situation. Despite what static shows Single Parent can be success by having Religious, finance, discipline and strong family support.   Religious Religious in a single parent home does have some an effect on the children behavior and the family has a whole....   [tags: religion, community, finance, discipline] 1177 words
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The Struggles of Single-Parent Households - At the core of every marriage is family, family structure, and family values. These values are passed down from generation to generation. However in recent years the standard North American family has shifted. One of the most striking changes in family structure over the last twenty years has been the increase in single-parent families. With the increase in children being born out of marriage, teen parenting, and other social dilemmas, more children are being raised in single parent household. Single mothers are prevalent in minority groups, especially in the African American community....   [tags: parenting, family structure, children]
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Dating and the Single Parent - Summary Ideas that Dr. Deal will express in his book, Dating and the Single Parent are based around blended families. Dr. Deal is an advocate for first marriage reconciliation but believes blended families need more help. “Balancing your desire for love with kids’ need for stability and emotional safety is tough” (Deal, 2012, p. 25). In Dr. Deal’s introduction he expressed that dating is hard if you are newly single, but even harder if newly single with kids. The natural course that Dr. Deal explains is more of a non-competitive family....   [tags: Dr Deal, families, marriage, children, God]
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The New Nuclear Family: Problems & Benefits in Single Parenthood - Families supported by single parenthood are no longer viewed as nontraditional. Becoming apart of the social norm, 27% of the families in the United States are headed by only one single parent. As more single-parent families begin to emerge in North America, the public brings concern to examine the outcomes of these households for the wellbeing of children. Overall, financial difficulties and possible negative effects for children are two main issues of single-parenthood. However, a number positive factors of single-parenthood exist within these cons....   [tags: families, parenthood, single parents] 815 words
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Single Parent Families - ... The last statement of the above paragraph just speaks of how big the father’s role is in the child’s life and how the father passes on the fathers own mistakes the father makes to the next generation so the children can mess up. The fathers need to step up and be a part of the child’s life and maybe, just maybe, the child will not be a delinquent or go to jail like the father did. I wish my dad would have stepped up and been a proper father and helped me stay out of trouble while I was growing up....   [tags: children, parenting, families] 2561 words
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The Effects of a Single Parent Home on Teens - ... Additionally, one reason for this is so that there will not be incest in societies such as Jamaica. Furthermore, it also provides some form of social identity as they are born into the social class, race, ethnicity and religion. As some children have advantages throughout life because of the social identity they acquire from their parents, while others face many obstacles because the social class or race and ethnicity into which they are born is at the bottom of the social hierarchy. According to Murdock single parent families can be reduced through the use of more revenues put in place to help these types of children who are in broken homes either due to divorce, separation or death of...   [tags: sociological analysis, social order]
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Single Parent vs. Traditional Family - Which behalf is the best side, the single parent versus the traditional family. A traditional family is defined or described as two parents working together to solve anything that goes on in their house. The advantage of a traditional family is that they are going to have a more stable income that will buy them a reasonable house or an apartment. “The traditional families have two parents, the mom and the dad, jointly raising kids with help and advice from each other” (Magnier). An accustomed family also expresses their feelings towards one another and has respect among others in their home....   [tags: Parenting, Family Values]
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The effects of parents’ divorce on children - Divorce and life with each passing year becomes a widespread phenomenon among young people. According to () nowadays approximately 50% of marriages end with divorce. 90% of children, who lived in the USA in the 1960s stayed with their own biological, married parents, whereas today it makes up only 40% (Child Study Center, 2001). Such an unfavorable problem has been increasing, because in 1969 the legislation of California State changed the divorce laws, where spouses could separate without providing cause (Child Study Center, 2001)....   [tags: Single Parent Families, Education] 1876 words
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Child-Parent Relationship in Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden - Has one ever wondered how to thank someone who was the single most influential person during those fragile first eighteen years of life, and that was there to contain the solidified inconsistencies of society by showing constant love with no conditions that will never erode its stance. In Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing it shows Robert Hayden a poet as an angry child in an annoyed household had no idea what the meaning of unconditional love was, yet as a man who reflected on that experience of perpetual love only then realized the strength of its hold....   [tags: idealism, single parents, empowerment]
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Social Hardships of Single Mothers - Single parenthood culture seems appealing to many married people. However, married individuals are forced to battle with elements like faithfulness and life-long commitment to one individual, which may be boring in some cases. However, single parents, especially single mothers encounter serious challenges related to parenting. Single parenting is a succession of constant mental torture because of ineptness, self-scrutiny, and remorse. At some point, single parents will often encounter serious psychological problems some graduating to stress and eventual depression....   [tags: single parenthood culture]
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Disadvantages of Single-Sex Schools - "Girls bring a lot to a school that boys don't and vice versa. If you go to a mixed school you will have a bigger wealth of experiences, and those who do not may feel as though they are 'missing out'" (Danish). Elizabeth Danish, a mother with first hand first hand knowledge of the way single-gender schools are run, believes that a child in school needs those experiences to be well rounded and prepared for the real world. Many people, like Danish, have opinions about these schools. Even though many believe that single-gender schools are beneficial, evidence proves that the basic philosophy of single-gender schools is flawed....   [tags: flaws in single-gender phylosophy]
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Single-Parent Families Put Children at Risk - Children being born out of wedlock have been increasing each year, making parents struggle with being a single parent. There are many effects having children outside of marriage and becoming a single-parent family. These effects include the relationships between family members, dating, and financial struggles. “Increasing numbers of children are being bom to unmarried parents, with nonmarital childbearing in 2005 representing 36.8 percent of U.S. births, or more than 1.5 million births, an increase of 12 percent over 2002 (Hohmann-Marriott).” Being a single parent is very stressful and is a huge impact in a person’s life....   [tags: social issues, out of wedlock]
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The Strength of a Single Parent Shown in The Scarlet Letter - What is a single parent. Is it one who destroys their child’s life. Is it one who ultimately cannot raise a minor on their own. Or is it one who dedicates their lives to the well being of their kid. Imagine a parent, and for whatever reason they were left alone to raise a child. That parent you imagined has to work long hours just to put a meal on the table. That parent has to play the role of the mother and father. That parent has no financial support. Unfortunately, in our society, this image of a single parent is looked down upon....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter: ] 1280 words
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Juvenile Crime from Single-Parent Minors - ... Without these basics, the child will not learn or feel empathy for anyone, causing juvenile crime to be a big possibility for that child (Morse 33). If the child does not receive proper care or good parenting, later on in life prisons will be a substitute factor for what a parent should have been doing (Morse 33). Many children with one parent don’t receive the accurate child care that they deserve because a single parent, can’t afford to pay child care by themselves. (Newman et al. 40). Child care is expensive but is very important for children, espcecially at a young age....   [tags: child care, arrest, prison] 649 words
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Single-Parent Families - The journal article is talking about the difficulties which the single-parent families facing, such as emotional problems, housing stress and financial stress. It generated different viewpoints from different literature, and suggested an approach to meet the needs of single-parents. There is no doubt that both children and parents from single-parent families would more or less with some emotional, personality and interpersonal problems. This reflective paper that not aim to go further to explore the above symptoms and related impacts in their life or society....   [tags: Challenges, Support, Effects]
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Child Support Should Be Paid to the Custodial Parent - ... In some other states, it is required that the custodial parent keep receipts for clothes, food, and house hold bills, like water and lights. This is a check system so that the non custodial parent can see that the money is being used on the child. Stricter regulations mean that a struggling parent can provide for their child. When the non custodial parent pays child support it helps to provide food, clothes, and other necessities for that child. This way the child will not have to lack for something when the custodial parent is not able to provide on their own....   [tags: non custodial parent, guidelines] 902 words
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Proper Training for Teachers to Handle Students from Divorced Homes - The U.S. Department of Commerce shows that 4,496,000 people both male and female got married in 2009. Now while these people were getting married 2,319,000 married couples got divorced (U.S. Census Bureau fig. 132). That makes our divorce rate in the United States 51.5 percent. Within those couples going through divorce, Beverly Willet, a lawyer and writer for the New York Times declares that one million children will be affected annually. Huge numbers like this show that it is necessary for those who are around these children a majority of the time know the effects that can and do occur to their development....   [tags: divorce, development, teacher, parent]
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Single Gender Education - ... All the things basically seem related to her and many times those connections can be driven by emotions. This is one of the reasons behind the incredible memory of women. They are able to remember everything. As a result, women prefer the analyzing exercises. They are biologically prepared to succeed in the group work and the interactive exercises. In addition, they are prepared to talk more and analyze faster than men. As a result, men are biologically prepared to be educated in a curriculum based on memorizing information and processing sciences....   [tags: single sex choice in the public school system] 2945 words
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What Is the Effect of Single Parent Households on Unhealthy Relationship Formation? - We are exploring the effect of single parent households on the formation of unhealthy relationships. We are looking at whether the relationships are unstable, in terms of physical violence, and how coming from a single parent household can contribute to this. Using Becker’s economic theory of the family, we can compare the formation and dissolution of the family to cost benefit analysis. Using cost-benefit analysis, it is always assumed that people act rationally. Thus, people usually choose to get married or divorced in order to increase their welfare....   [tags: Becker's economic theory of the family]
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Old Age Homes: A Blessing or a Curse? - ... Even if they call their parents every other day, but can the phone fulfill the expectations and desire that a parent has, to meet with their children. Those old aged people, initially may feel the old age home is heaven. But gradually, the desire of going back home will arise, because no place can be a home, however, painful it is but, for them being sent to old age home is like condemning them to death. In these homes, it is very delightful and interesting to get and have a face to face conversation with them....   [tags: parents, relgion, responsibility] 1560 words
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College Admission Essay: Nursing - The opportunity to share myself via this personal statement has taken me more years than I care to admit to, but I have emerged a much more confident and capable person. As a young adult, fresh out of high school, I had no clue what I wanted to be when I grew up. My parents are highly educated articulate people who made it look easy. Watching them move through life with confidence led me to believe that I should have felt more driven, or, smarter. I suspected that perhaps all of their intelligence and ability had bypassed me completely, had my own genetics let me down....   [tags: Single Parent, Adversity, Perseverance] 935 words
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Homes for the Homeless - Homelessness is a major health issue around the world that needs to be addressed. Many individuals in a community often misinterpret the cause of homelessness. Comments towards homeless people such as “get a job” or “go to school” often are used freely by members of soci-ety because they fail to look at the comprehensive of this oppressing issue. Homelessness has a strong link to the determinants of health (DOH), most notably income and social status (Fingfeld, 2010). The article, “No Funding for Homes for the Homeless” speaks on the issue of homeless-ness within the city of Prince Albert....   [tags: Sociology, Homelessness] 1451 words
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Nursing Homes, Do They Really Give the Quality Care They Advertise? - So often people contemplate on using nursing homes to help care for an elderly family member; due to strong concerns of the family member not receiving the quality care that nursing homes advertise. For many people they carry a belief that nursing homes just hire people off the street with minimal education, this is far from the truth. Any medical facility weather hospital, doctors office or nursing home all require an employee to have at least a bare minimum of a certification, but depending on the job position it determines the statue of educational degree required for that position....   [tags: nursing homes for the elderly]
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Does Household Structure Cause a Child to Become a Violent Individual? - Single-parent households solely influence children to become abusers of their spouses, children and themselves and are expected to experience domestic violence in their lives. Rather than having the balance of a two-parent home, single-parented children are constantly exposed to stress and ultimately become abusers themselves. This leads to a vicious and continuous cycle that could lead to the destruction of generations thereafter. The trend of single-parent households are drastically increasing every year....   [tags: single parent, divorce, abuse, households]
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Single Parents in Singapore - ... Almost all of the explanations can be summed up in one main reason: salaries failing to keep pace with inflation . With the cost of life’s necessities and luxuries rising while salaries remain stagnant or even falling, stress levels have undoubtedly risen. Under such circumstances, it’s not surprising that singles are not having any romantic inclinations or a desire to get married, let alone, have children. Backers of the government’s minimal assistance policies argue that families should live within their means, but the rising costs impact the basic necessities of life i.e....   [tags: divorce, costs, policies] 1155 words
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Nursing Homes are a Haven for the Elderly - Nursing Homes are a Haven for the Elderly A.) Security 1.)Curfews 2.)Lost faculties (No need to drive) 3.)Away from con-artists B.) Activities 1.)Entertainment/Songs (Brownies example) 2.)Activities/Crafts (Beta Club example) 3.)People of similar age C.)Health Care 1.)Takes stress off of the family 2.)Help with prescriptions and medicine 3.)In case of emergency... The Nursing Home: A Haven for the Elderly Today's nursing homes are excellent environments for our elderly....   [tags: Nursing Homes Personal Care Essays] 477 words
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My Family and Its History - In my family we are of African-American and Indian decent on my mothers side of the family. On my fathers side of the family we are of African-American, Caucasian, Indian, Puerto Rican, German and Portugese decent as far as I know because everyone does not know all of the facts and probably will not know all of them. On my mothers side of the family which is the one I have spent the most time around I would consider us a typical family. Typical around the area that we live at, there are a lot of single parent households....   [tags: low income, single parent, family] 533 words
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Single Gender Classes - When girls are asked to express their feelings, or if they feel stressed they can share this information with their teachers and friends. They can also provide details and they will look you in the eye when they are explaining their problem. Boys find it very difficult to talk about their feelings and will not give details unless they are asked specific questions. Even then they will give very little information because they do not know how to communicate what their feelings are. Boys deal with moderate stress well and may actually do better because of it....   [tags: Education, Single Sex Classrooms] 2628 words
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The Many Benefits of Single-Sex Classrooms - The teacher tossed a Styrofoam basketball to the outstretched arms of a fifth grade boy. Catching the ball was the incentive for the boys to point out missing conventions in a paragraph. The teacher projected a paragraph on the board with omitted punctuation for the students to add. The other boys in the class watched him as he went to the board to add the missing comma and then tossed the ball back to the teacher. A few seconds later, other arms shot up in the air to point out other missing conventions (Stotsky)....   [tags: education reform, single sex-classes]
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How Single Parents Spoil Their Children - ... The most apparent form of spoiling I have witnessed is the purchase of an unearned gift given by my female cousin to her teenage son. In my cousins case, she gifted her son the then latest iphone, even after knowing he had failed two classes in school and had to make them up during the summer session. As I debated with her about the bad trend she was creating and explained that he did not deserve any gifts, especially such an expensive item that carries with it a monthly commitment on her part, all she could say to me was that she knew it was a bad decision, but did not give any further logical explanation....   [tags: gifts, freedom, behavior, child] 518 words
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Factors that Contribute to Unhealthy Relationship Formation - Literature Review Determining how single parent households effect unhealthy relationship formation is a way to compare adolescents, who grew up in single-parent households, to adolescents who grew up in two parent households, and how they develop relationships with each other. Specifically we will be looking at how being raised in these different households contribute to children becoming involved in violent behavior. Studying these relationships will allow a better understanding of how much adolescent familial life, affects the relationship formations of youth, and if a specific type of familial background contributes more, to a child becoming a part of a life of crime....   [tags: single parent households, children, family issues]
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