The first few days, weeks, month, and year was probably the hardest for me, but I eventually picked myself back up, and I’m happier than ever. I think the most important thing to remember when being a single parent is that you are never alone. I was terrified of the thought of being a single parent, and having to do everything alone without any help but I guess I was just exaggerating a bit. I’m very happy with all the help that I am able to get with my daughter whether it’s from her grandparents, her father, or aunties and uncles. It is important to know that there is always someone there willing to help you.
Currently she is a CEO, however the part that doesn't fit is that she is happily married and a mother, who stayed home with her children when they were young. Now Crittenden stresses that marriage is an uplifting, joyous experience: “We have ceased to look down the tunnel, waiting for a train” (753). She acknowledges that those in the past have almost been forced to give up their independence because they married so young, but she counters it with wise words like, “By waiting and waiting and waiting to commit to someone, our capacity for love shrinks and withers” (752). Though it’s a big risk, the good far outweighs the bad, both emotionally and logically. Salvation lies within, eternal happiness is in your grasp…all you have to do is grow up, get married, and have
“Welfare helps with child care to 60% of American families with children, which proves how many single parent families we have.”(Bergman et al) The United States Government provides healthcare for a mother and her child before and after her baby has arrived. When the child starts school or day care the government provides school health services. Just recently the government has begun to pay for the hospital care for the birth of her baby, if and only if she has no family to help her pay for it. When the child becomes older these mother and their children are fortunate enough to have the government also pay for psychiatric guidance if needed. An absentee father figure in the home brings about a chain reaction of dilemmas.
As I grow up I hope to see more progress towards equality and fairness for all, and fewer instances racism in sports and people paying women unfair wages. My mother is the most influential woman in my life. I feel fortunate for being born as her son. She is always there for me and I feel that there is no other person nearest to my heart than my mother. Luckily, we had Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Mozingo who inspire us, make us happy and make our world a better place.
Home life became so much better for me and mom, pressure was taken off my mother’s back and for a young kid I was pretty happy for the screaming to stop. My “dad” caused a lot of stress, but my uncle Ron would and still does take stress away from the rest of his family and puts it onto himself. Ron has done things to help raise me that he has never had to do. He helped a strong, amazing women to raise an equally as strong woman. Ron is almost 60 years old and he’s still fighting, he has this flame inside of him that burns so strong and I would be so lucky to have the same flame burn inside of me.
My closest friend once told me that even though she earlier succeeds in her career than any other peers, she always feels empty, incomplete, and struggled in her own way. Because her career is now stable, I suggested that she should take care of herself more and find someone to whom she can share her success. Now she has two lovely kids and seems to be satisfied with her life. Personally, I used to dream of a happy marriage with someone I love in the rest of my life. However, after several separations, I begin to accept the single life and the lonely.
Those may have been arenas and outlets allowing me to cope. One teacher stands out who earnestly praised and encouraged me. Other than my two closest frien... ... middle of paper ... ...age. Maybe that is an unusual thing to mention, but as a single parent raising a daughter, statistically, the odds have been against us. Their mutual faith is in their favor as they deliver their 3rd child within a month, but they still experience the challenges of marriage.
My ranking would range anywhere from 3rd place to one millionth place. My parents eventually fired her, for the reason that she ranked us and other reasons. Even though I wasn’t raised like a ‘normal’ kid, I wouldn’t change my childhood one bit. I love my parents so much, even if they do push me a lot in school, or if I had to wear a helmet to go half a mile per hour on a scooter. I am extremely proud of my parents, and they are very inspiring people.
I understand not every single mother has the opportunity my mother has, but little things such as walking or driving your child to school or going over their homework becomes a huge impact. They will see that education does matter. That education is necessary to become someone. Instead of being only a single mother, they should become proud single mothers, because they took both father a and mother roles, raised a child solo, and gave the child an opportunity to become something they will one day be proud
I was a lucky child growing up. Yes, I’m sure that a lot of children would say that, or at least I hope that they would. As the child of a single mother I would say that in comparison to how society frames it, it is not nearly that bad. My mother was a successful, dedicated working parent and my father a hard-working detective. They cared for each other, they just did not see a future together, despite my birth.