As family structure changes children pay the biggest price. They may lose the luxury of a stable home or school to call their own, when parent are no longer in the picture either. This is an issue that is largely ignored by society and most importantly the government. Without the foster system, children would be left abandoned and forgotten by all. The foster system provides thousands of homes for foster children each year, with parents that can give them what they need.
“Today 41% of all births were to unmarried women.”(Hymowitz). Single parent families have a detrimental effect on the psychological development of children because single parent families lack financial stability and quality parenting, in addition to lacking a stress free environment. According to the 2012 Census Bureau report, in 2012 the average household family income was around $51,017 dollars a year. The income is nearly split in half for the income of a single parent. Single parents are often financially unstable, decreasing opportunity and lifestyle quality for their children.
All the time you get family wise is focused around that one parent so no need to worry about not getting any bonding time. This also means with the busy parent you will never feel like there is enough time between you both. You may be doubting me now but it is generally true. When living with one parent the child may have a greater sense of responsibility, due to the fact one side of parents is lacking. This can actually be a good thing for both the parent and child.
Although, single parents acknowledge some positive impacts, they still have an emotional feeling of the gap left by their spouses. Raising the children The financial burden means you have to work extra hours to meet the demands of the family. You have little time with the children to give them the appropriate parental guidance. Your unstable emotions decrease your zeal to work on your child’s negative feelings,
Less income may require the parent to move, which in turn may cause the child to behave to change of schools or move to a poorer neighborhood with a higher rate of crime and delinquency.?(pp. 170-174) Divorce is happening every day to couples in the United States. The only problem, is that the couple thinks they are the only ones going through it when almost twenty-two percent of adult America is also. When parents get divorced the children get divorced too. Children and adolescents face a lot of stress during their lives, but divorce is very confusing, speaking from personal experience.
Introduction In the child development and family studies field, family dynamics are important, and different categories of families can influence family cohesion, children’s physical and psychological growth, marriages and etc. Recently, the divorce rate has increased, and more and more people choose to cohabitant without marriage. According to U.S. Census Bureau, there are 44% of people that over 18 are single (U.S. Census Bureau, 2014.7a). For family dynamics, large number of single people may lead to single-parent families. According to Family Conflict, single-parent families prevail children who are raised by only one parent live in their households (Canary, 2013).
Deadbeat Parents Since the beginning of time, there have been children born out of wedlock. When children are born out of wedlock it is still the responsibility of both parents to contribute to the needs of a child both ethically and legally. However that is not happening much of the time in today’s world. When a child is not cared for by a parent, it “looks” bad on them to society. However since child support laws have been enacted, ethical reasons to take care of a child are now overpowered by legal reasons.
Lakaya Peyton ENG 1110-02 Ms. McCarthy 8 April 2014 Single Parent Households: Thesis statement: Therefore, having two parents in one household assuming equal responsibility in raising a child does not always advance the child’s education level, decrease emotional stress, and enhance financial support. I. Some people believe missing one parent may affect a child emotionally. II. Children may request additional attention from the favored parent.
Individuals seem to believe a divorce is subjected to just the husband and wife relationships but research has found this not to be the case. Children today are becoming more distant from their parents and peers; some consider divorce as the reason. In research and studies done, it is proven that divorce does have an impact on American children and their emotions. Paying attention to children’s attitudes and the way they interact with other children is one of many ways to know there could be a problem in their life. Adults typically overrun the reality of a child’s feels, especially if they were subjects of intact families as children and aren’t familiar with the feeling of parental divorce.
ingle Parent Struggle For many years, children growing up in a single parent family have been viewed as different. Being raised by only one parent seems impossible to many yet over the decades it has become more prevalent. In today’s society many children have grown up to become emotionally stable and successful whether they had one or two parents to show them the rocky path that life bestows upon all human beings. The problem lies in the difference of children raised by single parents versus children raised by both a mother and a father. Does a child need both parents?