Essay On Single Parenting

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Webster dictionary defines the term social justice as “a state or doctrine of egalitarianism”. Single Parenting has recently brought many conflicts into various homes in the United States. The United States has changed its views and taken a more liberal stance on issues such as divorce and having a child out of wedlock. It breaks the doctrine ideas of the emotional stable put together family. “More than one third of children in the United States are living without a father in the household”(Andersen). The U.S. has become lenient with divorce; however studies now show there could be more than just having one parent to care for the child. The United States also sees this issue from a selective perspective; there are many assumptions with children living in a single parenting household. The issues of economic hardship, quality of parenting, and exposure to stress. It is believed that not having the perfect family can compromise a family’s idea of a “perfect family” due to the limited resources, reasoning and emotional support. The history of divorce in America began in its early colonial days in 1639. Throughout history statistics reveal the divorce rate has steadily increased in the 20-21st century. Divorce was originally a sin; However, The first divorce was recorded in the Massachusetts bay colony between Anne Clarke and her adulterous husband Dennis Clarke. He left Anne with two children, also leaving her the first documented single mother in the United States. “In the United States there is a divorce every 36 seconds” (Mckinley). That is 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week, 73,000 a month, and 876,000 divorces a year. Both males and females of the age of 20-24 have the highest divorce rate. (Women-36.6%, Men-38.... ... middle of paper ... ... or dinner will make them feel needed and important. Although the gold standard in child rearing has traditionally been a dual family unit, being a single parent is now a major norm in a county that once referred to it as a sin. Our society is shifting away from the bonds of matrimony, and having a child with wedlock. There various poverty and emotional issues children struggle with living in such a household. In many cases, they tend to struggle through life. However, single parenting is seen through a selective perspective to those outside the home. It can also enlightening and rewarding for a child to watch a single parent take on the jobs of either an absent mother or a father. Living in a single parent household teaches a child that they can survive on their own no matter what obstacles thrown in their life, because the child and the parent are a team.

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