According to Custodial mothers and fathers in the United States, 90 percent of children whose parents divorced went into the custody of their mothers since their biological fathers never bothered to request for the custody, in other words they not even care; they don’t want to pay child support. Since the vast majority of single parents are mothers, most of the research focuses on female-headed families. Maya Ross Russell states that a good role model is a mother - a mother is someone that is always focused and never gives up even when the going gets tough. It is courage that keeps them going. These women have to exercise this courage on a daily basis because they have been left with the charge of being the parent by themselves, especially in their teenage years.
First off, I find it completely unfair that if you’re a mother and work part-time or take time off to be with your children that the company you work for won’t consider that female for promotions or take them seriously in the workforce. This was introduced in the first weeks lecture and it was stated that this could be a reason for the difference in salaries. I believe that any female that is a mother works harder than anyone for the simple reason that they have a family to take care of. I myself am a single mother. Yes, my kids do come first and if I need to leave work, ask for time off, or work part-time for them it shouldn’t become an understatement of my work ethic.
Working moms and stay at home moms will frequently make judgmental and harsh statements and will not associate with each other. Masters calls these two groups “alienated groups”(Masters). While most moms in the United States hold some sort of part time job, stay at home moms tend to have the loudest voice in society. These women particularly get called out on being quick to judge the choices of working moms. Although many people have accepted the idea of equality for women and their rights, they still put pressure and guilt on these mothers who are found in the workfield ().
As much as his father tried to comfort David, he did not have the will to stand up against his wife. Another example, the maternal grandmother commented on bruises visible on David’s body and she did not take action to report her daughter for abusing her grandchild, David. Instead, David’s grandmother stated that she should stay out of it and let David’s mother raise her children as she saw fit. I believed the unreported instances observed by the public to be just as substantial a crime as the child abusers themselves. Also, the Department of Children and Social Services were contacted because of the alleged child abuse events that occurred previously; however, he was not taken from the home because the social worker of the agency sided with David’s mother.
4.1million households in the world are single mother households, and out of that 4.1million, 72 percent of all black children in the world are raised in single mother households. The payment inequality has a huge effect on single mothers, especially African-American women. This social issue goes along with women’s equality and women’s suffrage. “In 1963 women only made 59% of what a man made, in the early 1960’s job advertisement was listed by sex” (“Everything You Need to Know about the Equal Pay Act” 3) Yet citizens of the U.S. and other countries still get paid less because of gender, age, and ethnicity. When it comes to being discriminated against weather it is by age, gender, ethnicity or any reason it’s wrong.
How She Really Does It A. The single mother has to gain the power of staying at work. B. She should learn how to juggle work and her children. C. No mother wants to be the “good enough” mother, but a single working mother faces judgment from other women.
Even more than that men and marriage aren’t necessarily needed for to have kids anymore. As said in the article more than 40% of children are born to single mothers. Of course not all women who fall into that category chose it like to. The idea of a “nuclear family” is slowly becoming obsolete. “That gays and lesbians (married or single) and older women are also having children, via adoption or in vitro fertilization—has helped shrink the stigma against single
“In the United States today, more than half of mothers with young children work, compared to 30 percent in the 1970’s” (American Academy of Pediatrics, 1999). This was research done in 1999 and in 2007 “Seventy-one percent of American mothers with children under the age of eighteen are in the labor force, meaning that they are either employed or are seeking employment (Health Researches and Services Administration, 2007). There are many reasons that women stay at work once their children are at... ... middle of paper ... ... personnel are able to stimulate a child with education tools such as toys and games, most parents have less experience with these types of tools and therefore the child will not benefit from the stay at home mother. Many studies have found that children of working mothers tend not to suffer any differently from antisocial behavior or stress-related problems than those of nonworking mothers. However they did find that children of working mothers held fewer stereotyped gender-role attitudes and felt their mothers were more competent.
She tries to overcome that part when the society just accepts the fact that she is an incompetent parent. She does nothing more than parenting and living up to the child’s expectations, after all that is what mothers are all about. The study on comparing single mothers and married mothers shows that both of them have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. The major difference is that, the advantages of one are the disadvantages of the other. The first differentiation basis is that a single mother does not have to wake up, full of rage every morning whereas the married mother may go through various fights, family pressure and other things in her marriage life that might disturb her and she may wake up with rage.
To begin with, the financial stability can cause complications on the child and the mother as well. “In 2000, 25% of single-mother families lived in poverty” (Kunz, 2013, p.258). Based on the statistic above, many mothers take the drastic decision of getting two jobs in order to provide the best home possible for their children. As a result, single-mothers spend less time with their children affecting the child in a way where they feel the lack of involvement from the mother, especially on a simple daily routine like preparing for a school day. (Bianchi, 2011).