Single Parent Homes

1308 Words6 Pages
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. However, in many cases, the second parent is either only seeing the child sometimes or has disappeared from the child's life completely, altogether. Years back, the death of your spouse/partner was the main reason as to why single parenting became a problem. Now a days, children are being raised by children unfortunately. In today's generation, more and more children are suffering as they only have one parent whom they can truly rely on. When the parents separate, the child(ren) may and very well be affected in quite a few ways. It is of prime importance to remember that the mother is generally the parent of the family that is made up of a single parent. It does not matter if it is an unplanned pregnancy or the result of a divorce; the mother always prevails. Single parent families are becoming one of the biggest social problems plaguing America today. The growing number of single families increases year after year. The stress and pressure placed on the parent and the child never makes it any easier. In American society, in 9 out of 10 families the mother is granted the custody rights of the child (Borris). After learning this statistic, you can conclude that a great num...

... middle of paper ...

...usehold tends to bear many social problems.
a. Single parented work twice as hard and having more hurdles to climb
b. The stress and pressure of raising a child as a single parent is very difficult
3. Most single parented families are mothered.
a. Mothers cope with hard work ethics and also comply with taking care of the child
b. Majority of single parent homes are headed by the mother.

Works Cited

1. Borris, Edward B. "Interference with Parental Rights of Noncustodial Parent as Grounds for Modification of Child Custody by Edward B. Borris." Divorce Litigation Facts. N.p., Jan. 1997. Web. 2 May. 2014.
2. Schaefer, Richard T. "Single-Parent Families." Sociology. 13th ed. Vol. 1. Boston [u.a.: McGraw-Hill, 2013. 318-19. Print.
3. Drew, Ashley. "Single-parent Families." Pine Forge Press. N.p., 14 Aug. 2002. Web. 2 May. 2014.
Open Document