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Single Parent Parents

Satisfactory Essays
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.
A. Lack of family structure.
B. Becoming socially impaired towards the absent parent.
III. A positive environment is maintained due to the child not visually witnessing parental conflict.
IV. Single parents may encounter a large amount of financial stress.
A. Low income from existing job.
B. Parent fears becoming unemployed and eventually living in poverty.
V. All aspects associated with being a single parent may not all be negative depending on the child and the parents strive to create a better life for themselves and the child.

Controversy over the idea that both parents should assume equal responsibility in raising a child has become a heavy topic in America due to the belief that missing one parent can affect the child emotionally because of the lack of family structure. 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.
First, being in a single parent home may affect the advancing of the child’s education level by placing the child with the parent they do not favor which may affect encouragement to be successful. For example, writers of the “Journal of marriage and family” stated “Children living with only their fathers had h...

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...ike them when they reach adulthood. A single parent home usually consist of a mother or father that works at a low income job while trying to maintain a positive outlook for the child they are attempting to raise. Having both parents present in one home may have a negative affect on the child being raised if the child often witnesses parental conflicts due to the belief that one parent is not meeting the parental standards the other believes they need to fulfill. Single parents develop a sense of protection over the child because he/she wants the child to do better than them when they reach adulthood. So, being a single parent has its benefits such as advancing in the child’s education level when working with the parent of choice, decreasing emotional stress by communicating with the present parent, and learning to deal with the financial burden he/she may face.
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