Matthew Karacson Paul Stabile English Composition I 12/15/2014 SWAG For many years, children raised in a single parent family has been viewed as different. Being brought up by only one parent may seem terrible to many, yet over the decades it has become more widespread. In today’s culture many children have grown up to become emotionally stable and successful whether they grew up in a household that had one or two parents. The problem lies in the difference of children raised by single parents versus children raised by both a mother and a father. Do children need both parents?
Occasionally, some of our elderly folk do not have the competence to watch over a child. It might even be that the child is too energetic and could wear out the seniors. The child will then resort to the television, street, friends, etc to learn and grow. These influences might be negative for the child especially if they're not coming from the mother or father. An investigation of single parenting leads to the affirmation that raising a child by yourself is very difficult and must be approached very leniently and effectively.
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.
It 's no shock to see a single parent raise children on their own with no second parent income or any government assistance which forces single parents to dedicate most of their time working. From experience it can be extremely difficult to find comfortable support for the parent and their child, for instance finding a trust worthy daycare for a child under 4 years old. The world view a child that has only one parent as support with fewer rules, dispense harsher discipline, are more inconsistent in dispensing discipline, provide less supervision, and engage in more conflict with their children. To really get a handle on how single parenting affects children, and how single parents can steer their kids away from these pitfalls. Many studies link single parents with a variety of negative outcomes among children, including poor academic achievement, emotional problems, conduct problems, low self-esteem, and problems forming and maintaining social relationships.
Remember that child shouldn 't feel guilty for wanting to see the other parent, so let them enjoy those visits as best as they can. Parenting may be hard to give explain for the child to understand why this child has a single parent. It could be a Death or Divorce or Left family? Not many children to understand why this parent left the child for: new partner, don’t have jobs to raise a child, or other don’t care about children. However, both parents who were together before one either decided to leave as a single parent is a hard thing to do, because its show that one other doesn’t care about is part of life with a child.
Why is that? Because even though money plays a big role in education, children who are not brought up with the right attitude towards school will fail academically. Mental stability also plays a huge roll in academics; therefore parents who are neglecting their children from a young age in any area of parenting can negatively affect the way their child learns. Parenting is more than the act of birthing a child and allowing it to live in your house and eat your food. As a parent, it is the mother or father’s duty to nurture and teach their child the way that children are to be taught.
With the divorce rate as high as it is, more and more children are growing up in single parent families. Ideally, it is better for children to live with their mom and dad happily married. These children who grow up in a single parent family are looked at as being different. However, the problem lies in the difference of children raised by both a mother and a father. Does a child need both parents?
Smith was right on track with part of his message. Parents just don't understand. They do not understand that their job as parents is to pay attention to how they raise their children. Though there are parents who do a wonderful job raising their children, many parents neglect their responsibility in child development. In this paper, the following will be discussed: the diversion the government makes in the operation of parental duties when it steps in to discipline a young person, and the parents teaching discipline in values and morals.
Not only that but adoption isn’t for everyone, however the about to be adopted child will most definitely have a fear of being abandoned (Norma Kolko Phillips, p.123). Because of that they will likely not be open to the biological children for a while. However, if the biological child recognizes that, and also that by supporting their parents idea’s on adoption, they can help one of the hundreds of thousands children waiting to be adopted in the U.S.! Though it is only one out of the thousands of children, giving that one child a happy life is completely worth it. In fact, only 1/4th of the children got adopted from unrelated parents in the year of 2014 (The AFCARS Report, p. 1).
The amount of times I have heard negative comments about single parents is unthinkable. I have heard things from “children of single parents are generally more likely to be poor and to drop out of high school” (Pollet 2) to “they are more likely to become teen parents” (Pollet 2). Of course, me being raised by a single mother, I find these comments extremely insulting. My mother raised me with so much love and my childhood is filled with so many happy memories. I am currently a college student, about to end my first semester of my first year.