Single Parent Parents And The Disadvantages Of Single Parents

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When I was about four years old my dad divorced my mom. I grew up in a single parent household. They eventually got back together but it wasn’t until I was in middle school. This is a sad but frequent occurrence in the United States. Today there are approximately 13.7 million single parents in the United States (Wolf 1). Kids who grow up in a single parent family household are viewed as different. The concept of being raised by one parent is weird and awkward to many people but over the years it has become the standard. Even if a kid comes from a single parent household, he or she can thrive and be emotionally stable and have great success in life. Single household parents are at a disadvantage when raising young kids. The government needs to step in and be able to afford these parents the opportunity to raise their kids and…show more content…
Single parenting is becoming more common in today’s society and doesn’t seem to hold such negative stigma. In the US, since 2002 the family structure for children ages ten to eighteen makes up 43% living in a first marriage family with parents, 23% living in a second marriage, 20% living in a single parent family, 6% living in a single parent never married family. This is an alarming stat because it shows a sad side of relationships and how little thought is put into it before having kids. The school system needs to do a better job in educating teens and adolescents the severity and responsibility when deciding to eventually form a family. Universities along with religious groups should be able to offer counseling when kids are planned. It’s understandable that accidents may occur but majority of cases adults are fully aware what is at stake when planning to have a family. If a couple is not emotionally stable, it may not be in the best interest of all parties to have a kid. Having a kid in hopes of remedying the relationship is also a bad

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