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.
People of all kinds should be able to make the decision to be a single parent; however, before one becomes a single parent, they need to be aware of the difficulties, stress, and financial needs to raise and support a child alone. “On a low income, single parents cannot afford to take a sick day off of work, they cannot afford childcare and also cannot rest or go to sleep unless their child is asleep,” (Sherine, 2). “Unlike women on a low income, middle class women have careers and college to look forward to so they put off having children,” (Anderson, 5). “Unfortunately, a study has shown that babies are more likely to grow up and be in poverty if they are born to a single mother who is poor,” (McClatchy, 2). “Everyone a... ... middle of paper ... ...apply for government support if they need it, have child support and have support from friends and family.
Some of these problems include lack of financial support, and various emotional problems by not having a father around, which may contribute to problems later in life. At the same time, children of single-parent homes become more independent because they learn to take care of themselves, and rely on others to do things for them. It is never a child’s decision to only live with one parent. There are many ways that single-parent homes occur. Some of these ways include unplanned pregnancy, divorce, the decision to be a single parent by choice, and death of a spouse.
Depression is more than likely. I myself go through this at times so I can honestly say its true for me and I believe 100 % of this. Society should take an interest in children who grow up without a father because who knows if that kid next door or in your community could become trouble for the area that you lay your head at and making it unsafe for you and your family. You can see how this can become a bigger problem for society as a whole if we do not pay attention to others. Just because it is not happening in your house or your family it does not mean it will never affect you.
Some children may not be in the best of places growing up such as being in a family where physical abuse is present, alcohol and drugs, or family issues between parents leading to divorces. Parents being divorced or having a parent walk out in the family and never returning could negatively impact a growing child especially witnessing the leave. What could also be a cause is the hardships single-parenting brings to children. It is not to say that all children raised by single parents would always have more problems than children raised by both parents because some families where the two parents are not getting along at all, or when one of the parents has their own problems such as alcohol and drug use, the best solution would be to separate and have the child stick to the parent who is stable and healthy. But even if a child is raised healthily in a single parent environment, there are many people who believe that a family is still the healthiest when there are two parents.
People who want to become parents need to inform themselves and they should focus on giving a better life to their children. Not everyone has the ability to care for a child correctly and not everyone has the essentials that are needed as food money home and provide love. There are people waiting to have children and give them all the best they can and there are parents who abuse their children. Also having a child is a natural part of every human’s life but this doesn't mean all people have the capacity
ingle Parent Struggle For many years, children growing up in a single parent family have been viewed as different. Being raised by only one parent seems impossible to many yet over the decades it has become more prevalent. In today’s society many children have grown up to become emotionally stable and successful whether they had one or two parents to show them the rocky path that life bestows upon all human beings. The problem lies in the difference of children raised by single parents versus children raised by both a mother and a father. Does a child need both parents?
Lots of parents think they have enough reasons for having a child, but do parents need children to satisfy themselves, to dedicate their love to him/her, or to train a good, useful person for the society they’re living in. Children are not toys whom whenever parents feel tired of them, just throw them away. They will grow up and will be parents someday. Children need to be supported. Not with neighbors, babysitters, friends, but with parents.
This is an extremely scary statistic considering that fiftyeight percent of children in America are living in a single parent family. This is a chilling percentage because it shows how little faith is put into a relationship before actually deciding to have children. Unfortunately not all single-parents take the time to perform the vital tasks needed to raise their children. Parents who think they would never be able to provide emotional stability for their children by themselves should have taken the time to think this through before deciding to become parents. Accidents may happen once in awhile but in most cases adults know what is at stake when planning to have a child.
Having children brings with it large opportunity costs for working mothers. In most cases, they must choose between putting their careers on hold for at least six years or placing their child in the hands of a full time caregiver. Children also bring additional expenses, responsibility, and consumption of free time to the family environment. For some couples, this choice is simple because they may not have the desire to bring a child into this already overpopulated world or they may not have any interest in becoming a parent, but for others this choice is a difficult one.