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Single Parent Families

Single-parent (also lone parent and sole parent) is a parent who cares for one or more children without the assistance of another parent in the home.

Katie Miller

on 22 April 2010

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Transcript of Single Parent Families

The struggles a single-parent family could face Shortage of quality time with children Mother or Father work all day to provide for family so there isn't always time for person time from parent to child. Due to not as much personal time with parents this can lead to feelings of loneliness and neglect on the childrens end. Economic Issues
Single parent families generally only have one income. This may cause stress on the parents end as well as the childrens end. Single parents often times have to work long hours to compensate for the missing income within the home. This takes away quality time they could be spending at home with the children. Single parent is under constant stress trying to provide for their children Effects on the children It has been found through research that children in single parent homes are generally far worse than those in two parent families There has been signs that children who have gone through parents divorce have shown signs of depression, emotional stress, and difficulties in school. Single parent homes have been associated with criminal activity
72% of teenage murders come from single parent families, 60% of people who commit rape crimes come from single parent homes. 70% of single mothers live in poverty, earning less than 13,000 dollars a year Because the parents are split, childrens values and family values may also be split, leaving the children confused The split between mom and dad Parents often have have trouble keeping the children out of the problems between each other. Children need and somtimes lack a stable and continuing
relationship with each parent. As difficult as it may be parents need to set their issues aside and communicate
for the well being of their children.
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