A Single Parent Has Not Been Viewed As A Positive Thing

1412 WordsFeb 24, 20176 Pages
A single parent has not been viewed as a positive thing for a family. It has become very prevalent in society, although being raised by one parent does not seem very possible. What people need to understand is that to properly raise the child is not one that relies on the stereotypical family structure. The properly raised child is based off the morals and values that their parents taught as the child grew. All that is seen by people is the difference between having a child with one parent or two parents. This argument is very intriguing. What needs to be noticed as a community is how and why behavioral, emotional, and social skills of a child with a single parent can be as developmental and progressive as a child with married or two…show more content…
Families are changing very fast. The rates of children that are living with a first-time marriage household is decreasing quickly. According to Pew Research Center in 1960 there was seventy-three percent of two parents in first marriage and from then until 2014 the numbers decrease to forty-six percent of two parents in the first marriage. In 2014 there are fifteen percent of children living in a household with step parents, seven percent living with cohabiting parents, twenty-six percent single parents, and five percent with no parents. There is an increase decline in what a "traditional" family is. In a Census study, there is data that found that “over a three-year period, about three-in-ten (31%) children younger than 6 had experienced a major change in their family or household structure, in the form of parental divorce, separation, marriage, cohabitation or death.” Since there is complexity in these numbers it is alarming. This is showing that there are several families who did not think of the relationship before having kids. This research is basically telling Americans that there is no family structure that is still traditional. Parents need to put into consideration the time and energy it takes to have a kid. Success is possible if there is a parent that puts forth everything they have. The 29-year-old R&B singer`s father walked out when she was just two, leaving her to be raised by her mother in a rough New York neighborhood. Her childhood was a
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