Single Parent Families

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“A single parent family is a family living together in a home atmosphere where only one parent is present with one or more children. This is in opposition to a family with two parents living in the home. A married couple can also live in a single family setting for extended periods of time if one of the spouses travels for long periods of time or is imprisoned for instance. In brief, it is any family with one or more children where one of the parents has to serve a double parental role of mother and father for an extended or permanent period.” (Facts about single parenting, 2008-2009). 25.8 percent of children living in the United States only have one parent present (Rampell, 2010).
The first statement of this paper is relevant to my life. My mom is a single mother and has been my whole life. She has never had a husband, boyfriend, or any man over in my life. To me, she seems happy. She’s enjoying her life without a man in it. The last sentence of the paragraph is just appalling to me. So many kids in the U.S. are living without a mother or father. I wouldn’t wish being a single parent child on anyone. You miss out on so much with either parent. I’m going to miss out on so much without a father, especially on my wedding day. Everyone involved in the situation gets treated so much differently than a married couple and children. It’s not right to be treated differently because of something you can’t help, but I guess that’s life. “A common myth about single parents is that
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