Single Parenting Is A Single Parent Household

1756 Words Mar 14th, 2016 8 Pages
In today’s society, there are more and more families that are being raised by a single parent, whether it’s a mother or father. In the world of political correctness we live in today, it’s frowned upon to say there’s anything wrong with a single parent household. Society views single fathers and mothers as strong willed people, and while they may be so, it’s be proven that a child growing up in a single parent household often times has negative outcomes. While in some situations single parenting cannot be avoided, a child growing up in a single parent household is affected in many different ways. It seems to be widely known that single parenting isn’t ideal. Most people have often heard the phrase “a child needs a mother and a father” or some variation of that phrase. Despite this, a lot of families either are composed of one parent and the children or else the child is shepherded back and forth between both parents. Despite the fact that this doesn’t seem to be “ideal” it’s happening more and more often. Perhaps one reason for this is that not everyone knows exactly how bad some of the ramifications of single parenting can be. For instance, a child that is the product of single parenting is twice as likely to drop out of high school, two and a half times as likely to be a teen mother, and 1.4 times as likely to be out of school or work as a child that grows up with both parents. Just those statistics are staggering enough that people should look for more ways around single…
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