Single Working Mothers: The Sacrifices of Being A Single Working Mother

1819 WordsJul 12, 20188 Pages
Single Working Mothers Thesis: Within the process of a single mother striving to be successful, a fatherless household will most likely become stressful upon the mother as well as the children. How does single motherhood affect the children of the household? A. The more “transitions” experienced by a child, the more children are likely to have either emotional or academic problems. It is not impossible for the children to have both problems. B. Watching the single mother’s struggle, children are likely to cause trouble in the society. I. How She Really Does It A. The single mother has to gain the power of staying at work. B. She should learn how to juggle work and her children. C. No mother wants to be the “good…show more content…
How can a single mother stay at work with a child at home? When you have to make a living for your children, it is necessary to search for someone to watch after them. By doing this you will be proving to others that working full time does not consider abandoning the child. The art of juggling work and children can have obstacles to it, but it takes a strong dedicated mother to proceed through the trials and tribulations. In 1997, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that all mothers nurse their babies for one full year (Sachs, 2005). Sachs informs the reader that there are 71% of new moms that nurse their newborns. Three months later the percentage drops to 50% and decreases to 36% at six months when the mothers returns to work. Mothers strive to be productive because they do not want to be classified as the “good enough” mom. While caring for her child, a single working mother has to face the judgmental thoughts of other women. “The judgment we face from other women is brutal. I think it really comes from insecurity. The stay-at-home moms are a little insecure that they have given up their careers, and working moms feel uneasy that they’re not spending enough time with their kids. I think the insecurity on both sides breeds resentment. As women and as moms I think we’re hurting our cause by not supporting each other,” says Cosmo Girl New York manager Lauren Lerman and mother of a three-year-old. Although a single mother suffers from
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