Does being single make you less of a parent?
For over a century, children that have been brought up in a single parent family have been viewed so negatively. Is it because they’re more likely to cause trouble? Or because they don’t have the discipline that “nuclear” families have?
To many, raising a child is already an enormous strain and even in nuclear families and extended families, so surely it will be even more difficult in a single parent family? With only one role model to inspire a child, what will their future hold? According to the BBC, over 26% of all households within the UK are now single parent families. This could be due to separation or even just being alone. There is no absolute evidence to suggest that for any sole reason, a child that has been brought up by a lone parent will have any less success within their life.
. In today’s society many children have grown up
to become emotionally stable and successful whether they had one or two parents to show
them the rocky path that life bestows upon all human beings. The problem lies in the
difference of children raised by single parents versus children raised by both a mother
and a father. Does a child need both parents? Does a young boy need a father figure
around? Does the government provide help for single parents? What role do step-parents
and step-siblings play? With much speculation, this topic has become a very intriguing
argument. What people must understand is that properly raising a child does not rely on
the structure of a family but should be more focused on the process or values that are
taught to these children as they learn to mature. Children of single parents can be just as
progressive with emotional, social and behavioral skills as those with two parents.
People claim that the only way for children to gain full emotional and behavioral
skills is to be raised by both a mother and a father. When a topic such as this one has a
broad amount of variables...