Single. Vs. dual parenting.
There are a lot of single parents out there; a whole twenty-seven percent of children across America are raised in single parent homes. That percentage may startle you but it is true. Recently there is a new movement in progress whose ideals are that single parents may be better off than coupled parents, but that is balderdash. My girlfriend has even told me that she would prefer to raise the child and only have me do the punishment. There have been a multitude of studies on this subject and after all the research on the effects of single and coupled parents on the child and I will show you how many parents is the better choice.
Did you know that children in single parent homes are more likely to commit risky behavior? The risky behaviors in question include smoking, taking drugs, and committing crimes, or even attempting suicide. This is the result of the inarguably stressful environment that single parenthood creates. The child searches or a way to relieve their stress through outside means. While this isn’t always true this is the norm of the results.
Another study has revealed that there are numerous unwanted effects on the parents as well. The first effect is that you may begin to disregard our own care; you won’t have time to take care of your own needs before taking care of the children. The second effect is much worse; the single parent may experience some psychological instability. The effects are all derived from stress, the stress of the social situations of the arrangement.
A single parent home also suffers from their treatment from society. As society currently stands we have a downward glance at this lifestyle, it is generally regarded as the fruit of bad choices. It is because of this that a single parent home may suffer from many preconceptions such as it being a broken home, that the parent is a victim of spousal abuse, or even that they are the stereotypical “ white trash” home. Children from these...