Essay on A Report On Single Parent Families

1459 Words Dec 7th, 2015 6 Pages
Single Parent Families Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a single parent? Maybe you are one. If you are a single parent you know that there is a huge struggle that can bring you down. Jennifer Wolf states, “A report released by the U.S Census Bureau every two years (and most recently in December 2011), there are approximately 13.7 million single parents in the United States today, and those parents are responsible for raising 22 million children.” In arguing this claim Wolf really means that there are a lot of single parents that are having a hard struggle and had to raise more than one kid. Even though children raised in a single parent family can be well adjusted, many times because the single parent is working long hours to provide for the families’, the child is left unsupervised and will suffer from emotional and social issues.(The Rise –And fall?—of single parent families) There are many problems that single parent families face. One major problem the child may get emotionally unstable. In most cases the child may feel the other parent is not there because they are not cared about or loved. They also may often feel that it is their fault as to why the parents are divorced. Many times this is not the case, but the child does not know that. Most children in this situation may start to have suicidal thoughts and think they should not be alive. We of course should let them know that it is not correct. Another problem single parent families face is drug…

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