Argumentative Essay On Single Parent Families

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Single Parents Families It is a worldwide problem for families to get split up and go their separate ways. It is also a worldwide problem that something dramatic may happen in a family 's life that creates a smaller family. No matter the case there are many families that have been broken and left as a single parent household, some with one child others with many children of different ages. For the Families everyone plays a role as a victim but for the kids they play the biggest role of victims, because they are the youngest and do not really know what it is like to have two parents at once like their friends and peers. In this Society the single parent lifestyle has been looked at as different and strange. While …show more content…
Many believe that the most prevalent causes of people growing up bad, comes within the family whether it be single parents raising a child or both parents raising the child. While others will focus on the bad that comes from the single parents lifestyle only because they feel that it is different and different is no good. Which raises the questions, does a child need both parents to succeed? Will a boy be less of a man because he lacks the father figure? Will a girl not be as independent without a mother? With much speculation the topic at hand has become an ongoing argument between psychologist, teachers, families bystanders and the entire world. Before people take a side they must understand it is not the single parent household versus the standard two-parent household, it comes from what happens within the household. It is how properly one raises a child through good ethics and values, passing them on and staying with a child through life ergo the reason a child is commonly known for as a miniature version of who raised …show more content…
Since the nineteen hundreds the standard American family consisting of children ages fourteen to eighteen had forty-two percent living in a first marriage family with both parents, twenty-one percent living in a single parent, divorced or separated family, twenty-two percent living in a second marriage stepfamily household, six percent living among single parents never married and three percent living in a single parent widowed family. For the most part all of the numbers are close and showing it should not be looked at as strange today since they have been consistently getting higher. In many cases when in terms of emotional stability and single parenthood many argue that it is worse for the single parents household, but on the notions that that is because there is not as much love or affection shown. This goes back to the problem of not understanding if it is the structure or the way a child is raised that causing the problem at hand. The telegraph states that “Children from broken homes are almost five times more likely to develop emotional problems than those living with both parents.” Then as the article goes on the argument states later unclearly that “ The researchers stressed they had not discovered any direct causes of emotional and behavioral problems developing or persisting in children, but agreed there was a link to living in a broken home.” Another article says one of the

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