Children Living With A Single Parent Essay

1780 Words Feb 19th, 2016 8 Pages
One in three kids today in America is being raised without a father; an average of fifteen million children (America’s Families & Living Arrangements, 2013). Now the numbers are very high which makes single mothers very common in America today. A mother has a lot of pressure on herself to maintain the child, not just physically, but emotionally as well. It’s her duty to provide the child with a stable home, food, and clothing. In addition she must play both mother and father roles, give necessary attention, love, affection, and maintain a job to provide a good income. In 2013, seventy-seven percent of single parents were single mothers, and eighty-five percent of the children living with a single parent were living with their mother (America’s Families & Living Arrangements 2013). With all these responsibilities of only one child, imagine having two or more. It’s a lot of pressure for one woman. Too busy working, too busy cleaning, too busy cooking, and too busy to worry much about their children 's education. Too many responsibilities overwhelm a single mother, and although she wants her children to be successful, the proper pressure and attention is not given to their education. Single mothers are becoming an obstacle to their children’s education.
Now a mother would want their child to be successful and have a good education, and getting a good education starts at home by helping the child do their homework. Although, many single mothers don’t help their children with…

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