Effects Of Single Parent Household

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Throughout history single parent households have always existed, whether they were caused by the death of a parent, one of the parents leaving, accidental pregnancy or even divorce. The growth of single family households is constantly growing some studies show that this is because divorce is no longer a taboo idea and is now becoming more and more common in modern day culture. This form of household may be the most dangerous type of family household seeing that the chances of poverty rise in this category (Ruspini 2013).
Research done by Paul Amato, and Alan Booth, have found quite convincing evidence that children still attending school with divorced parents have a high rate of failing in school or having difficulties
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It should also be noted that there is only minimal research done on this particular subject (Marrow, 2006).
Carlos makes the argument that instead of have a “need” for a mother and father figure, perhaps change the wording. The idea is “mother” and “father” to be used as a verb, an action word, not a noun. In this sense a person can act as both the mother and father while only being the single parent. But this idea of “degendering” a parent or the idea of parenthood, is still a controversial issue (Carlos, 2012).
One issue in when a trans-person raises a child, the sexuality of the parent does play a role in the child’s identity. When parent comes out it may have a negative effect on the child. These negative effects are similar to those found in a single parent’s household when divorce is involved like, self-acceptance, and mental development (Morrow, 2006). But yet the distancing of the parent who is making the transition can create even more problems (Ruspini,
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He found that gay fathers were found to be more empathic and supportive of their children. But unlike lesbians with children there isn’t a lot of information on gay couples raising children. Marchesani explains that most negative views on same sex parenting has begun in North America. In a study Marchesani asked a group of around 1,200 heterosexual male and females their views on same sex parenting. Results show negativity toward same sex couples in remarks to thinking the child would have problems in life growing up. Marchesani reiterates that children raised in these household are no different the children raised in heterosexual households, and in a closing says that there show be more education on the

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