The steady uproar of a child ran throughout the hallway as Tanya’s daughter, Rose, fell beside her and gazed curiously up at her mother. Tanya could tell that something was bugging her darling child, so she didn’t hesitate to ask her what was wrong.
Rose speaking a choppy yet understandable tone began to explain. “Mommy, I-I don’t understand... If Tommy has two parents and so does Carly, then why don’t I?” Tanya, shocked by the words creeping through Rose’s curious mouth, began to cry. “Mommy, what’s wrong?”
“Nothing dear,” she sputtered back at Rose. Tanya took a few minutes to gather herself but then stated boldly at Rose, “You don’t have two parents because your Daddy left before you were born.
Single-parent households are a common scenario for many children and young women throughout America …show more content…
The setting is becoming more and more acceptable as the years go by. Many children are growing up fatherless or motherless while society pushes the concept to the side. What are the real consequences to this cultural alteration? Single-parent households affect children academically, economically, and emotionally.
Single-parenting households affect children when they are developing academically. Adolescent years are a necessity for proper educational growth. If a component in an adolescent 's life is altered, this may affect them on an academic level. Marie Kunz, an Atlanta-Journal Constitution writer explains this throughout her studies on single parent households. Without a father or a mother to support a single parent household, this can often lead to the parent working more and spending less time with the child, causing less attention on the child and their assignments (Kunz par. 2). In another sense, the child receives consideration and help on their studies because the parents are working more;