Essay about Single Parental Depression : Single Parent Families

1912 Words May 22nd, 2016 null Page
Over the past decade, single-parent families have become even more common than the traditional families consisting of a mother, father, and children. The increase of single parents have provoked concern and controversy of how they affect the wellbeing of children. Single parenthood can bring added pressure and stress to the job of raising children, therefore, it will drastically affect them. Several studies have concluded that although single parenting might have some perks, it will often result in behavioral problems and the child being disadvantaged in several ways, including socially, academically, and behaviorally. “A single parent is one living without a spouse and on whose shoulders lies the higher responsibility of looking after a child.” (Parental Depression, Stress, Anxiety and Childhood...). In most circumstances, they are separated, divorced or left behind by the other parent. An increase in the number of divorces and children born to unmarried couples contributes to the number of single parent families. Although, some people choose to raise children alone. For instance, if one chooses to adopt a child or become a parent through artificial insemination. According to the journal issue, Marriage and Child Wellbeing, during the last few years the number of single parent families increased from 9% to 27% in the U.S. There are even advertisements that reach out to not only the traditional married couples, but also to single parents since it is…

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