Stereotypes Of Single Parenting

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Introduction Single Parenting is on the rise and has a negative stigma against mothers that give birth out of wedlock or raising children after a bitter divorce (Strong & Cohen, 2014, p. 510). Most mothers go into a relationship in hopes of raising their children with the father in the household. The stereotype that is said about single parenting is that they live in poverty because of lack of education, which in turn, cannot get a good paying job. Children that live in underdeveloped neighborhoods will not succeed academically. Black adolescence males are either in gangs, institutionalized, or dead; however, it is possible for Black adolescence males living in a low income single parent family to achieve greatness by overcoming the impossible. …show more content…
191). Strong and Cohen (2014) asserts that, “In the four decades from 1970 to 2011, the percentage of children living in single-parent families doubled” (p. 510). This is the result of fathers not taking a stance and not taking care of their children. Single mother’s experience poverty because they pick up the financial burden of having to care for her family, which the father does not often pay support to help out. According Strong and Cohen (2014), “70 percent of children in single-mother households are either poor or low income compared to less than a third of children in other types of households” (p. 513). Social capital is missing from the father is the consequences that lack the things that the child needs (p. …show more content…
Visser et al. (2015) pointed out, “the social outcomes of youths are a result of successful or less successful parenting styles and strategies” (p. 112). Children can get involved into negative activity in their neighborhood or get involved with the wrong group of his peers. “Meanwhile, the school-to-prison pipeline for Black males continues to widen,” claimed Robinson and Werblow (2013). Not only is the jail system predominantly full of Black males; the other consequence in negative activity is death. Further studies argue that children growing up in high crime areas have many encounters (Visser et al., 2015, p. 112). A lot of the youths have social problems which will decrease their ability to thrive

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