Single Parenting Case Study

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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…
Amato et al. (2015) reported, “Increases in maternal education were generally related to improvements in children’s math” (p. 191). Also, “increases in the educational attainment of mothers were associated positively with most of the educational outcomes” (p. 201). Single mothers that are involved in the child’s education decreases the probability of the youth’s success. In order for the son to succeed, the mother has to be confident and live by example. Finding adequate employment helps the single Black mother to be stress-free (Wilson, 2014). According to Strong and Cohen (2014), “developing a positive attitude toward the changes that have taken place in their lives helps single parents, as does feeling success and pride in overcoming obstacles” (p. 517). For instance, pursuing a career or a higher education to helps the financial strain to alleviate some of the burden. When single-mothers achieve their degree, they are no longer frowned upon (Wilson,

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