Single Parenting Essay

2464 Words May 18th, 2013 10 Pages
Single Parenting-Advantages and Disadvantages

Samuella A. G. Brewah

SUNY College at Old Westbury

Abstract Being a single parent is an overwhelming task, nevertheless it yields greater benefits; with persistence and dedication. A strong bond is developed between the parent and the child/ children. It is a desire and heartbeat of everyone I to have a traditional family; wherein both the mother and father are fully involved in the lives of their children. In this all different roles and various levels of responsibilities are equally proportioned. There are times when as a single parent you encounter difficult moments; when performing tasks which should be handled by both parents especially those pertaining to gender. This research
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But what difference does it make when both parents are together, sometimes you have parent who are very abusive causing anarchy in the home. Fathers are abusive to their wives even in the presence of their children which can be very traumatic for the children. So can we say it is better to have a single parent family and peaceful home or an abusive home of traditional setting? The single parent may feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of juggling caring for the children, maintaining a job and keeping up with the bills and household chores. And typically, the family's finances and resources are drastically reduced following the parents' breakup” (APA Help Center). This is so true especially for me a women raising a son who want me to act like the father sometimes. There are times when I am home from school very tired trying to get things

ready for him for school the next morning and also with piles of my school work that has deadlines to meet. He would want me to join him in playing his game after his homework or if the weather is nice I have to play football with him during the day. I established rules in the house that no TV or games during the course of the week only on weekends but sometimes as the only child with no one to play with at home; I tend to be flexible so I could free myself a little.

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