Single Parents Essay

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Being a single parent is often viewed as something different, something seemingly impossible, and something that nobody really wants to be. Unfortunately it’s becoming something that’s so common that more and more children are being raised by one parent instead of two. These days’ society has children growing up to become more emotionally stable and successful whether or not they had one or two parents to show them the rocky path that life bestows upon all people while growing up. So do children really need both parents? Do they really need the mother figure growing up, or the father figure just as much? What about step parents, and the government? How much help can one person get, and do they really need it? Raising a child properly does …show more content…
According to some statistics; Single parents are becoming more and more common in today’s world. Since 1995 the American Family structure for children ages 14-18 consists of 42% living in a first marriage family with both parents, 22% percent living in a second marriage step-family, 21% living with a single parents or separated family. 6% living in a single parent never married family and 3% living in a single parent widowed family. This is an extremely scary statistic considering that 58% of children in American are living in a single parent family. Today government also plays a huge role with helping these single parents and as unfortunate as it really is a lot of people take advantage of that. You can really begin to tell who really cares for their family and who gets by with how many benefits they receive from the government. Now, don’t get me wrong. I am a “single” parent who lives in an income based apartment but I work my butt off to be able to pay the thousand plus dollars of bills I have to pay every month. The government does help me with paying a little less for my two bedroom apartment I share with my son but to pay for everything together I still work forty hours a week, while also managing going back to school all to provide for my son. I do believe that some people abuse the government by having more kids than they can handle just to have all the government money, but that really shouldn’t encourage any person to become a single parent in the first

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