Challenges of Single Parenting Cause and Effect Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Challenges of Single Parenting
A research study focusing on several of the problems faced by single parents.
# 117571 | 2,362 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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This paper discusses the complicated life of the single parent and the results of a survey carried out to study a number of issues that affect the lives of both the parent and their child or children. The writer describes problems ranging from financial to mental. The single parent deals with a level of stress superior to that of a dual parent household, largely due to the increased responsibility required, and the lack of an individual to share it with. This can lead to feelings of loneliness within the single parent, reducing the single parent's personal well-being and lessening his/her capacity to parent. Children are also affected by the increase in stress and the unconventional situation and may suffer both academically and behaviorally. The financial challenges faced by the single parent family form another major issue that affects both the parent and child.

Research Results
Literature Review and Discussion

From the Paper:

"Throughout the research, a few particular trends became apparent. Single parents are just as the name describes, alone. Due to this they are forced to take on the roles of two parents and also provide the same support as multiple parents. This increased responsibility affects both their financial viability, levels of stress, and feelings of affection, alongside their ability to find companionship. The addition of stress in the lives of both the parents and children will have an effect upon their level of achievement in life, whether it is academically or financially on the part of the parents."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Blackburn, Jeanne L.; Hohmann-Marriott, Bryndl; Glick, Jennifer. "" Conference Papers -- American Sociological Association, 2005 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia. 2005.1 (2005): 1-13.

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