If they do not receive treatment, they will starve and dead. 3.1.4 Faced Challenges Single parents also faced challenges in providing children education, cares, and loves especially for a single parent who carrying more than one child as the children may think that they are not getting enough of loves from their parents. For instance, if a single parent family, has two child, one of the child may have to use the old school uniform from his or her siblings. The child may feel unfair and misunderstanding that their parent is partiality or the parent is dislike of him or her. 3.1.5 Facing Prejudice and
Amato (2005) stated that it is difficult for poor single parents to afford the books, home computers, and private lessons that make it easier for their children to succeed in school. One of the reasons is the insufficient income of the single parent that living in the urban area. Due to the high living cost in the urban area, single parent need to work for few jobs in order to overcome the financial problem in their family. This is because of the fact that actually the household expenses are supported by both of the parents in a family but after they get divorced, all of the household expenses cannot be share among them. This is called the loss of the economics of scale.
The Downside of Single Parenting “A single parent could feel like a mouse racing on a wheel, where she/he is continually running, trying to maintain a proper household and raise healthy children.” This is a statement from Victoria Thompson. I do believe in this statement because for me single parents, unlike the married couple, are having a hard time in dividing their time with their work and taking good care of their kids. So, single parenting faces more disadvantages like the experience of economic hardship, negative judgment of the community and the psychological effects on rearing children that make the family and relation cycle really complicated. Single parenting is about having a child without living with a partner or spouse. In historical events, the major reason of becoming a single parent is because of the death of a partner, but nowadays, the main reason of being single parents is either divorce or unplanned pregnancy.
Feeling unwanted as well as being too eager to please others display signs of mental or emotional damage. If they are emotionally damaged this can cause a child to have; low self-esteem, become antisocial as well as be constantly depressed or face anxiety at an early age. All of these signs can leave a lasting impact on the child’s life, positively and negatively, yet mostly
The act of Single parenting is a social issue and there are some social factors which challenge a single mother while parenting. Some of these social challenges are discrimination in the job market, the lack of job opportunities, health maintenance cost, lack of education and experiences. In South Africa, research by the South African Institute of Race Relations indicates that the “typical” child is raised by a mother in a single-parent household. The children have absent but living fathers. For instance, Phindile Bhengu, who is unemployed and raises her 3 years old daughter single handedly, said “The father is not involved in anyway.
I agree that children who grow up in single parent/stepparent families are at greater risk for child abuse and violence more so, then if they were residing in a two-parent, nuclear, biological family environment. Furthermore, in single parent/stepparent family environment, parent-child conflict and forms of family dysfunction takes place. Firstly, it is complicated for children to adjust and develop to a stepparent relationship within a new family
One-parent families impact the children, whether it is the mother or the father. Though the ideal family situation is having both parents to love and support the children, in today’s society it is more and more common to just live with one parent. There are many statistical down sides but at the end of it all, the children become more independent and learn on how to work with their parent and not against them. violence impacts a family by installing fear, either fear from a male or a female depending on where the violence is coming from. Affecting their trust in people and future relationships with others.
Children not only learn from what they do, but they also learn from what they see their parents doing. Realizing this can be important because many parents express their conflicts and disagreements in front of their children. Consider the following before you disagree, argue or start a conflict in front of your children. Children who are fortunate enough to have two parents will need and love both parents. The emotional bonds formed between parents and children cause children to notice and adopt the values, attitudes and behaviour of their parents.
Therefore, for a child to build a healthy relationship with their parents, the parents must be actively in their child’s life. However, due to either death or necessity, there are moments when the parent can rarely spend time with their children. With the parents being too busy to talk or play, the child may grow up in a state of isolation. This may inhibit their ability to connect with others since they lack the experience in connecting or socializing with those close to them. The child may still grow normally without their parents, but there is a chance they failed to learn a lesson in their
The common trend is that children will experience stress if these challenges are not being handled properly. Children can gain stress through peers, family members and themselves. Parents should understand that children behave a certain way for a reason. By knowing what the reasons are, parents can change their children’s bad behavior. Children can cope with such stress and overcome them through different means like talking to a counsellor, parents or friends.