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Some Facts About Single Parenting and Ways To Cope

It’s not easy to be a single parent. You are doing two jobs at once, all the time. Single parenting puts you in the both roles of sympathetic mom and a stern and a providing father.

Stress and single parenting, therefore, work together, giving the single mom or dad a terrible headache each and every day.

Stress and single parenting are common topics in self-help parenting books.
Raising a child is considered by psychlogists to be so stressful it that requires every ounce of emotional, behavioral and spiritual discipline.

Without help and guidance the single parent will soon be stressed out and breakdown.
Proper guidance from self-help books, counsellors and group therapy will help a single parent maintain stabilty and a healthy state of mind.

Psychologists say that in order for a single parent to manage both stress and single parenting, he or she should enumerate things that brings him or her the stressors.

Some facts about single parenting in the US

  • - There currently are more or less 11.9 million single parents in the country
  • - 84% of kids growing under a single parent live with their mothers
  • - Among all racial groups, the percentage of two-parent households has been drastically declining over the years
  • - Around 28% of American children aged 18 years old and below live with a single parent
  • - 85% of custodial parents are mothers and only about 15% are fathers
  • - 53.7% of custodial single parents work full time jobs, while 30% are temps
  • - Around 59% of single parents in custody of their children have some sort of child support agreements with the other parent

Support for Single Parents

If you are a single parent, you really need not fear. There are a lot ways you can obtain support, both financially and emotionally.

The US government offers financial support for single parents who have proven themselves unable to provide enough care for their children. The law acknowledges that single parents face responsibilities that are much more complicated than families with two parents, hence the provision for financial assistance.

This way, the government takes part in reducing the pressures and hardships single parents face every single day. Despite the absence of a partner, single parents are not alone in the challenging task of rearing their kids. The government is there and very much willing to help.

Internet sites like SingleParentsNetwork.com and SingleParentsMingle.com also provide venues for single parents to meet other single parents. They provide articles relevant to single parents’ situations and fora for single parents to discuss challenges that face them and their children.

Counseling from professionals can also form or make up a support system that will make single parenting easier and more effective. Because single parenting is no ordinary parenting, the parent and the child must learn to accept the situation minus the negative feeling.

Nowadays, single parenting is becoming a normal occurrence. Society is not that judgmental anymore towards the single parent and the child. Probably, it can be because of the immunity due to the rising number of single parents. Anyway, it can be positive because at least, single parents choose to be productive.

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