What is the advantage of a single parent family?

What is the advantage of a single parent family?

Without a spouse taking up time with needs and requests, a single parent has more time – and energy – for the children. Single parents are also able to arrange the family schedule without consulting, or being concerned with, the other parent. Often, single parents are more relaxed with their children because of this.

Why are there so many single parent families?

Two major demographic trends can be identified as the underlying causes for the rise in single parenthood over the past several decades: the big increase in births to unmarried women and the increased rate of divorce. Today one-third of all births occur to unmarried women.

What does it mean if your family is headed by a single parent?

Single-parent families are families with children under age 18 headed by a parent who is widowed or divorced and not remarried, or by a parent who has never married.

Why is single parenting a problem?

Some of the common problems faced by single parents include: A lonely parent may cling to their children for support and company, making it harder for the child to eventually leave home. The demands of income earning, child raising and housework mean the single parent may have little or no time for themselves.