Without similar benefits and given the added social pressures, it is difficult to be a single parent in the U.S. Without similar benefits and given the added social pressures, it is difficult to be a single parent in the U.S. Whether a child has one parent or more, children do well when they have parenting that is nurturing, warm, sensitive, responsive, and flexible. Wikipedia Children raised by single parents can be just as happy and mentally healthy as those living with two biological parents.
The number of children living with a single parent has been on the rise, accompanied by a decline in marriage rates and an increase in out-of-wedlock births. As a single mother, your positive attitude, strength and determination can set a lifelong example for your child.
What is the difference between a single mother and a single father?
In my early years as a single parent, I struggled with my title and identity as a single parent. We know all too well that while raising a child in a two-parent household is difficult, raising a child alone is a whole different ballgame. In other words, you have to pick up the other partner’s work and do it all in the same time. As can only happen in the strange America of the social classes, in this great nation you can hear people squabbling over the right to refer to themselves as a “single parent.”
But while their sentiments are extremely valid, any mother who is doing more than her 50 percent share of a two-person job should be considered a single parent. While many studies on single parenting focus on the health and well-being of single mothers, there is not much data on single fathers.