A single parent family is a family with children that is headed by a single parent.Today single parent families have become even more common than the so-called “nuclear family” consisting of a mother, father and children. Today we see all sorts of single parent families: headed by mothers, fathers, and even by a grandparent raising their grandchildren.
Reasons for becoming a single parent include divorce, break-up, abandonment, death of the other parent, childbirth by a single woman or single-person adoption.
Raising a child is a challenging experience. It is even more challenging for a single mother.Nowadays most of the single-parents are mothers. We see a growing number of problems single mothers face in society: financial struggles, lack of support, emotional battles, realizations and many more.The number of children living with a single parent is growing rapidly around the globe. Being a single parent can be quite stressful, both for the parent and the child. Beyond that, today’s parent faces unique parenting challenges: the rise of digital media, bullying, and high-stakes testing in early childhood.
Common problems face by single-moms are
1. Work-Life Challenges-A single mom is supposed to take care of the kids and provide for them all by herself. To be able to provide for the children she often has no choice but to put in extra working hours. Therefore, balancing the professional responsibilities and parenting is a major problem faced by single mothers.
2. Guilt, Blame, and Responsibility-Most single mothers are utterly sick of the motherhood and guilt rhetoric —especially working single mothers. They often feel like they’re forever coming up short when it comes to doing enough for their kids. Not to mention their boss and extended family, and yes, of course, their community. As single mothers, they have to do all of these things alone, and it’s not always easy.
3. Emotional Challenges -Being a single mom means that there is no one there to share the good and bad experiences. She doesn’t have anyone to watch favorite movies with when she can’t find a babysitter. She keeps on juggling between professional and personal lives. As a result, the sense of loneliness and depression starts to creep in.
4. Financial Strain-Lack of financial support is a reality for many single moms. While it’s true that “money can’t buy happiness”, a lack of money can cause stress, anxiety and limited choices. Single moms are more likely to feel guilty of not providing enough for the kids. The situation aggravates when they are left waiting for child support that never arrives, or they have to pay attorneys to pursue what should be paid.
5. Limited Time and Fatigue-The hardest part of being a single mom is prioritizing time and focus on self-care. Most single working mothers feel exhausted trying to hold down jobs and ensure their children attend extra-curricular activities. The very act of taking care of a baby and work responsibilities can be draining on many levels — emotionally, cognitively, and psychologically. They don’t have a time to take care of their self.
Current situation of the world the children who growing with their both parents are struggling to survival in the society.
So it is commendable for a woman to stand alone and do her duty as a mother and as well as father to her children. But the view of society about single parent is different perspective.There are some people in our society, who have different and wrong perspective about single mom and her child. The children of many single-mom families have the same success as those with both parents……