Today we see all sorts of single parent families: headed by mothers, fathers, and even by a grandparent raising their grandchildren.
That’s why taking steps to reduce their stress and anxiety is vital. When living in a divorced single-parent household, children tend to disengage from school at an early age (Astone & McLanahan, 1991). Stress and anxiety. The results of the study revealed that financial problem was the main stressor for majority of the single mothers. Single Parents Network - This is a website where single parents can get information on everything about single parenting and learn about available resources, including government resources. Today single parent families have become even more common than the so-called "nuclear family" consisting of a mother, father and children. When to Seek Counseling. Learning good ways to handle your children's behavior will reduce stress for all of you. The single parent has been around for a very long time, in spite of all the hoopla about them now. Many studies show why and how single parenting can affect a child’s educational success. According to a study at Cornell University, positive single parenting did not show any negative impact on the social and educational development of the 12- and 13-year-olds participating in the study. Treat Kids Like Kids. Check your local library for books on parenting. Just like everyone else, single parents sometimes need help with daily issues.
Single parenting can have positive effects on children as well, depending on other factors such as personality types and parenting techniques. Local hospitals, the YMCA, and church groups often sponsor parenting classes. If your separation was particularly acrimonious, your child would be exposed to a lot of negativity. Nothing is really new under the sun. Single-parenting as a result of divorce, hinders children’s educational success. The present study like, to study the problems faced by single mothers i.e. I hereby declare that this work, Impact of single parenthood on adolescent educational achievement: A Socio-Educational Perspective was carried out by me and that all quotations and references quoted in this work have been
After that the problems are considerably reduced. social, emotional and economic, a sample of 50 single mothers were selected by snowball sampling technique. Single parenting is basically where an unwed, unattached, spouse-less (whichever term you prefer), parent, who takes on most, if not all, of the day to day responsibilities of raising a child/children. The stress and anxiety of separation can be an impact of single parenting, where everything from your child’s school achievements to how well they relate to their peers will take a toll on you. In most cases, you will find that the mothers are the primary care givers in a single parent household in Jamaica. Though being a single parent can get lonely, try not to treat your children like substitutes for a partner.