Sara McLanahan Summer Children of single-parent families suffer measurable harm. But the problems of the family are far more complex than the popular debate often suggests. PinIt Instapaper Pocket Email Print Inwhen Dan Quayle condemned the television character Murphy Brown for giving birth out of wedlock, he reopened an old debate that quickly became highly polarized. Some people claimed that growing up in a fatherless home was the major cause of child poverty, delinquency, and school failure, while others denied that single motherhood had any harmful effects.
November 7, at 2: He was the best man I ever knew and both my son and I love him very very much.
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He passed in December of He tried to take care of myself and my son but his POA was stealing from him and would not allow it. That was a mistake. They also stole over two million from him and they walked away unscathed. After his death, my son and I were evicted.
Now, me and my fourteen-year-old son are homeless living from basement to basement to basement and there is no help. We have moved 5 times since the end of May I have called every agency and there is no help!!!!! I want to die so bad, I am so tired but I have no one to take my son.
I have gone to Church of Christ my entire life, no help there either!!! Everyone around me is on SSD and nothing wrong with them. By the time I pay for rides and pay for my son and I to live in a horders basement, there is nothing left of my check. I have artholethesis, bone spurs, scoliosis in both thoracic and lumbar areas of spine, along with digenerate disc disease.
I also have siaticia and piriformis, fibromyalgia, 5 bulging disc along with 1 herniated disc. I have no cartilage left and I am in constant pain. I can and will pay my bills, but there is no help.
I have no family and no one wants to be friends with a homeless single mother that might need a ride, so I give my money to lyft. And yes his mailing address is there as well, so the State knows about it.
If they would offer a reward for turning in people who are defrauding the system, ie. I wish and Pray God destroys this entire planet any day now.Does Single Motherhood Harm Children?
Children who grow up with only one of their biological parents (nearly always the mother) are disadvantaged across a broad array of outcomes. Mar 19, · The disparities that remain also can’t be explained by differences in cognitive ability, an argument made by people who cite racial gaps in test scores that appear for both black boys and girls.
We're starting a new series called: Race and Parenting.
We wanted to start a dialogue among parents in the community from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, about how they talk to their kids. Best source for child and family well-being indicators in the United States. National, state, county, congressional district, and city data.
Economic well-being, education, health, family structure, and community data. Data by race, sex by age. KIDS COUNT Data Book. In , among all racial/ethnic groups, the region had larger proportions of families headed by single parents than in the state as a whole and the nation.
The largest discrepancies were for African-American families, where the region's rate was 12 points higher than the state's rate, and among Hispanic families, where the region's rate was.
We're starting a new series called: Race and Parenting. We wanted to start a dialogue among parents in the community from different ethnic and racial backgrounds, about how they talk to their kids.