The Importance Of Living In A Single Parent Household

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The family is both the fundamental unit of society as well as the root of culture. It ... is a perpetual source of encouragement, advocacy, assurance, and emotional refueling that empowers a child to venture with confidence into the greater world and to become all that he can be.”- Marianne Nefert. A generally stable family house hold consists of having two parents. Two parents with two incomes, a male head of household and a female head of house hold. It’s difficult living in a single parent household as a child, as well as it being difficult to raise a child in a single parent household. When living in a single parent household the child tends to have various issues with having to live without one parent, financial issues, and high risk of rebellious defiant behaviors. The reasons for single-parent families have changed. In the mid-twentieth century, most single-parent families came about because of the death of a spouse. Regardless of the situation, it will always be difficult for a child to live in a single parent household. It’s hard for parents to maintain a stable relationship with their child when it is a single parent household. Each child needs both their mother, as there female role models, as well as their father as there male role model. The child becomes their parents, it’s necessary to have role models to be the person they are growing to be. How can you proceed through life with one hand and not the other? Its do able, but the journey will be difficult. A household usually consists of two or more incomes that are supporting the house and the family residing in the household. Supporting a growing child is so expensive, from clothes to school, to school events. When the income becomes low, the child can’t participate in the events that the other children are participating in. When having a low income, it really can affect the environment your child lives in along with the peers your child is associating with. Parents want their children to establish strong relationships/friendships that are beneficial to their child and their success. It’s important for parents to build a barrier of success around their child, because they want nothing but the best for them. Discipline is hard to enforce in a single parent house hold because there is very little accountability involved, especially when the living situation is with divorced or separated parents. More than usual, the child will attempt to use the living situation to their advantage in