Comparable data were not available for children of single mothers. Among children ages living with their single mothers, The greater financial need of black families is also reflected in the amount of transfer monies they receive. According to data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, approximately 6 percent of white children ages lived in families receiving AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children incompared with nearly 23 percent of black children.
Three families, three stories: Raising kids as a single parent Three families, three stories: Raising kids as a single parent The challenges and the joys of the toughest job By Pamme Boutselis Parenting is a tough job, even when two adults are at the helm.
When a child is born, the last thing either parent considers is that someday he or she might be raising that child alone.
However, nearly 30 percent of New Hampshire children, age 18 and under, are being raised by a single parent.
Three single parents in New Hampshire share their stories here. While their experiences are different, they share one important commonality: In the face of the unexpected, each put the children first, striving to be the very best parent he or she can be.
Creating a New Life U. Army veteran Jessica Higgins of Merrimack was 22 when she got married. She had just returned home from a deployment to Iraq, and was having a difficult time transitioning.
Her husband became abusive, and it took the birth of her daughter for Higgins to gather the strength to leave. With her three-week-old daughter in tow, Emma, she left California and moved back home to New Hampshire six years ago to create a new life. Higgins and her daughter moved in with her family for a year or so.
Even with family available during the day to lend a hand, the nights were particularly tough.
This was my responsibility. There were times she could barely afford formula, and although it hurt her pride, her family had to step in financially to help. The challenges increased as Emma grew older. As she tested limits as a toddler, Higgins felt that she was always the bad guy, setting guidelines and disciplining her.
When other kids talked about their dads, Emma began to ask questions. She is proud who her daughter is — and who she is becoming as a person independent of her mom. Higgins said Emma is responsible for her own transition into civilian life, helping her to finally bridge the gap that had been so difficult to achieve early on.
Higgins has learned that it s OK to lean on people. She struggled unnecessarily because she was too stubborn and prideful to ask for help. His wife, Jody — the mother of his two young daughters — was rushed to the hospital on a Thursday night and was dead by Saturday morning.
His girls, Lauren and Julie, were 12 and 8 when she died.Although children in single-parent families are also more likely to have mothers in the labor force than those in two-parent families, the mothers of black children in single-parent families and, to a lesser extent, mothers of Hispanic children, are less likely to be in the labor force than those in two-parent families.
How a parent raises their child can affect the child later on in life.
There are four parenting styles: authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and neglectful (uninvolved). Each of these parenting styles can affect a child in some way. Are Children Raised With Absent Fathers Worse Off? Not all children raised in single parent families suffer of the increased resources available to them.
Single parents . Single Parent Children It is a fact that not so long ago, children from single parent households were discriminated against purely on the basis of their family structure.
Socially, culturally, financially and even in relation to their health care needs, there was not the same level of support provided as for children who were from nuclear families.
A recent column in the StarTribune has raised questions in some quarters about what the Catholic Church teaches regarding adopted children and kids raised in single-parent families. The column, reporting on a recent talk about marriage at DeLaSalle High School in .
Jan 03, · No single mom wants to fail them—provide less, teach less, support less, be less—but it is in our minds that we might. I would maintain that children with a single parent get the winning.