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Growing Up In A Single-Parent Family

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Introduction

Growing Up In A Single-Parent Family With the divorce rate as high as it is, more and more children are growing up in single-parent families. Ideally, it is better for children to live with their mom and dad happily married; however, children who grow up in single-parent households can still be well- adjusted children, teenagers, and adults. Although there are always exceptions to every rule, for the most part, children who grow up in single-parent working households are more mature, realistic and independent. First, in a single-parent working family, children tend to be more mature. The children are more mature because they often have to be responsible for themselves. For example, if their mom or dad has to work late, or if they work evenings, the children are in control of when to do their homework or even in some cases when to go tot bed. ...read more.

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Children growing up in a single parent family know that marriage is not a fairy tale and is definitely not perfect or for that matter even close to being perfect.. They saw their mom or dad's marriage fail and realized that marriage takes a lot of work, time, and dedication. Children in this situation also know that families have to work hard for the money that is necessary to take care of everyone's needs. The facts are that most in a single-parent families live at or below poverty levels and they know that mom or dad can't always buy them brand name clothing, the newest toy, the latest CD or the best video game console. They also know what it is "the real world". ...read more.

Conclusion

They are also capable of being on the own. For example, they are home alone more often and, therefore, they know what to do and how to handle themselves when they are on their own. Children who grow up in a single-parent family need to be independent because they cannot depend on their parents to be there at all times. Children who grow up in a single-parent family tend to have an easier transition when they are ready to move out on their own. They are more prepared for adult responsibilities because they are more mature, realistic and independent. Obviously, children from single-parent families may not get as much attention as they would have if both parents lived together. However, single parents do not need to worry; their children will be fine and able to easily handle and to adapt to different situations when they reach adulthood. ...read more.

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